Savannah Valley District

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 […]

Bamberg 4-H Healthy Habits Team Attends Summit

Shannon B. Herndon, County Extension 4-H Agent Bamberg County 4-H Members attended South Carolina 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Summit at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies in Chapin in January. The four-member team learned culinary arts skills from local chefs, culinary arts students from the Center and Clemson University Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Science, […]

Gardening Program 2023

      Felicia C. Cunningham, Senior Extension/4-H Agent                                                                      Royal Live Oaks Academy – Gardening Program 2023   (Garden Kits) School Gardening for SC Educators is a self-paced, online course developed by Clemson Extension Horticulture and 4-H Youth Development Agents. Participants will learn the basic horticulture skills to start and maintain a school garden. This […]