Welcome Alex Thompson, Area Food Systems & Safety Agent

February 7, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Alex Thompson has accepted the offer to become the Area Food Systems and Safety Agent-based in Greenville County with Clemson Cooperative Extension. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Born in Greenville, Alex has been interested in Extension since he and his mother began watching Making It Grow weekly when he was a child. Alex’s primary professional background is in craft brewing. He has worked as a brewer in an Upstate brewery and has also conducted research into bacterial contamination and prevention for microbreweries. He has a passion for food safety and microbiology, food chemistry, and fermentation science. Alex is also a United States Army Veteran and served in Operation Enduring Freedom.  Alex begins his position on March 1.

George M Dickert, District Extension Director


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