Category: Agriculture

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

Downy Mildew Making Early Appearance In South Carolina

Downy mildew is making its annual appearance in South Carolina a little early this year and a Clemson University specialist says now is the time to protect cucurbits.

First Pop-Up Farmers Market Of The Season Held

THE FIRST POP-UP FARMERS MARKET of the season was held Monday, May 8.

First Pop Up Farmers Market Of The Season Is May 8th

The Dillon County Health Initiative’s Pop Up Farmers Market will open on May 8 from 4-7 p.m. on the South Plaza downtown Dillon.

$3.4 Million in Matching Grants Will Help SC Beef Processors Expand, Create Opportunities for Farmers

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is awarding a total of $3,471,088 in matching grant funding to eight South Carolina companies to help them expand their beef processing capacity.

FFA Members Pack 35,000+ Meals To Be Distributed To South Carolinians In Need

Raised by a single mother and having experienced homelessness as a youth, Teddy Tripp learned a thing or two about young people dealing with food insecurity.

Clemson Turfgrass and Small Grains Field Days at Pee Dee REC To Be Held

Turfgrass and small grains farmers can learn the latest research-based information during two in-person field days scheduled for April at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC).

Informed Consumers Can Avoid Scam Fertilizers

Like most farmers across South Carolina, Chris Stevens is struggling to fight high costs caused by inflation so he can keep his chin above the waterline.

Seed Starting Workshop Planned

Come join local Master Gardener Lucille Schauer for a FREE Seed Starting Workshop. Attendees will learn how, what, and when to start vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.

Backyard Chickens Class To Be Held March 9th

How to Raise Backyard Chickens: The Basics will be held Thursday, March 9, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at 455 Caton Road, Lumberton, NC 28360.

Cannon Price Places Second In The State In 4-H Rabbit Knowledge Contest

Dillon County 4-H would like to spotlight local 4-Her Cannon Price for placing second in the state in the 2022 SC 4-H rabbit project knowledge test and the top 4 for her rabbit record book.