Category: Agriculture

News of interest to the Dillon County, SC, farming community

Home Fruit Production Workshop Set

Clemson Extension will hold a Home Fruit Production Workshop on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at the Dillon County Clemson Extension Office, 200 South 5th Avenue, Unit B, Dillon, SC 29536.

Dillon County’s Last Tobacco Farmers

Back in time, perhaps two hundred years ago up until the mid-nineteen hundreds in the South, agriculture was the chief means of people making a living by farming crops that people used for food and many other reasons.

Healthy Crops Begin With Healthy Soil

Healthy crops begin with healthy soil and researchers with the Clemson University’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program are teaching farmers how they can benefit from keeping their soils fit.

Farm-City Week Luncheon Is Monday

The annual Farm-City Week Luncheon will be held on Monday, November 18, at 12 noon at the City of Dillon Wellness Center, 1647 Commerce Drive, Dillon.

Clemson Extension Hosting Dividing Perennials Workshop

Clemson Extension is hosting a Dividing Perennials Workshop on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dillon County Clemson Extension Office.

Clemson Seeks Outstanding Agricultural Graduates

The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University is seeking nominations of outstanding Clemson agricultural graduates in categories of Professional Achievement, Distinguished Service or Young Alumni.

SCPA Rep Speaks At Farm Bureau Meeting

Billy Crowther, the director of Container Operations for the South Carolina Ports Authority, was the guest speaker at the Dillon County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting held recently.

14-Year-Old Shows Grand Champion Pig

GRAND CHAMPION PIG—Mason Miller, 14 years old from Dillon, showed the Grand Champion pig, “Watson,” at the Eastern Carolina Livestock show.

Drought Status Downgraded In Dillon County

The South Carolina Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Sept. 18, upgraded the drought status for 11 counties and downgraded the status for four counties in the state.

Bee-Themed Pop-Up Farmer’s Market Held

The Hartsville Bubble Guy provided fun and excitement for the little ones and older ones alike at the Dillon County Health Initiative’s Pop-up Farmer’s Market on Monday, September 9th.