Savannah Valley District

Agriculture Enrichment After School Program

Hillary Pope, Area Livestock & Forages Agent This past school year, we partnered with the Save the Children After School Program at Allendale Fairfax Elementary School. About 60 youths were enrolled in the program, and throughout the school year, they learned different aspects of agriculture production. We started with Embryology, where students were able to […]

Ways to Use Cherry Tomatoes

Gayle Williford, Food Systems and Safety / 4-H Agent, Berkeley County Your mid-summer home garden is pumping out vegetables faster than you can harvest them. The cherry tomatoes are piling up on your kitchen counter. What can you do with them? Don’t waste them. Cherry tomatoes are very versatile. They can be used as garnishes, […]

Jasper County Junior Leadership Program 2023-2024

Felicia C. Cunningham, 4-H Youth Development Agent Junior Leadership Jasper County (JLJC) is a ten-month program in which high school sophomores and juniors are empowered to become trustees of the Jasper County community.  Fifteen students participated in the program.  Youth learned valuable leadership skills throughout the program, including communication, time management, responsibility, etc. The program […]

When to Start Pruning

Glen Payne, Urban Horticulture Agent Azalea pruning should be completed now that the 4th of July has passed. If possible, avoid additional pruning, as the new buds will be starting to set for next year. Scout for any pests attempting to hide in the shade of the undersides of the leaves and treat pest populations […]

Water Wisely this Summer!

     Ellen Sturup Comeau “A rain gauge is used to track rainfall amounts on the property. Photo credit Kim Morganello.” Summer is fast approaching! That means sunny weather, hot temperatures, and high humidity. Staying hydrated is critical to staying healthy in the intense weather, and that is doubly true for the plants in our yards. […]

Introducing the Clemson Extension TEACH Center at The Citadel Mall

Amy L. Dabbs, Statewide School & Community Gardening Coordinator The Clemson Extension TEACH Center at the Citadel Mall opened its doors on May 2, 2024. The new space serves as a regional meeting, teaching, and demonstration space for community-based Extension programming. “TEACH,” an acronym for Training, Education, Agriculture, and Community Health, aligns with the mission […]

Drought Related Grazing & Feeding Issues

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent – Clemson University – July 2024 Drought can occur at any time. Feeding and nutrition of the cattle herd is the primary concern during extended periods of dry weather. Above-average temperatures and little or no rainfall limit forage growth and reduce hay production. Drought alone rarely kills forage species, […]

Celebrating Clemson Extension Employee’s Service Milestones in July 2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL UNIVERSITY STAFF WHO ACHIEVED MILESTONES IN THE MONTH OF JULY. HILLARY POPE, AREA LIVESTOCK AND FORAGES AGENT, 7/6/2020 – 4 YEARS BRANDI B. MURDAUGH, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, 7/8/2019 – 5 YEARS MEGHAN BARKLEY, 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENT, 7/2018 – 6 YEARS EACH CELEBRATING YEAR(S) AT CLEMSON UNIVERSITY. Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers […]

Why You Should Join A Landowner Association

Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural Resources Agent Do you own or manage land in South Carolina? Are you interested in learning more about topics relevant to your work? Want to network with professionals, legislators, advocates, and other landowners?  You should join a landowner association!  What is a landowner association?  Landowner associations are typically nonprofit entities […]

Rain Gardens

Samantha Porzelt, Water Resources Extension Agent  Rain gardens are a working landscape feature that receives stormwater runoff from impervious areas to work with nature to collect, filter, and infiltrate stormwater runoff, which allows them to manage erosion & moisture control issues, aid in water conservation, beautify the landscape, remove pollutants, and attract desirable wildlife. The […]