Clemson University students Hunter Bedenbaugh and Parker Eargle from Batesburg-Leesville joined other Clemson University students interested in agriculture and natural resources on a study tour of agriculture businesses and agencies in South Carolina during their Spring Break, reports John W. Parris, director of the SC Agri-News Service.
The week-long tour was planned and conducted by Dr. Jean Bertrand, Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson, along with Sennah Honea, director of alumni relations, Paula Beecher, director of the Bookhart Student Services Center and McCauley Frierson, director of recruitment in the college.
Dr. Bertrand said the students have been researching and learning about the places they would visit on the tour all semester and they were prepared. “It was gratifying to see how the trip allowed the students to understand the impact of agriculture and natural resources on the South Carolina economy,” she added.
Agricultural agencies and businesses visited in the mid-state region included Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, Walter P. Rawl and Sons Farm, Amick Farms, Titan Farms, Yon Farms, T and S Farms, Satterwhite Dairy and City Roots Urban Farm.
Parker Eargle, who is majoring in Agribusiness at Clemson, is the son of Michael and Sharon Eargle and Hunter Bedendaugh, who is majoring in Agricultural Mechanization and Business, is the son of Andy and Amy Bedenbaugh.