The Chesterfield County Clemson Extension Service has welcomed Amber Starnes as the new area livestock agent. Starnes is a native to Chesterfield and graduated from Chesterfield High School. She and her husband, Scotty, reside in Chesterfield along with their son, Tanner.
Starnes received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Coker College and a master’s in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas. Starnes is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas. Her degrees and research specialize in livestock genetics and she has extensive experience in the agricultural practices and management.
Amber’s primary program responsibility will be in the area of Livestock and Forages. Program responsibilities will include topics ranging from beef cattle, equine, small ruminant, poultry and pork production. She will also work in helping with establishment, management and efficient utilization of grazing and hay crops. Starnes will also provide support for local 4-H Livestock programs.
Starnes will be working in the Chesterfield County office on Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and in the Marlboro County office on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The mission of the Clemson Extension Service is to provide sound, scientifically based information to South Carolinians and help them use that information to improve the quality of their lives.
For more information on programs and services offered by Clemson Extension Service, contact the Chesterfield office at 843-623-2134.