Category: Agriculture

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

Local Farmers To Participate In Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase

The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, invites you to join Dr. Buz Kloot, Research Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina; Mr. Jason Carter, a farmer in Eastover, South Carolina; Sonny Price, a farmer in Dillon, South Carolina; and Mr. Doug Newton, a farmer in Clio, South Carolina, at the virtually held Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase, at 2 p.m. (EST) on March 16, 2021.

Dillon County Volunteers To Participate In Power Plant SC

Volunteers from Dillon County will be among those participating in Power Plant SC, a statewide effort to plant three million tree seeds in a single day making it the largest single-day tree planting event in U.S. history.

Daniel Baxley To Serve As ACP State Producer Co-Chairman

Seven South Carolina cotton industry members have been elected to leadership positions in the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2021.

Soil Sample Drop Box Available At Clemson Extension

Although the Clemson Extension office is still closed to the public, there is now a drop box for soil samples.

Turfgrasses Help Give Pollinators A Helping Hand On The Food Front

Turfgrasses sometimes get a “bad rap” for not giving our bees and other insect pollinators a helping hand on the food front.

Mullins Farmer Donates Peanut Butter To Latta School District

The SC Peanut Growers’ Association made up of mostly Pee Dee and I-95 corridor farmers have donated thousands of jars of peanut butter that was made with locally grown peanuts to local food banks, church pantries and schools just in time to “spread the peanut butter for Christmas spirit” this year.

Agricultural Outlook For 2021 Discussed At Conference

During the 5th Annual Clemson Extension Ag Outlook Conference, held virtually, featured guest speaker David Kohl said disjointed recovery for the United States and the world, coupled with trade agreement uncertainty has created an economic and financial divide in agriculture.

Farm-City Award Winners Announced

The Dillon County Farm-City Week awards have been presented.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour and meal did not take place, but award winners were still chosen.

Farm-City Week To Be Observed Nov. 20-27

Farm-City Week will be celebrated this year from Nov. 20 through Nov. 27. It is a week to express appreciation for the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities.

Christel Youmans Recognized For Service At FSA Office

Dillon County farmers presented a plaque to Christel Youmans on October 23, 2020, recognizing her 21 years of service at FSA helping farmers.