Category: Agriculture

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

Free Seed Starting Workshop Is February 29th

Dillon County residents are invited to come join local Master Gardener Lucille Schauer for a FREE Seed Starting Workshop.

Owners Of Backyard Poultry Flocks And Pet Waterfowl Urged to Keep Their Birds Away From Wild Waterfowl

Clemson University animal health officials are urging owners of backyard poultry flocks and pet waterfowl to keep their birds away from wild waterfowl and the waters they inhabit.

Competitive Grants Being Offered To Support Middle Of The Food Supply Chain Infrastructure

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is partnering with USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to offer over $4 million in competitive grants to support middle-of-the-food-supply-chain infrastructure for domestic food and farm businesses and other eligible entities.

Inland Port Dillon Changed The Game For C&M

Inland Port Dillon changed the game for C&M in Dillon County. Leslie C. Thompson, co-owner of C&M, spoke as part of the panel on the economic impact of SC Ports on the Pee Dee at a luncheon recently.

ChangeSC Will Help Dillon County Citizens Access Food And Learn About Healthy Eating

A new statewide initiative called ChangeSC will connect South Carolinians living in food deserts with fresh, locally grown food while working to improve their eating habits and health outcomes.

Congressman Fry Speaks At Dillon County Farm Bureau Meeting

The Dillon County Farm Bureau held their annual meeting recently with several people in attendance.

Deadline To Redeem Vouchers For Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Nearing

The deadline to redeem vouchers for the 2023 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is quickly approaching.

Horse In Dillon County Dies Of West Nile In First Known Case Of 2023

A 13-year-old gelding in Dillon County, South Carolina, died from the first confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) case of the year, according to State Veterinarian Michael J. Neault, director of Clemson Livestock Poultry Health.

Department Of Agriculture Announces Incentive Program For S.C. Agribusinesses

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the Growing Agribusiness Fund, a new incentive program for South Carolina agribusinesses.

Dillon Mayor Signs National Farmers Market Week Proclamation

Dillon Mayor Tally McColl recently signed the proclamation recognizing National Farmers Market Week. The Dillon County Health Initiative (DCHI) has been working with the City of Dillon to obtain a permanent covered space for the Farmers Market.