Category: Agriculture

Cold Snap May Be Setback For Watermelon Season

 The recent cold snap may be a setback for the state’s watermelon season. Clemson University plant disease specialist Tony Keinath points out that a repeat performance of last year’s spring could create problems.

Rice Agriculture Tour Stops Here

Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) brought his  Seventh District Agriculture Tour to Dillon County on Friday, April 11.

Plant And Flower Festival Is April 24-28

Spring is really here! It’s time to enjoy the beauty of nature and get our lawns and gardens ready for the spring/summer seasons.

Workshop Focuses On Growing Profitable Timber

Money may not grow on trees, but it certainly grows in them. On May 1, landowners from across South Carolina will learn ways to maximize the profit from their timber.

Congressman Rice’s Ag Tour To Stop In Dillon

Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) announced that he will hold a Seventh District Agriculture Tour on Friday, April 11.

Celebrate Agriculture

March 25th is National Agriculture Day. National Ag Day is “a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.”

Area Farmer Gets Donation For Local Food Pantry

Local farmer James McColl has directed a $2,500 donation to the Helping Hands Food Pantry. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will allow the group to purchase rice, tomatoes, and other food. The pantry serves about 7,000 local residents.

4-H Shooting Program Was Revived In 2001

Because of the efforts of Clemson Extension agents James Sweeney , Michael McMannus and Vic Bethea and a grant from the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Dillon County 4-H Shooting sports program was revived in 2001.

Scholarships Available For Students Planning Career In Agriculture

Calling all high school seniors interested in pursuing a career path in agriculture – ArborOne Farm Credit has two scholarships that may be for you.

Accent Stainless Steel Bringing New Headquarters To Horry County

Accent Stainless Steel, a Canadian manufacturer of craft and micro-brewing systems and other processing equipment, plans to expand into the U.S. with a new headquarters in Horry County.