|The Colleton Advisory Committee on Feb. 1|
Fourteen members of the Colleton County Clemson Extension Advisory Board met on Monday, February 4 to discuss upcoming events. An extensive discussion regarding a needs assessment for 2019 included the top issues facing Colleton County and how the Clemson extension can address these issues. Residents can request assistance from the extension regarding forestry, gardening, wildlife management and youth-oriented 4-H programs. Connecting with the local community requires partnerships and outreach and the Clemson extension is ready to lead by example.
|Good Stuff coming up in 4-H program|
Alta Mae Marvin chairs the agribusiness team at the Colleton Clemson Extension and she brought the meeting to order, after thanking colleague Marion Barnes for providing a pot luck supper. Barnes will be holding a feral hog workshop in March, and an agriculture tour on May 23. Marvin reminds attendees that the Master Gardener program hosts a brown bag lunch once a month to discuss seasonal plantings. Earth Day on April 22 will raise awareness about planting trees with the extension office providing seedlings.
Karissa Ulmer is the Clemson Extension Director for the Savannah Valley District, encompassing multiple counties. Ulmer stated that the budget approval process is underway this time of year from the S.C. state legislature to the Colleton County Council, and that any voice of support from the public for Clemson extension would be helpful. Ulmer’s family resides in Colleton County and her son Garrett serves as the S.C. 4-H State President, and will attend the National 4-H conference in Washington D.C this April.
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