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    Drew Jeffers, Horticulture and Natural Resources Agent at Clemson Extension  
    I am a native of the mountains of eastern Tennessee. I have a B.S. in Agriculture: Plant and Soil Science and an M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from Tennessee. My thesis project focused on purchasing choices of woody tree and shrub liner buyers. I have worked as an herbaceous perennial grower for Berry Family of Nurseries, a production manager for Brussel's Bonsai Nursery, a bedding plant grower for Van Wingerden International, and an Integrated Pest Management (IPM)coordinator for Costa Farms - Costa Carolina.

    I am the Horticultural Extension Agent in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, for Clemson University Cooperative Extension. I work with consumers, commercial landscapers, and commercial greenhouse/nursery producers on a wide variety of topics and issues. In addition to my normal webinars and programs, I have helped develop several on-demand trainings such as the South Carolina Commercial Pesticide Applicator Exam Preparation Course, the South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional (SCCLP) Program, and the SCCLP Integrated Pest Management School. I am also currently the State Coordinator of the South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional. I am also currently seeking my doctoral degree from Clemson University, looking at Consumer and Commercial Plant Buyer Preferences for Woody Trees and Shrubs.

    Clemson University ... Department of Horticulture  
    Clemson Extension helps improve the quality of life of all South Carolinians by providing unbiased, research-based information through an array of public outreach programs in youth development; agribusiness; agriculture; food, nutrition and health; and natural resources. With offices in all 46 counties of the state, Extension works to help support South Carolina’s $42 billion agriculture and forestry industries; strengthen families and communities; improve stewardship of natural resources and the environment; strengthen connections between people and their food; and expose South Carolina youth to opportunities in agriculture, science, technology, engineering and math.

    For 100 years, the Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youth and adults through progressive information delivery systems that improved lives and shaped a nation. Today, the Clemson University Extension Service is proud to deliver research-based information in agriculture, natural resources, food safety and nutrition, economic and community development, and 4-H youth development.

    Address:     Clemson University, 101 Barre Hall Clemson, SC 29634
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