Aeolian Hill Farm- Over 200 Years of Agricultural Experience
Aeolian Hill Farm has been a working farm for the past 148 years and continues today with experimental cotton and hemp, timber, peanuts, corn and related ethanol products, as well as, agri-tourism to promote education.
Clemson University continues its experimental cotton planting since its founding. In fact, Aeolian Hill Farm's cotton continues under the stewardship of Kent Wannamaker, descendant of John Edward and Dr. John. Kent was named the Farmer of the Year and is active in all levels of farming. The first harvestable soybean, the Clemson Non-Shatter, was created at Aeolian Hill by Dr. John E. Wannamaker II for which he received a patent.
Mr. Johnny. J.E. Wannamaker, a progressive farmer who establish a seed farm at Aeolian Hill and practiced very diversified agricultural practices. He was instrumental in establishing drainage and erosion control as evidence with his body of work that influenced the USDA as well as farmers in Asia, where he is regularly quoted as an authority even today. He was named by Thomas Clemson as one of the original life trustees to Clemson University although they never met. He was a faithful Sunday School teacher at St. Paul United Methodist Church his entire life.
Aeolian Hill is home to numerous deer herds, wild turkey, quail, raccoons, possums, bobcats, red fox, grey fox, grey squirrel and fox squirrels. We use no fencing, encouraging our friends to take up residence through natural and sustainable wildlife habitat management.