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Extension agent Gilbert Miller and son, Jesse, walked across the Commencement stage together

Monday, June 4th, 2012
From left: Gilbert and Jesse Miller

After years together as Clemson students, the father and son pair received their degrees in the same ceremony on May 11.

Got Extension Agents? Leaders in the field, Clemson’s agents are helping educate tomorrow’s farmers and gardeners

Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Clemson Extension Agent Brian Beer works closely with farmers like Cathy Taylor, left, who runs a grass-fed beef business. | Images by Rebecca Dalhouse, Clemson PSA

People are getting back to the land, or at least to their backyards, where they are reconnecting with growing things — vegetables, fruits, cattle, timber, flowers, shrubs, even families and local economies. And Clemson Extension agents are available to provide sound, scientifically based information to South Carolinians and help them use that information to improve the quality of their lives.

From birth defects to technology, one Clemson student is educating the state and making his own dreams come true

Monday, November 14th, 2011
As a production assistant, Clemson senior Will Hall, right, works closely with <i>Your Day</i> Production Manager Eric Rodgers on the daily radio program.

Clemson senior Will Hall uses the radio to create a difference in others’ lives by educating them on important topics, whether they are local or global. He hopes that this education will positively increase listeners’ understanding of the world around them.

Clemson entomologist examines the insects that people deal with every day

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
Clemson entomology professor Eric Benson collects earwigs to show children in Cambodia. He is involved in a Clemson USAID project looking at non-chemical ways to control insect pests in Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

From pest control to regulatory officials and agencies, Benson studies insects in common settings and locations. Even though people can get nervous at the sight of an insect, Benson wants people to know that many insects are actually beneficial.

Professor Desmond Layne is determined to show the world ‘Everything About Peaches’

Monday, April 18th, 2011
Clemson professor Desmond Layne stands in the middle of rows of blooming peach trees. This is “Dr. Peach’s” domain.

Pomology is more than Des Layne’s profession — it’s his life. His enthusiasm for peaches is helping to deepen the University’s relationships with local farmers.