COVID-19 Resources

As COVID-19 continues to be a concern for fruit and vegetable growers, Clemson Extension agents are still on duty.  Don’t hesitate to call or email your local agent should any need arise. COVID-19 resources will be shared on this page.  Check back regularly, as new resources will be posted as they are made available.

Notice of Essential Food and Agriculture Employees:

As of 5 PM on 4/7/20, SC is under a “work or home order” from Governor McMaster.

  • The Commissioner of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers has drafted a Notice of Essential Food and Agricultural Employee form that farms may fill out for each employee certifying them as an essential employee.
  • Employees should keep this form with them while commuting to and from work.
  • Commissioner Weathers also sent this letter to the law enforcement community in regards to his notice.

Clemson Extension Information:

Marketing Resources:

U-Pick and Agritourism Operations:

U-Pick operations have not been prohibited by the Governor’s home or work order.  If you choose to allow U-Pick, limit the number of customers allowed in the field at one time and try to spread customers out as much as possible.

Other Resources:

SC Farm Bureau

SC Dept. of Agriculture

AgriSafe Webinar “What Ag Producers Need to Know About COVID-19”