Savannah Valley District

Around the Countryside : Bee Swarms

Around the Countryside Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent Clemson University There are several sure signs that spring has arrived in the Low Country. All your vehicles have turned yellow overnight (pollen), more people wearing camo clothing (turkey season), yards & pastures begin to green-up (weeds emerging) and swarming honey bees. Few things will grab […]

Laura Lee Rose – Urban Horticulture Agent -Beaufort and Colleton Counties

Laura Lee Rose is the Urban Horticulture Agent in Beaufort and Colleton Counties. She has been with Clemson Extension since September 2006. She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, for two years before transferring to the USC Baccalaureate Nursing program in 1968. She completed most of the clinical courses. Laura Lee has worked in […]

Healthy Tip of the Week – Natural Easter Egg Dye

Did you know? Nature provides dyes for Easter Eggs. Purple = 1½ cup shredded red beets Rust = 7 yellow onion skins Yellow = 3 tablespoons ground turmeric or cumin Orange = 3 tablespoons chili powder Sky Blue = 1½ cups shredded red cabbage (yes, really, red cabbage) Green = 2 cups spinach How to […]

Ashley L. Walker – EFNEP Nutrition Educator – Beaufort County

Ashley L. Walker has been with Clemson Extension for a year now. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and an alumna of South Carolina State University. There, Ashley received her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science and minored in Biology. During her matriculation, she worked closely with the 1890’s Research […]

Meghan Barkley – 4-H Youth Development Agent – Beaufort County

Meghan Barkley has been the Beaufort County 4-H Youth Development Agent since July 2018. She attended West Virginia University and worked in marketing for small businesses after college before moving to Beaufort. She is currently a master’s student at Clemson University, studying youth development leadership. As a 4-H agent, Meghan gets to dabble in multiple […]

Marion Barnes – Senior County Extension Agent- Distinguished – Colleton & Hampton Counties

Marion Barnes is a Senior County Extension Agent- Distinguished. He started his Extension career on September 15, 1989. He graduated in 1979 from Clemson University with a B.S.Degree – Animal Science. Marion’s areas of expertise are Agronomic Row crops, Forages, Wildlife Food Plots, and Farm Safety. In his role with Clemson Extension, Marion provides programming […]

Julia Cox – 4-H/Youth Development Agent – Aiken & Edgefield Counties

Julia Cox has been working as the 4-H/Youth Development agent in Aiken and Edgefield counties since November 2015. Before becoming a full-time agent in 2015, she held a 4-H internship in McCormick County with FNR/4-H agent Jaime Pohlman as her supervisor while working towards earning my Agricultural Education bachelor’s Degree. Shortly after getting settled into […]

Ellen Sturup Comeau – Water Resources Agent -Beaufort County

Ellen Sturup Comeau is the Water Resources Agent in Beaufort County. She’s been in this position for just over four years. She graduated with a degree in Conservation Biology from St. Lawrence University in 2013. Ellen’s professional career began as a field technician, gathering bird population, nesting, and vegetation data for prospective PhDs across the […]

Dianna Richardson – Nutrition Educator – Aiken County

Dianna Richardson is a Nutrition Educator in Aiken County. She started with Clemson Extension in April 2018. She is from Alaska and has always worked in the health field until she moved to SC nineteen years ago. Since Dianna moved to South Carolina, she has mainly worked in a kitchen. Nutrition Education is just an […]

Felicia Cunningham –  4-H/Youth Development Agent – Jasper County

Felicia Cunningham is the 4-H/Youth Development Agent for Jasper County. She has been working for Clemson Extension since May 23, 2007 (13 years). Her educational background includes; Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from South Carolina State University, a Master of Education in Counseling from South Carolina State University, and a Master of Science in […]