Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2017 Colleton Clemson Extension Advisory Committee Meeting

First time attendees Jimmy Nettles, Lauren Tharp,
Gennefer Sweatman, Christy Sweatman and Carrie Elmore
A new calendar year gives Colleton Clemson Extension County Coordinator Alta Mae Marvin a fresh opportunity to assemble the advisory committee to discuss current events. As I walked into the Clemson Extension office on January 23, I halfway expected Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson to make an appearance, but to be honest there was no mention of their new National Championship in football. This meeting is all business, and in particular it’s all agribusiness, with briefings on farm aid for crop damage and how the 4-H program has a new local office.

I told NEW Colleton 4-H representative Dawn Stuckey that many in our area would use her as a resource, because I personally know it had been a challenge to find out about 4-H programs in our area. “We have a 4-H Livestock Fun Day planned for Saturday February, 4 at Live Oak Farms,” said Stuckey. “This is located at 1333 Mt. Carmel Road and check-in begins at 9:30 to 10. The fun day is free unless you wish to enter the judging clinic at 1 p.m. which carries a $15 fee.” For more information on future events call Dawn Stuckey at 803-943-3427.

Residents of Colleton County should stay mindful that the Clemson Extension office offers some simple services like the $6 soil sample program that reveals if fertilizer or lime is lacking. The brown bag lunch program is free, lasts about an hour, and discusses popular topics like pruning techniques, lawn tips, or plant pest problems. A simple occasion like Arbor Day can be amplified with help from the Clemson Extension and they distributed 300 native tree seedlings last year. The 2017 forecast looks like another productive year for Colleton’s Clemson Extension.

To view the entire feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries about Clemson Extension click 2016 Colleton Advisory Meeting - Pasture Grazing Workshop

To view past blog entries about Agribusiness in S.C. click on October Flooding - Hugh Weathers -  Tree Farm Lobby Day -  Benton's Peanuts - Fresh On The Menu

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