Savannah Valley District

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 May

Clemson Extension 4-H

Congratulations to All University Staff who achieved milestones in the month of May: Jenny Powell, Administrative Assistant,             May 1, 2023 – One year! Akendra Garrett, EFNEP Program Assistant,    May 5, 2006 – 18 years! Felicia C. Cunningham, 4-H Youth Development Agent, May 23, 2007 – 17 years! Each celebrating year(s) at Clemson University. Clemson University […]

Brake For Terrapins

Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural Resources Agent (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC) iNaturalist.org 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 […]

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 […]