Savannah Valley District

Savannah Valley Kickoff for 4-H Small Livestock Projects

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development Agent – Colleton and Hampton Counties 4-H programs are grounded in the belief that youth learn best by doing. Youth complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture, and civic engagement in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive […]

Sun Safety: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent, Colleton and Hampton Counties Agriculture relies on sunshine for growing and harvesting crops, rising healthy livestock, and providing adequate work conditions. However, the sun may be one of the biggest health hazards farmers faces. To get their jobs done, farmers and agricultural workers spend enormous amounts of time in […]

Celebrating Clemson Extension Employee’s Service Milestones in June

Clemson Extension 4-H

Congratulations to All University Staff who achieved milestones in the month of June: Jonathan Croft, Agriculture Extension Agent, June 2, 2006 – 18 years! Karissa Ulmer, District Extension Director, June 5, 2000 – 24 years! Chad Carter, Food Systems and Safety Associate, June 2016 – 8 years! Dawn Stuckey, 4-H and Youth Development Agent, June […]

Brake For Terrapins

Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural Resources Agent (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC) If you drive alongside brackish water between early May and the beginning of July, you may glimpse a secretive creature crossing the road. Be sure to hit the brakes!  Diamondback terrapins are not just another turtle. Derived from the […]

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 […]

4-H Embryology Teaches Life Lessons

SHANNON HERNDON, 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENT 4-H Embryology to Educate Project was in classrooms in Bamberg & Barnwell County Schools during the month of March. Schools set up incubators with fertilized chicken eggs for 21 days. Students monitored temperature and humidity and recorded daily development. 54 chicks out of 8 incubators went to their new […]

Barnwell Middle School Wins First Place in Coastal Carolina Fair 4-H School Garden Project

Shannon Herndon, 4-H Youth Development Agent Guinyard Butler Middle School students in Mrs. Joyce Kinard and Mrs. Amber Still’s class created a diorama of their school garden, complete with a greenhouse, container gardens, raised bed gardens, and sensory wall. They won first place in the Coastal Carolina Fair 4-H School Garden Project Contest for Middle […]

Spring Start-Up: Check the Pivot!

Becky Davis, Savannah Valley Water Resources Agent As plans for the upcoming growing season move into equipment maintenance, be sure to include the irrigation systems! The first step is to assess the electrical safety. Before touching any part of the system or even limbs that have fallen on the structure, be sure that it has […]

Meet Our New Horticulture Agent!

Anna Sara Hill, Horticulture Extension Agent We are excited to announce Anna Sara Hill as our new Clemson Extension Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent housed in Barnwell County. She grew up on and around the Edisto Research and Education Center, where her father was resident director for many years. Her grandfather was also a long-time County […]

2024 Regional Corn & Soybean Meeting

Joe Varn & Rogan Gibson, Extension Agronomy Agents On February 8, 2024, Clemson Extension Agents Rogan Gibson, Joe Varn, and Marion Barnes hosted the corn and soybean production meeting in the Allendale County Extension Office. Seventy-five farmers and industry personnel from across the Savannah Valley gathered in the room to learn more about corn and […]