SCUEC supports these worthwhile endeavors
Region 12 Arabian Association Youth Jamboree
In 2013, The Region 12 Arabian Association Youth Jamboree celebrated its 25th year of support for youth education in equine interests. The Jamboree started as an endeavor to support Arabian youth owners in education and interest in the equine fields but over the years it has developed into something much larger. Now any horse breed, and youth horse owner is invited to participate in the week long “camp”. SCUEC has been a supporter for this worthy cause since our inception.
South Carolina 4-H Horse Program
The SC 4-H Program has over 1000 youth participants. They have competed in South East Regional and Eastern National Championships. These competitions have helped our SC youth win prize monies and scholarships, along with developing leadership skills that will serve them throughout their adult lives. SCUEC is proud to support these youth and this Clemson Extension Program.
Tri-County Technical College Vet Tech Evening Student Scholarship
TCTC offers a Vet Tech program that is recognized throughout the US. They even offer a part-time evening student program. Unfortunately, scholarships for part-time students are not available, yet they are hard working (usually balancing a family, job, and their education), and deserving of some financial assistance too. Education in the equine industry is paramount to SCUEC, so in 2011 SCUEC started a scholarship specifically for those part-time students. This cooperation has proven to be beneficial to all involved.
T. Ed Garrison Arena
The T. Ed Garrison Arena at Clemson University is the only full service, public, multi-purpose livestock facilities in South Carolina. The Arena was designed to promote the state’s billion-dollar livestock industry qand is operated by the Cooperative Extension Service in the division of Public Service and Agriculture. The events held at the arena draw thousands of visitors to Clemson and South Carolina, boost tourism and contribute to economic development not only in the upstate, but also throughout the entire state of South Carolina. SCUEC recognizes the impact this facility currently has, and believes in its ability to grow creating an even more impressive impact to the state of South Carolina. The T. Ed Garrison Arena is solely supported by revenue generated by the Arena.
Clemson University Experimental Forest South
The Clemson Experimental Forest is managed for a maintained yield of forest products including timber, clean water and air, and wildlife. It’s prime directive is to be a well-managed, self-sustaining, ecologically healthy, living laboratory, classroom and recreational resource for the benefit of the university, commerce and citizenry of South Carolina, The forest was divided into three separate forests: the commercial forest, the multiple-use forest, and the protection forest. MARP’s purpose is to measure the biological, economic, and social responses to the effects of forest cultural practices and to interpret those responses on the environment and society.
The Clemson Experimental Forest trail system is divided into three areas: Todds Creek, Issaqueena, and Fants Grove. The trails are used for teaching, research and public recreation. Public recreation use of the trails includes birdwatching, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. Fishing and hunting are also allowed in the forest and are regulated by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The Clemson Experimental Forest personnel, equipment, supplies, roads, recreation facilities and maintenance are solely supported by revenue generated by the Forest.