Savannah Valley District

Picking Up the Pieces – Managing Livestock Pastures After a Severe Weather Event

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent- Clemson University Severe weather events like hurricanes and tropical storms remind us of how vulnerable we all are to weather events. Livestock producers are no exception. These events cause stress and problems for livestock as well as producers. When storms cause damage to personal property, dwellings, outbuildings, and other […]

4-H Homesteading Workshop Series

  Molly Jones, 4-H Dorchester County Youth Homesteading July 21, 2023-August 11, 2023, Molly Jones Dorchester 4-H Agent and Alyssa Jones Clarendon 4-H Agent hosted a 4-part Friday morning series for youth on homesteading practices. Each Friday introduced a new topic and theme in homesteading. Homesteading is a practice and lifestyle of self-sufficiency. Often living […]

“Current and Emerging Markets for Coastal SC Landowners”

Janet Steele, Area Forestry & Wildlife Agent Current and Emerging Markets for Costal SC Landowners Meeting held in Harleyville. With the recent announcement of the closing of the WestRock paper mill in North Charleston, there have been many questions in the forestry community related to the pulpwood market and how this could impact forest management […]

Weekly Field Update

Phillip Carnley, Area Horticulture Agent Orangeburg and Calhoun have been exceptionally wet. Cucumbers show signs of root rot and pythium from too much moisture in fields. Symptoms range from wilt to outright death. Tomatoes are at their end with decent quality for this late in the season. Watermelons are still being picked with excellent quality and […]

Spray Drones

Jonathan Croft, Agronomic Crops – Orangeburg, Dorchester, Berkeley Counties To address questions about the efficacy of foliar fungicide applications in corn via spray drones.  Clemson Extension Agent Jonathan Croft and Clemson Corn/Soybean Agronomist Dr. Michael Plumblee worked with a local company that offers aerial applications of agricultural pesticides via drone.  Multiple plots were established to determine […]

Agribusiness Extension Agent

David Mansfield, Agribusiness Extension AgentAgribusiness Program Team, Orangeburg County Cooperative Extension Office I am originally from Irmo, South Carolina. I graduated with my B.S. in agribusiness from Mississippi State University. I received my M.S. in Applied Economics and Statistics from Clemson University. My research and thesis from my master’s degree dealt with modeling the land […]

Summer Always Brings Trouble

Charles W. Davis, County Extension Agent – Certified Crop Advisor After nearly forty-five years as an Extension Agronomy Agent, I have come to the conclusion that summer always brings trouble. Nature can be an uncooperative beast intent on devouring our efforts to produce the crops that fuel our livelihoods. When we moved from being hunter/gatherers […]

Orangeburg & Calhoun County 4-H Youth Development Agent

Laura Hair, Orangeburg & Calhoun County 4-H Youth Development Agent  Laura grew up in Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education (2009) and a Master of Education in Teaching (2017) from the University of South Carolina. Even though she has degrees from USC, she bleeds orange! […]

4-H Cooking Camp

Meghan Barkley, 4-H Youth Development Agent – Beaufort County Cooking Camp Cooking may seem like a daunting task for youth ages 10-14.  Youth at the Beaufort County 4-H cooking camp chopped, minced, boiled, and used even more techniques to create recipes they could enjoy.  They made smoothies, Bolognese pasta, teriyaki chicken, and more.  Campers worked […]