Rebecca Davis – Water Resources Agent – Savannah Valley

March 16, 2021

Rebecca Davis is the water resources agent in the Savannah Valley District housed in Bamberg. She began with Extension in January of 2020. She has a master’s degree in ruminant nutrition from the University of Kentucky and an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont. Rebecca worked at the Edisto Research and Education Center as a technician for 33 years. She began in the beef cattle department conducting studies on winter grazing systems, then transferred to the irrigation department and worked with specialists on irrigation scheduling and soil moisture sensing. Her areas of interest include helping farmers use tools to optimize irrigation and educating stakeholders on practices that improve water quality. Since water is a vital resource, Becky deals with all types of stakeholders. A homeowner might call with questions about how to sample the well water, pond owners often ask how to clear the ponds of invasive plant species, and a farmer might want to learn about ways to reduce runoff from the fields. One of the most enjoyable visits to a farm that Becky has had this year was related to erosion in a pasture full of exotic grazing animals. Finding solutions to each issue and creating educational material to address similar problems help all learn ways to improve South Carolina’s water quality and quantity.

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