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About Climate-Smart Grown in SC

The two land-grant institutions of South Carolina, Clemson University and SC State University, have partnered on a pilot project funded by the USDA-NRCS Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. For the purposes of this project, a "climate-smart commodity" is defined as an agricultural commodity that is produced using agricultural practices - farming, ranching, or forestry - to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or sequester carbon. 

Why Climate-Smart?

The goal of this South Carolina pilot project is to increase the acreage and number of farmers using cover crops, prescribed grazing, reduced tillage, and other conservation practices that will not only reduce greenhouse gases but also improve water quality, biodiversity, and increase the productivity and well-being of our greater farming and foresting communities across the state.

How Will This Project Work?

Over the next five years, Climate-Smart Grown in SC will provide technical and financial support to farmers, including small-scale and underserved producers, to facilitate the adoption of climate-smart practices. This project will focus on four commodities: peanut, leafy greens, forages for beef cattle, and forest products. A support team of field associates, researchers, and technicians will work with participants to implement climate-smart practices and monitor changes in carbon and other greenhouse gases associated with these practices. A market development team will also work with producers to explore new markets for the resulting climate-smart commodities.

Interested in Joining Climate-Smart Grown in SC?

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Want to be part of the Climate-Smart Grown in SC team? We are looking to fill the following positions:

Full-time Soil Fertility Technician

Full-time Research Associate

Full-time Extension Agent

Follow the links above to find out more!