Category: Agriculture

Pee Dee Land Trust Begins 15th Year

The Pee Dee Land Trust begins its 15th anniversary year with 1,792 additional acres of protected lands thanks to five exceptional new projects completed in late 2013.

Arbor Day Observed

It has been over 135 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever.

Farm-City Week Banquet Held

The Dillon County Farm-City Week annual luncheon and awards ceremony was held recently at the City of Dillon Wellness Center.

Dillon County Women Attend Farm Bureau Conference

Dillon County residents Johnnie Luehrs and Jean Sox are among a group of more than 100 women from across the state attending the 2013 South Carolina Farm Bureau Annual Women’s Leadership Conference at Woodside Plantation in Aiken County.

Wet Summer Should Extend Fall Colors

Record-breaking summer rains that caused creeks and rivers across the Southeast to overflow likely will bring an extended leaf-looking season to the Southern Appalachians, predicts Clemson University forest ecologist Donald Hagan.

Dillon County Included In Farm Disaster Declaration

South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation President David Winkles is encouraged by the US Secretary of Agriculture’s farm disaster declaration in South Carolina.

Sunshine Brightens Soggy Spirits On South Carolina Farms

It’s been the mantra of farmers for time immemorial: “Make hay while the sun shines.”

James Berry Wins Tomato Contest

The 2013 Dillon County Tomato Growers Association held its annual supper and awards program Friday, June 19th at the Dillon Wellness Center.

Year’s First EEE Horse Death Confirmed

Dr. Boyd Parr, South Carolina State Veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health, today announced the first confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse for the state this year.

Ag Student Presented Scholarship For Workshop

The Dillon Soil  & Water Conservation District has awarded, Ag Student at Dillon County Technology Center, and class senior, Justin Roberts, a scholarship to attend the South Carolina Districts Youth Workshop.