Category: Agriculture

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

Applications Being Taken For Growing Good Health Fall Plant Distribution

The Dillon County Health Initiative is now taking applications for its Growing Good Health Fall Plant Distribution.

James Page Named S.C. Poultry Federation Grower Of Year

James Page has been named the S.C. Poultry Federation Grower of the Year.

Cedric Page Crowned 2021 Dillon County Tomato Champion

Cedric Page has been crowned the Dillon County Tomato Contest Champion.

Pop-up Farmers Market Is July 12th

The Dillon County Health Initiative will hold their next farmers market on July 12 from 4-7 p.m. on the south plaza downtown Dillon. The theme of this market will be Christmas in July.

Wheat Field Burns

THIS WHEAT FIELD, north of Lake View, on Highway 41 recently burned.

Governor Signs Feral Hog Transportation Bill

On May 17, 2021, Governor Henry McMaster signed House Bill 3539 – the Feral Hog Transportation Bill into law requiring hogs be properly identified when being transported. Feral hogs are responsible for an estimated $115 million in damage statewide each year.

Tomato Contest Registration Underway

The Dillon County Tomato Contest will look a little different for the 2021 season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not have an awards banquet at the end of the tomato contest.

4-H Rabbit Project Registration Underway

Registration for the 2021 South Carolina 4-H Rabbit Project is currently underway.

Dillon County Taking Part In Power Plant SC

The South Carolina Floodwater Commission is launching an ambitious effort to plant 3 million tree seeds – assisted by citizens, students, churches, non-profits, municipal governments, private sector partners and other civic-minded organizations and volunteers – on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021.

SC Farmers Excited for 2021 Growing Season

After a difficult year, South Carolinians can look forward to the simple pleasures of juicy red strawberries, sweet watermelons, refreshing cucumbers, ripe peaches, fresh butter beans, vibrant basil and many other South Carolina crops.