Comprehensive Statewide Extension Programs
Recurring request: $2.2 million
For Clemson to fulfill its land grant mission of Extension, it must develop innovative educational programs, and respond to new and emerging agriculture technologies and potential new and economically viable crops by developing information for the agribusiness community. Clemson is therefore seeking funding to improve our educational programming for youth, ensure that all counties have resident agent support for critical agriculture and natural resource programs, and develop and implement new programming initiatives for emerging crops.
South Carolina 4-H Clementa Pinckney Leadership Conference
Created in 2015 to honor the late Senator Clementa Pinckney and his legacy as a 4-Her, Extension developed the South Carolina 4-H Clementa Pinckney Leadership Conference, which instills teamwork, leadership and citizenship in South Carolina junior and senior high school students. The requested funds will allow Clemson to continue this program and to meet the needs of additional students statewide.
|Camps, Conference, Scholarships||$340,000|
Critical Extension Personnel
Clemson is continuing efforts to reestablish in all counties critical programming personnel lost during the recession. The program assistants request will complete our goal of having a staff person present in each county office.
|Program Assistants (7)||$125,000|
|Food Safety & Nutrition Agents (3)||$195,000|
|Livestock Agents (3)||$195,000|
|4-H Agents (4)||$260,000|
|Horticulture Agents (2)||$130,000|
|Agronomy & Agribusiness Agents (2)||$130,000|
Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Emerging consumer and grower interest in the production and utilization of sustainable and organic food has increased the demand for Extension programming.
|Production Specialist (1)||$105,000|
|Extension agents (3)||$185,000|
|Regulatory agents (3)||$185,000|
|Extension Associate (1)||$70,000|
Grand total: $2,233,000