Savannah Valley District

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 […]

Mendelian Genetics Project

Felicia C. Cunningham and Dawn Stuckey, Senior Extension/4-H Agent Dawn Stuckey and Felicia Cunningham conducted a workshop at Hardeeville Junior & Senior High School in Hardeeville, S.C.  Students participated in a Mendelian genetic project where pairs of students worked to understand genetics and genetic crosses. After reviewing the process of mitosis and meiosis, students replicated […]

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 […]

Colleton/Hampton County Diabetes Education from Rural Health & Nutrition

Jackie Gallagher, Rural Health & Nutrition Agent Do you have diabetes or know someone who does? Unfortunately, the answer to at least one of those questions is a yes. The good news is that the more you know about the risk factors and ways to manage diabetes, you can take charge of your health and […]

Christmas Gifts for Farmers That Promote Farm Safety

Marion Barnes Senior County Extension Agent – Clemson University When choosing Christmas gifts for a farmer, think of farm safety. Protecting their health and safety is a priceless gift that one can give in the form of safety equipment for use on the farm. Small items that make a farmer’s life easier and safer include […]

Winter is Coming! Insulate Your Water Pipes!

Becky Davis, Savannah Valley Water Resources Agent Despite the recent unseasonal warm weather, it will get colder! Although only the most northern counties of South Carolina have monthly average temperatures below freezing. It only takes a few hours of temperatures below 25 degrees to cause pipes to freeze! So, now is the time to prepare! […]

City Manager Visits 4-H Club to Talk About Elections

Dawn Stuckey 4-H Youth Development Agent, Colleton, and Hampton Counties At the November Colleton County 4-H Club meeting, Jeff Molinari, Walterboro City Manager stopped by to talk about how elections are run in Colleton County. He discussed how precincts are established and why there are so many places for people to vote.  Having just elected […]

Colleton County 4-H Club Elects Officers for 2023 – 2024

Dawn Stuckey 4-H Youth Development Agent, Colleton, and Hampton Counties Fall brings lots of change for 4-H. We begin the new club year and make plans for our course of study. During the first few club meetings planning and improvements are discussed. Because 4-H is a student-led organization, students get to determine what they want […]

Palmetto Pony Volunteers at the Orangeburg County Fair

Dawn Stuckey 4-H Youth Development Agent, Colleton, and Hampton Counties Volunteer leader, Robin Barr and her club worked with the Orangeburg County Fair to care for the rabbits and chickens on display this year. The club traveled to the fairgrounds daily to assist with feeding and cleaning cages as part of their community service efforts. […]