Savannah Valley District

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 Extension Agent.  She is descended from a lengthy line of Clemson graduates on both sides of her family. Naturally, she developed an interest in agriculture and a love for natural resources at an early age.

She graduated from Clemson with a Masters in Agronomy with an emphasis in Weed Science and a minor in Entomology.  After graduation, she worked for a couple of years with NRCS as a soil conservationist before moving to Florida, where she worked many years as a research technician at the USDA, ARS, US Horticulture Research Lab in Fort Pierce. Her research was primarily focused on control of invasive insect pests of citrus and ornamentals.  She was also the insectary manager and insect-rearing specialist for the facility.

After many years working in Fl, she decided to move back home to South Carolina.  For the past two years, she worked at the Edisto Research and Education as an irrigation specialist focusing on irrigation practices and system automation and as a plant bacteriologist specializing in the control of bacterial disease in peaches.

She enjoys traveling, hiking, cycling, reading and baking.  Her favorite places to visit are national parks and historical places.  She has traveled in all 50 states, parts of Canada, Mexico, and Israel.  Recently, she went on a tour of the UK.

She joined the Clemson Extension Team with the goal of carrying on her grandfather’s legacy by practically applying the knowledge, skills, and abilities that she gained through her research career to help the citizens of Barnwell, Bamberg, Allendale, and Hampton solve their horticultural needs.

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