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Budget Priorities

For FY 2018-19 we are requesting increased state investments in Clemson research and extension programs, as well as facilities needed for South Carolina to be competitive in today's agribusiness industry.

Our priorities include:

Recurring

  • Water Resource Research, Management and Technology -- $2 million
  • Comprehensive Statewide Extension Programs -- $2.2 million
  • Critical Agriculture and Natural Resources Research -- $1.5 million

Nonrecurring

  • Statewide Research and Education Facility Upgrades -- $3.25 million
  • Facility Renovation for Water Research -- $7 million
  • T. Ed Garrison Arena Education/Conference Center -- $10 million
  • Built Environment Laboratory -- $1.3 million

As a land-grant university, Clemson is part of a national system created by the U.S. Congress to improve the quality of life for citizens in every state through teaching, research and outreach. The university’s statewide Public Service and Agriculture (PSA) network conducts research, outreach and regulatory programs that improve and protect economic prosperity and well-being for all South Carolina citizens. Clemson PSA’s six Research and Education Centers develop relevant, unbiased, research-based knowledge. Cooperative Extension imparts science-based information through a system of offices and agents covering all 46 counties in South Carolina. Livestock Poultry Health safeguards the health and safety of livestock/poultry industries and companion animals, and protects the food supply and public health of South Carolinians. Regulatory Services ensures the safe, effective use of fertilizers and pesticides, and the quality of seeds and plants grown in the state, and conducts programs that prevent agroterrorism.

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