Upstate SC Data Food Information
With more than 25,000 farms in South Carolina, along with abundant water and sewer availability, companies in the food manufacturing and packaging industry are finding success in our region.
Clemson is one of just a few schools in the U.S. that offers a degree in packaging science. Bolstered by industry partnerships and advanced labs, areas of study include distribution, transportation, and engineering technology; food and health care packaging; package design and graphics; and materials. Clemson offers the following degrees:
- B. S. in Food Science & Human Nutrition
- B. S. in Packaging Science
- M. S. in Food, Nutrition, and Culinary Science
- M. S. in Packaging Science
- Ph. D. in Food Technology.
South Carolina Department of Agriculture promotes and advocates for the growth of existing and new agribusiness opportunities throughout the state. Agribusiness accounts for 9.1% of the state’s total economic output.