Savannah Valley District

Meet Our New Rural Health & Nutrition Agent!

Roxane Cummings, Rural Health & Nutrition Agent Roxane Cummings recently joined the Rural Health and Nutrition team as the Rural Health Agent for Orangeburg and Bamberg Counties. She is lifelong resident of Cope, a small rural town in Orangeburg County.  After high school, she received her undergraduate degree in English from Southern Methodist College. She […]

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 […]

“Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program”

Patti Chapman Nutrition Educator – Beaufort County Patti has been spending this fall teaching the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to both adults and youth.  The “Eating Smart Being Active” (ESBA) adult curriculum was taught at “Programs for Exceptional People” (P.E.P.).  Located in Bluffton, SC, their mission is: “to promote independence, social interaction, […]


Jacqueline Gallagher, Serving Colleton and Hampton Counties Welcome to Extension Services Jacqueline (Jackie) Gallagher is a native of Colleton County. After graduating from Walterboro High School, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in History from Charleston Southern University, a Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston, and a […]

Congratulations to Michelle Altman

On March 1st, Rural Health and Nutrition Agent Michelle Altman started her New Extension Area Health Coordinator position at Savannah Valley.  As an Extension Associate, she will no longer be at the Hampton County Extension office.  Michelle’s office is now at the Clemson Extension Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. The Clemson Extension Service Rural […]

Meet Our New Rural Health Agent- Tiffine Forester

Tiffine Forester was born in Hampton, SC, with a degree in Social Work.  She currently serves as a Town Council City member in her community.  Tiffine previously worked as Social Service Director at Pruitt Health Care. She enjoys spending time with family & friends, networking, shopping, and traveling.  Currently, Tiffine is the new Rural Health […]

2023 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Jevencia Hill, Rural Health and Nutrition Agent Colleton and Hampton Counties Rural Health and Nutrition Agent will serve as the 2023 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Affiliate Vice President Member Resources representative for the South Carolina Cooperative Extension members. The NEAFCS dedicates to educating and identifying Extension professionals who impact the […]

Congratulations to the New Rural Health Agent

Jevencia Hill, Rural Health Agent – Colleton and Hampton Jevencia Hill completed a Bachelor of Human Services degree at the University of South Carolina. She has over ten years of public services and human services experience. Since completing her degree, Jevencia has worked in the long-term care, mental health, and human services professions. She is […]

Know Diabetes by Heart

Michelle Altman, Rural Health Agent-Hampton County Obesity is defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as an adult who has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above. A BMI of 25-29 is considered medically overweight. To determine your BMI use the CDC’s Body Mass Index calculator: Obesity can lead to heart […]

What is Rural Health at Clemson Extension?

Source: Clemson Extension Rural Health

Michelle Altman Rural Health Agent – Hampton County At Clemson Cooperative Extension the Vision is: Clemson Extension will be the trusted source of unbiased, research-based information relating to agriculture, community, environment, food, health, and youth in South Carolina. The Rural Health Extension Program Team of Clemson Cooperative Extension offers scientifically supported initiatives and programs to […]