Category: Agriculture

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

Keith Allen Named South Carolina Farmer Of The Year

Keith Allen has been named the South Carolina Farmer of the Year.

SC State Farmer Partners Share How $70M USDA Grant Can Benefit Local farmers

South Carolina State University and Clemson University were granted $70 million by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide resources to farmers in South Carolina to encourage climate-smart production practices.

Latta Native Receives Tobacco Science Research Conference Policy Committee Lifetime Achievement Award

Latta native Bill Coleman has received the Tobacco Science Research Conference Policy Committee Lifetime Achievement Award in ceremonies held recently at the 75th Tobacco Science Research Conference in New Orleans.

Farm Bureau Meeting Speaker Talks About Governor’s School Of Agriculture

Tim Keown, President of the South Carolina Governor’s School for Agriculture, spoke at the Dillon County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting on September 19th.

National Farmers Market Week Celebrated

The Dillon County Health Initiative’s Pop Up Farmers Market celebrated National Farmers Market Week at their August market.

Lake View Man Grows 54-lb. Watermelon

Randy Jones has grown this 54-lb. watermelon in his garden at his home at May Hilltop in Lake View, S.C.

DCHI Celebrating National Farmers Market Week

DCHI Pop Up Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 7-13, 2022.

Lynch Brothers First To Find Cotton Blooms On Family Farm

The Lynch brothers were the first to discover cotton blooms on their family farm.

Ronnie Bracey Wins Dillon County Tomato Champion Title

June 23rd, 2022 marked another year of Dillon County’s infamous tomato growers contest and banquet, to name the best tomato growers in the county for 2022.

Dillon County Drought Designation Upgraded

The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call June 30, upgraded the drought designation for all counties in South Carolina.