|Clemson Extension: Horticulture
Clemson Extension employs 36 extension agents with primary horticulture
responsibilities in South Carolina. These county agents work closely
with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and
at the various research and education centers located across the state.
They provide expertise in topics ranging from fruits and vegetables,
landscape, turf, ornamental plants and issues related to home gardening
or commercial production.
The South Carolina Landscape and Turfgrass
Association (SCLTA) provides training to professional turf and
landscape managers in South Carolina. In addition, a quarterly
magazine highlighting industry news is provided with membership.
Membership includes landscapers, municipal grounds keepers, golf course
employees, students, industry suppliers, university staff, master
gardeners, and individuals interested in continuing their knowledge
base in the green industry.
The South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association was established in
1958 in order to promote the nursery industry, disseminate knowledge
and stimulate public interest in all facets and related industries of
ornamental horticulture. It's membership has grown to over 560
members who represent all segments of the "green" industry including
growers, landscapers, retailers, maintenance companies,
educators. Many of the member businesses are in two or more of
these segments of the industry.
U.S. Forest Service
The Forest Service was established in 1905 and is an agency of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in
national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres.
National Association of State Foresters
NASF is a non-profit organization that represents the directors of
forestry agencies from the fifty states, eight U.S. territories and
associated states, and the District of Columbia.