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SC State 1890 Research & Extension receives $4.5M climate-smart grant

Story by Matthew Sockol • WCIV Charleston, SC

The South Carolina State University (SC State) 1890 Research & Extension was awarded a $4.5 million climate-smart commodities grant.

According to a Feb. 17 press release, SC State 1890 will partner with Mixon Seed Services and the South Carolina Black Farmers Coalition to educate and provide resources, including financial incentive opportunities to small and minority farmers specializing in leafy greens and cover crops, including those that serve as cash crops.

SC State’s partnership with Mixon Seed Services is the school’s first public-private partnership project awarded in its history, according to the press release. A news conference will be held on Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the university’s Presidents State Room to announce the partnership.

“We are moving onward and upward,” SC State President Alexander Conyers said in a statement. “The SC State and Mixon Seed Climate-Smart agriculture partnership marks yet another significant milestone in our strategic vision for fulfilling and preserving SC State University’s land-grant values of teaching, research, and outreach.”


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