Savannah Valley District

Safe Driving Tips During Planting Season

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent – Clemson University There are certain times of the year when farm vehicles and equipment will be more prevalent on the highways, such as spring planting and fall harvest, and motorists need to be aware of this increased activity and exercise caution and patience. With planting season underway in […]

Osprey Nesting Season

Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural Resources Agent March heralds an exciting time for many South Carolina birders: it’s osprey nesting season!  An osprey pair nesting in the Everglades (From Diana Robinson, Flickr) Ospreys are unique birds of prey found all over the planet. Whether in South Carolina or South Australia, there is only one species […]

Bradford Pear Bounty – Hampton County

Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural Resources Agent Extension Agent Rob Last helps visitors pick their new trees. On Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, Clemson Extension staff members gathered at the Hampton County Extension office to distribute native trees. Locals who registered and provided evidence of removing up to 5 Bradford pear trees could receive up to […]

Learning About Our First Responders Continues…

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development Agent – Colleton and Hampton Counties Hampton County 4-H Club visited the Hampton Fire Station to learn more about fire safety and the live at the fire station. Hampton County Fire Chief, Greg Cook, Captain Dylan Brabham, and Lieutenant Tyler Nix opened the bays and doors for youth to investigate […]

The Clover Connection – Learning About Those Who Work to Keep us Safe

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development Agent – Colleton and Hampton Counties Learning about local first response agencies has been the topic of this year’s Hampton County 4-H Club meetings. The youth expressed interest in learning about the buildings and businesses around the Clemson Extension Office. The club began the tour at the 911 Dispatch Center […]

Colleton County Office Holds Annual Advisory Committee Meeting

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development Agent – Colleton and Hampton Counties Colleton County Extension held its annual Advisory Committee meeting on February 15, 2024. Agents shared programmatic updates and plans with the committee based on the suggestions shared during past advisory sessions. New agents Jackie Gallagher, Rural Health Agent, and Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural […]

Colleton County 4-H’ers Attend County Council

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development Agent – Colleton and Hampton Counties Colleton County 4-H Volunteer Leader and members from Blue Ribbon Riders 4-H Club and Colleton County 4-H Club joined 4-H Agent Dawn Stuckey to visit Colleton County Council to share the value of 4-H and update them about the work 4-H has been doing […]

Colleton County 4-H Cooks with Chef Chad

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development Agent – Colleton and Hampton Counties At the January 4-H Club meeting, Colleton County 4-H members had an opportunity to work with Clemson Extension Food Safety Agent Chad Carter.  Chef Chad taught the group food and knife safety while giving them the skills to chop vegetables to make a delicious […]

Colleton 4-H and CRW FCL – Closing the Generational Gap

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development Agent – Colleton and Hampton Counties Intergenerational projects are projects where members of different generations work together. By working together, young people and older adults bring tremendous benefits to their community. From art programs to community gardens, there are many ways that different generations can come together as a team […]

Colleton 4-H Club Visits Local Farm to Learn About Cotton Production

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development Agent – Colleton and Hampton Counties 4-H visited and shared their talents in December. Club members were invited to visit Mr. Aaron Crosby’s farm for the December club meeting to learn about cotton and watch it being picked. For several members, this was their first experience with this kind of […]