Savannah Valley District

Christmas Gifts for Farmers That Promote Farm Safety

Marion Barnes Senior County Extension Agent – Clemson University When choosing Christmas gifts for a farmer, think of farm safety. Protecting their health and safety is a priceless gift that one can give in the form of safety equipment for use on the farm. Small items that make a farmer’s life easier and safer include […]

City Manager Visits 4-H Club to Talk About Elections

Dawn Stuckey 4-H Youth Development Agent, Colleton, and Hampton Counties At the November Colleton County 4-H Club meeting, Jeff Molinari, Walterboro City Manager stopped by to talk about how elections are run in Colleton County. He discussed how precincts are established and why there are so many places for people to vote.  Having just elected […]

Colleton County 4-H Club Elects Officers for 2023 – 2024

Dawn Stuckey 4-H Youth Development Agent, Colleton, and Hampton Counties Fall brings lots of change for 4-H. We begin the new club year and make plans for our course of study. During the first few club meetings planning and improvements are discussed. Because 4-H is a student-led organization, students get to determine what they want […]

Palmetto Pony Volunteers at the Orangeburg County Fair

Dawn Stuckey 4-H Youth Development Agent, Colleton, and Hampton Counties Volunteer leader, Robin Barr and her club worked with the Orangeburg County Fair to care for the rabbits and chickens on display this year. The club traveled to the fairgrounds daily to assist with feeding and cleaning cages as part of their community service efforts. […]

Catching up with the Clover Fall 2023

Dawn Stuckey 4-H Youth Development Agent, Colleton, and Hampton Counties Colleton 4-H is in full swing!  We have three clubs returning this year, Colleton County 4-H Club, Blue Ribbon Riders 4-H Club, and Palmetto Pony 4-H Club. Our enrollment is up and our clubs are almost full.  To start the year, clubs edited and created […]

ATV Safety

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are typical on many farms and properties and are helpful for work, recreational use, and other modes of off-road transportation. However, ATVs continue to be a source of injuries and fatalities for youths as well as adult operators. According to the S.C. Department of Health and […]

2023 Jasper County Junior Leadership

Felicia C. Cunningham Senior Extension 4-H Agent Junior Leadership Group Jasper County Clemson Extension sponsors the Leadership Program. Its purpose is to develop a group of informed, committed, and qualified youth who can provide dynamic leadership among the youth of Jasper County. The Leadership program is open to public, private, charter, and homeschool students who […]

Jasper County National Night Out

Felicia C. Cunningham Senior Extension 4-H Agent Jasper County 4-H agent Felicia Cunningham participated in Jasper County Night Out.  This outdoor event captured people from the county coming together to fellowship with law enforcement, organizations, and community members. A Night Out Photo #1 Over 200 adults and youth came by the Clemson Extension booth to […]

Woods in Your Backyard

Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural Resources Agent Introductory lecture by Amanda Taylor The word “woods” often evokes romantic images of vast forests, when really, you probably have some woods in your backyard. Your quarter acre of pine trees or pollinator garden may not be very big, but small landowners play a key role in the […]

Annual Savannah Valley 4-H Market Hog Sale & Awards Program

Meghan Barkley 4-H Youth Development Agent Ehrhardt, SC- Local 4-H members were rewarded for their dedication on Sunday, October 23rd at H&S Stockyards by participating in the annual Savannah Valley 4-H Market Hog Sale & Awards Program.  Participants sold a total of 10 animals with an average price of $1,081 per animal and a high-selling […]