Clemson Agricultural Safety

Safety Spotlight – January 2022

Pete Wilson Hometown: Lowrys, SC Position: Partner at Cotton Hills Farm After graduating from Clemson University in 2008, I returned to my family’s farm in Chester County. We grow a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables along with cotton and cereal rye. My time is spent focusing on the production of our crops with an […]

Safety Spotlight – December 2021

Adam J. Kantrovich Hometown: Des Plaines, IL Position: Extension Specialist – Agribusiness, Director of Clemson Extension Tax School, Asst. Director of the Clemson Cooperative Extension Agribusiness Team I work with farmers, landowners, the timber industry, and others within the agricultural industry specializing in farm financial management, ag labor policy issues, farm succession, transition, and estate […]

Safety Spotlight – November 2021

Charlie Westbrook Hometown: Rock Hill, SC Position: Owner of Cherry Place Farm I farm with my son, Charlie III, and my daughter, Bailey. Charlie graduated from Clemson (Ag. Mech. ’17), and Bailey graduated from Anderson University ’20.  We grow Strawberries in the Spring and produce in the Summer. We run a Corn Maze/ Pumpkin Patch in […]

Safety Spotlight – October 2021

Aaron Turner Hometown: Silver City, NM Position: Assistant Professor, Ag. Mech. and Business I’m an assistant professor in the Agricultural Sciences Department at Clemson, and I teach in the Ag. Mech. and Business program. My interest in agriculture started when I was an undergraduate student at NMSU. I was working part-time in the college’s machine […]

Ag Safety Spotlight – September 2021

Charles V Privette, III Hometown: Pendleton, SC Position: Department Chair, Agricultural Sciences I grew up on a small beef cattle farm in Pendleton, SC, where my dad worked with Clemson Extension as their Irrigation Specialist. I then, in turn, would travel with him as a kid to farms and field days across the state. This […]

Safety Spotlight – August 2021

Michael Plumblee Hometown: Aiken, SC Position: Corn and Soybean Extension Specialist I am an Assistant Professor in Plant and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University and I am the Corn and Soybean Extension Specialist covering the state of SC. I work with farmers, Extension agents, and other stakeholders on issues related to corn and soybean agronomics, […]

Safety Spotlight – July 2021

Jalen Wilkerson Hometown: Seneca, SC Position: Owner of Wilkerson Lawn Care “Agriculture has been a big part of my life, I have always enjoyed everything about agriculture. However, I was not sure how I wanted to contribute to the industry. I started a landscaping company while I was in high school, my SAE was landscape […]

Safety Spotlight – June 2021

Sandy Lovern Hometown: Fort Lawn, SC Position: Owner of Lovern Greenhouses “When I was younger, I never thought that agriculture was going to be the path I chose in life, but when I moved to South Carolina, that is where I ended up. I found myself in the greenhouse at my high school, and that […]

Safety Spotlight – February 2020

Jacob Koch, as part of his master’s research, has become Associate Director in the Agricultural Safety Program through Clemson University’s Agricultural Sciences Department. The program builds demonstrations to travel around the state visiting Clemson Research and Education Centers to conduct Ag Safety Days and teach middle to high school age kids about different aspects of […]

Safety Spotlight – March 2020

Justin Ables owns and manages a 5th generation family farm with his dad. Justin lives on the farm with his wife and 3-year-old son. The family farm consists of 10 poultry houses, cattle, and row crop operations. They grow wheat, soybeans, and corn along with hay. Justin graduated from Clemson University with a degree in […]