Category: Agriculture

USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Green Tomato Contest Sign-Up Underway

The Clemson Extension Service is once again hosting a green tomato contest for 4-Hers.

East Elementary 4-Hers Create School Garden

East Elementary Garden Photo 170

Have you driven by East Elementary lately? If you have, you might have noticed that it looks like a school garden will soon be growing! Land has been cleared, raised beds have been placed, and soil has been laid.

National Agriculture Day Is March 21st

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2017.

4-H Holding Pullet Chain, Rabbit, And Goat Projects


The Pee Dee Region 4-H Pullet Chain, Rabbit, and Goat projects are open to youth ages 5-19 years old.  

Local Young Farmers Attend Annual SCFB State Conference

Young Farmers

A record number of attendees met recently for the annual South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference.

Bryant Wins Distinguished Service Award


Cullen Bryant, a Dillon County farmer, received the South Carolina Farm Bureau’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, at the SCFB’s 73rd annual meeting’s awards and recognition program.

Clemson Extension Recognizes Agents For Flood Assistance

The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service recognized 16 agents from across South Carolina for their dedication to helping farmers stricken by the historic flood of 2015.

Local Southern States Board Elections Held

Neal Baxley of Marion and Danny Coleman of Dillon were elected to the local board at the Southern States Annual Membership meeting of the Little Rock Plant held at Shuler’s Barbecue in Latta.

Clemson Extension To Hold Youth Honeybee Project

Clemson Extension 4-H has a new spring natural resources project in the making: the SC 4-H Honey Bee Project.