Savannah Valley District

“Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program”

Patti Chapman Nutrition Educator – Beaufort County Patti has been spending this fall teaching the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to both adults and youth.  The “Eating Smart Being Active” (ESBA) adult curriculum was taught at “Programs for Exceptional People” (P.E.P.).  Located in Bluffton, SC, their mission is: “to promote independence, social interaction, […]

2024 Fruit and Ornamental Tree Sale for Beaufort and Jasper County

BEAUFORT, South Carolina – Clemson Extension is hosting the annual fruit and ornamental tree sale.  This sale is a fundraiser to benefit Beaufort & Jasper County 4-H programs.  A wide range of bare root trees will be available for purchase.  Among some of the fruit varieties offered are blueberries, scuppernongs, blackberries, and figs.  Dogwood, crepe […]

Meet Colleton County’s Newest Member

Office Assistant Jessica Grubb Jessica is a native of Colleton County. She has a multitude of experience in sales and customer service. Jessica enjoys helping others, which has been evident throughout her career. For the last 12 years, Jessica has worked as a cosmetologist, providing the best possible experience for her clients. She also served […]


Jacqueline Gallagher, Serving Colleton and Hampton Counties Welcome to Extension Services Jacqueline (Jackie) Gallagher is a native of Colleton County. After graduating from Walterboro High School, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in History from Charleston Southern University, a Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston, and a […]

Conservation Burial: Turning Your Haunt into Hallowed Ground

Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural Resources Agent Land is a legacy, something you pass on to your children and your children’s children. Historically, when someone passed away, family members managed all of the affairs, including the care of the body. But somewhere along the way, we lost parlors in our homes, funeral parlors took over, […]

Around the Countryside Tips for Buying Hay

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent Clemson University When it comes to producing hay, livestock producers experience seasons of shortage and abundance. As winter nears, beef cattle producers should take stock of their hay inventories to ensure an adequate supply to get them through until next spring. Not every cattle producer has the luxury to […]

Fall- The Peak Season for America’s Apple Lovers

Christine Patrick, Senior County EFNEP Agent Fall is the highlight of the year for America’s apple lovers. That’s when domestic production peaks and apples are at their best.   This means extra flavor for fresh snacking, pies, or applesauce. For a light dessert, raw apples combine well with cheddar cheese.   For a kid-pleaser, pair apple slices […]