Rides, games, and food aren't all the South Carolina State Fair has to offer. There are plenty of fun learning opportunities as well.
The Clemson Extension is set up inside the Ellison Building, teaching fairgoers about agriculture, hydroponic plants, and topography.
"We exist throughout the state, and a lot of people don't know that, but we have a plethora of resources to let the public know about," staff development and reporting coordinator Becca Hedden told me.
"It's a process that we can do in areas that you normally wouldn't grow food," Clemson Extension Assistant Specialist Lance Beecher detailed. "So, for example, we could grow in this building. We could fill this building up with a hydroponic system and grow food in an area where normally we wouldn't be able to."
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