Charles Davis – Agronomy Agent – Calhoun and Richland Counties

March 16, 2021

Charles Davis is the Clemson Extension Agronomy Agent for Calhoun and Richland Counties. He began his career with Clemson in 1979 and is in his 42nd year as an Extension Agent.
After graduating from Clemson in May of 1979 with a degree in Agricultural Mechanization and Business, Charles began my career working as a small farm Extension Agent at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. In 1984 he took the position of Assistant County Agent in the Orangeburg Office of Clemson Extension. In 1989 he took the role of County Agent in Calhoun County, where he is currently employed.
Over Charles’ 42 years, he has gained expertise in many aspects of agricultural production, but his focus has been on cotton and peanut production.
As the Clemson Extension Agent, his primary focus is on commercial agricultural production in Calhoun and Richland Counties. However, as the county’s only agent, he deals with all questions that come into the office. He spends most of my time assisting the commercial row crop producers with information on crop production, pest management, and problem analysis.
The most enjoyable aspect of Charles’ career is developing close friendships with the farmers in the counties he serves. Helping them solve problems and being their local expert has been most rewarding.
During his career, his most memorable experience was the opportunity to serve on the Board of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents for four years. Making friends across the country and having a part in guiding the association is his most memorable achievement.

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