Savannah Valley District

Initial Private Pesticide Applicator Training & Licensing Exam

Hillary Pope, Area Livestock and Forages Agent Clemson Extension Agents Joe Varn and Hillary Pope hosted an initial private pesticide applicator training and licensing earlier this year. There were 13 participants in the training, and an exam was given immediately after the class. Participants learned about pest control principles, pesticide labeling, pesticides and the environment, […]

Getting Children to Eat Fruits and Veggies

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent Often children have an adverse reaction to being asked to eat fruits and veggies. If you want your kids to eat more produce the following easy tips are bound to help. Children like it when fruits and vegetables are in small, easy-to-eat, easy-to-grab, bite-sized pieces. Many children may be […]

2023 Regional Production Meetings

Rogan Gibson & Joe Varn, Extension Agronomy Agents Agronomy Agents Joe Varn and Rogan Gibson hosted two production meetings in Allendale County before the 2023 growing season started. The production meeting intended to further all attendees’ knowledge about the specific crops based on research provided by Clemson Extension. On Thursday, February 23, 2023, approximately sixty […]

Reusable Grocery Bags

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent Research shows that cloth shopping bags need to be cleaned regularly to keep them from becoming breeding grounds for germs. Researchers at the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University in California tested reusable bags from 84 people entering grocery stores. While they did not find any harmful bacteria, […]

We’re All Upstream

Photo credit: Katie Anne Callahan, Clemson

Becky Davis, Savannah Valley Water Resources Agent Spring is just around the corner and pond owners may find that weeds are already starting to emerge. If not managed early they can become a bigger problem as the temperatures rise. One question that an owner may have is, “why do the weeds keep coming back year […]

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 […]

Livestock Meeting August 18, 2022

Nicole Correa- Area Livestock and Forage Midlands Agent The end of hay season brings us to show season here in SC! A few livestock shows are coming up shortly, but I would like to highlight the Orangeburg County Fair Livestock Show and the shows at the State Fair in Columbia. Several Calhoun and Orangeburg participants […]

Forestry and Natural Resources Team Offers New Training Program for Owners of Small Woodlots

Janet Watt Steele- Area Forestry Agent   A new program entitled Woods In Your Backyard (WIYB) will now be offered to forest landowners in South Carolina by the Clemson Extension Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) team.  The state has 12.9 million acres of forestland, and 87% of South Carolina’s forests are privately owned. Family-owned forests […]

Attention Lowcountry Meat Producers!

Steve Richards, Director of SC Center for Cooperative and Enterprise Development Livestock farmers have been struggling to find animal processing spots since before the COVID-19 pandemic. And while things have gotten marginally better, there are no easy answers on increasing meat processing capacity in South Carolina. That’s why we need to cooperate! With the help of […]

On-Farm Corn Variety Trial Proves to be a Valuable Tool

Hannah Mikell, Clarendon County Agronomy Agent Clarendon County Extension provides research to determine optimal corn variety selection for local climate and soils. This historical knowledge base improves understanding of local issues emerging in corn. Clarendon County had a 2019 Corn value of $1,891,985. Each year corn acreage fluctuates between 10,000 to 20,000 acres. The corn […]