Savannah Valley District

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 […]

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 […]

Junior Leadership Jasper County (JLJC

Felicia C. Cunningham 4-H/Youth Development Agent 2023-2024 Junior Leadership Jasper County (JLJC) is a ten-month program in which area high school sophomores and juniors are empowered to become trustees of the Jasper County community. Throughout the ten months of the program, students will learn valuable leadership skills, including time management, community issue awareness, and business […]

Look at a 4-H Garden Grow!

SHANNON B. HERNDON, COUNTY EXTENSION 4-H AGENT Ryan, a Barnwell 4-H member participating in the 4-H Small Garden project, wanted to compare the difference in raising plants in-ground versus raised bed gardens. He observed that the plants’ growth from the in-ground was slower compared to the raised bed garden plants. He planted okra, tomato, Brussels […]

4-H Cooking Like a Chef

SHANNON B. HERNDON, COUNTY EXTENSION 4-H AGENT 4-H’ers learned how to cook crepes, wontons, fajitas, and spinach macaroni while learning proper food preparation, food safety, and nutrition at 4-H Cooking Like a Chef held in Bamberg County July 12-14. Participants put their food and nutrition skills to the test during the Mystery Challenge presented during […]

A Summer Full of Fun, Laughter, and Healthy Eating!

Felicia C. Cunningham, Senior Extension/4-H Agent The amount of food and calories children and teens need changes over time based on an individual’s growth stage, gender, and physical activity level. Physical activity and nutrition work together for better health. Physical activity is important for keeping your weight balanced and your bones healthy. It allows you […]

The Clover Connection

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development – Colleton, and Hampton Counties It’s time to start heading back to school! Do you know what that means? It’s time to start thinking about joining 4-H again. 4-H clubs will begin again in September. The 4-H club year coincides with the school year. Clubs start meeting in early September […]

Catching Up with the Clover- Colleton County Summer 2023

Blue Ribbon Riders Members at State 4-H Horse Show

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development Agent, Colleton/Hampton Counties Clubs have taken a break this summer, but there have been plenty of things going on with Colleton 4-H. Camps, programs, horse shows, and garden projects have been in full swing. Colleton County 4-H Club Blue Ribbon Riders competed in the State Horse Show in June. This […]

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 […]