Savannah Valley District

Teen Cuisine Curriculum Training

Patti Chapman, Nutrition Educator All of the more recently hired Nutrition Educators with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) recently completed their Teen Cuisine curriculum training.   “Teen Cuisine is designed to teach youth from grades 6 to 12 important life skills to promote optimal health – both in the present and in […]

4-H Embryology Program

Meghan Barkley, 4-H Youth Development Agent Across Beaufort County, students are participating in the 4-H embryology program.  Throughout this project, students maintain an incubator for approximately 21 days.  Students learn about the life cycle throughout the experience.  Students get to candle eggs and observe embryonic development.  Once the eggs hatch, students care for live chicks with the brooder staying […]

Protecting Water with South Carolina Adopt-a-Stream

  Ellen Sturup Comeau, Water Resources Agent The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) co-leads the program with Clemson’s Center for Watershed Excellence. SC AAS volunteers sample local waterways monthly and collect vital physical, chemical, and biological data that complement local and state data. This data is made publicly accessible on the […]

Fruit and Crop Report

Phillip Carnely, Area Horticulture Agent So far, the drier weather has been nice for berry growers here in the Midlands. Botrytis is starting to flare with the cool, moist mornings. Switch or any of the group 7 and 11 fungicides work well and will also help control the threat of anthracnose if your berry patch […]

Initial Private Pesticide Applicator Training & Licensing Exam

Hillary Pope, Area Livestock and Forages Agent Clemson Extension Agents Joe Varn and Hillary Pope hosted an initial private pesticide applicator training and licensing earlier this year. There were 13 participants in the training, and an exam was given immediately after the class. Participants learned about pest control principles, pesticide labeling, pesticides and the environment, […]

Is Your Irrigation System Honest With You?

Charles W. Davis Jr., County Extension Agent, Certified Crop Advisor With the push of a button and the turn of a valve, your center pivot irrigation system comes to life. Pressure builds, water exits through the nozzles, and the slow process of making a half inch of artificial rain begins on every acre under your […]

Livestock and Forages

Nicole Correa,  Area Livestock and Forages Agent A lot is going on with Livestock and Forages right now. With the number of events available soon, in lieu of a conversational blog, we will substitute this newsletter version with a schedule of available events. Please call or email me if you have any questions! Beef Marketing […]

Getting Children to Eat Fruits and Veggies

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent Often children have an adverse reaction to being asked to eat fruits and veggies. If you want your kids to eat more produce the following easy tips are bound to help. Children like it when fruits and vegetables are in small, easy-to-eat, easy-to-grab, bite-sized pieces. Many children may be […]

Corn Planting Season

                                                                     HANNAH W. MIKELLAgronomy Agent, Clarendon & Williamsburg County Corn planting season is just around the corner, and we look forward to […]

2023 Regional Production Meetings

Rogan Gibson & Joe Varn, Extension Agronomy Agents Agronomy Agents Joe Varn and Rogan Gibson hosted two production meetings in Allendale County before the 2023 growing season started. The production meeting intended to further all attendees’ knowledge about the specific crops based on research provided by Clemson Extension. On Thursday, February 23, 2023, approximately sixty […]