Savannah Valley District

Welcome Lacey Harrington, Clarendon County Administrative Assistant

The new Administrative Assistant for the Clarendon County Clemson Cooperative Extension office. I was raised in Clarendon County and still reside with my close friends and family. Formerly, I was a legal assistant and receptionist at a local law firm in a nearby county. This year, I finished Central Carolina Technical College with an associate […]

Clarendon County 4-H Needs

Alyssa L. Jones, 4-H Youth Development Clarendon County 4-H Needs Hey, All! As we move into the new year, the Clarendon County 4-H family would appreciate your help to be successful. Our most significant need is getting the word out there about Clarendon County 4-H! If you want to share your 4-H story, please email […]

January Meetings

ALYSSA  L. JONES,  CLARENDON COUNTY 4-H  Important Dates for January  Livestock Club meeting Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 6:00 PM. Record Book Workday Thursday, January 5, 2023, beginning at 2:00 PM. Your Rabbit Project Record Books are due Friday, January 6, 2023. Teen Council meeting Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Natural Resources Club meeting Saturday, […]

Moldy Cakes, Pies, & Bread

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent The holidays are the high season for baking bread, cakes, and pies. Bakers are taking extra time to achieve perfect results, seeking fresh ingredients, and using high-quality recipes. These baked treats take extra time, money, and effort but the result is a great final product. Home-baked foods are often […]

Winter Management of Cattle

Nicole Correa and Hillary Pope, Area Livestock & Forages Agents Preparing your livestock for the winter months may seem less daunting here in the South, unlike some mid-western states that see a lot of snow. However, it is just as vital for us as it is for others. We would like to include a few tips […]

Pie Fillings

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent The recipes for fruit pie fillings all use a modified food starch called Clear Jel®. This starch produces the correct thickening, even after the fillings are canned and baked. Other starches, such as cornstarch, break down and result in a runny filling. Clear Jel® must be used as the […]

Making Comfort Foods Healthier

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent When the weather gets cooler and the leaves start turning beautiful colors, you may look forward to eating warm, rich, and hearty comfort foods. Unfortunately, they can wreck your diet and cause you to pack extra pounds unless you modify your recipes or limit your portions. Research shows that […]

Youths Participate in Market Hog Project

Hillary Pope, County 4-H & Livestock Agent Local youth participated in the Savannah Valley 4-H Market Hog Project. Twelve youths from 3 different counties participated in the project. Throughout the project, members cared for their animals daily and attended workshops to learn more about animal science. Participants also had the opportunity to exhibit their animals […]

Lower the Sodium & Turn Up the Flavor for Thanksgiving

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to the act of indulging in a plentiful array of edible traditions. Unfortunately, it usually turns into the act of overindulging. One particular substance that is often eaten in excess during this delectable holiday is sodium. Some media outlets suggest that the average person […]

4-H Clovers Cover the Coastal Carolina Fair

Molly Jones 4-H Youth Development Agent Many of our Lowcountry 4-H Youth Development Agents joined to promote and provide opportunities at the Coastal Carolina Fair from October 27th through November 6th, 2022. Various contests, exhibitions, and livestock shows were included in the 4-H presence at the fairgrounds. Exhibitions at the Creative Arts building included a […]