Savannah Valley District

Soil Moisture Sensor Placement

Becky Davis, Water Resources Agent Properly irrigating crops with the optimal amount and timing can improve crop yields without causing runoff and loss of nutrients to ground and surface waters. However, before irrigating any plant or crop, information should be gathered to determine when it is necessary. This information a.k.a. data, can come in various […]

Hazards at Harvest Time: Safety Tips for Farmers

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent Long hours, changing weather conditions, large machinery, and the urgency to get the crop in make fall harvest an especially hazardous time for farmers. Stress and human error can lead to farm injuries and fatalities while gathering crops. Remember that YOU are your most valuable tool on the farm, […]

Fall Cover Crops

Rob Last, Horticulture Extension Agent October can be a fantastic time to establish cover crops regardless of whether you are a home gardener or a commercial grower. Cover crops have several benefits to the soil through raising the organic matter. Granted, raising organic matter can take time to achieve. The use of cover crops can […]

The Dangers of Working Alone on the Farm

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent The isolated nature of farming, which appeals to many, means that farmers are often working alone in remote locations. There are numerous hazards when working on the farm and they vary depending on the commodity. Some common dangers include tractors, implements, and other equipment, using hazardous chemicals, grain harvest […]

Hampton County Clover Check-up!

Hampton County 4-H

Dawn Stuckey, Hampton County 4-H Agent Hampton County 4-H has been busy making the best in Hampton County better. From 4-H Club meetings to school programs, Dawn Stuckey is making a difference in the lives of our younger citizens. Hampton 4-H Club spent the club year traveling around the county to learn more about the […]

Hampton County 4-H Award Winners

Luke Smith

Dawn Stuckey, Hampton 4-H Agent Luke Smith participated in the 4-H Presentation Contest this year. He won the Junior Regional contest and advanced to the State Junior Competition held at Camp Long during Jr. Weekend. Luke placed first in his category, Agriculture and Natural Resources.             Grayson Bullard won the […]


Jevencia Hill, Nutrition Educator – Allendale and Hampton County Hampton County’s EFNEP has been on the stage in both Hampton and Allendale communities. One of our most impactful programming opportunities for this summer was with First Baptist Church which hosted the 2022 Camp Impact sessions for six weeks. Summer 2022 is the second year that […]

Welcome Rogan Gibson, Agronomy Agent – Allendale and Hampton Counties

  Rogan Gibson is the Agronomy Agent for Allendale and Hampton Counties. He started working for the extension service in June 2022. Rogan received his bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in the spring of 2021. While finishing his degree, Rogan began his agriculture career as a grower producing corn, cotton, […]

Stay Grounded: Be Safe Around Electrical Systems on the Farm and in the Home

Rebecca H. Davis, Area Water Resources Agent Summer brings thoughts of vacation, hot days, and afternoon thunderstorms! During storms, the first concern is getting inside to keep dry. However, it is important to keep in mind that electrical storms can cause power surges which can damage equipment and cause personal injury and death by electrocution […]

Planning A Fall Garden

Rob Last, Horticulture Agent – Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Hampton As we progress through the summer heat, as gardeners, we are beginning to turn our attention to growing fall vegetable crops. A common question this year, given increasing food costs, is what and how do I grow fall vegetables. Factors to Consider: Who is going […]