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Prescribed Burning Certification Courses to be Offered

Prescribed Burning Certification Courses to be Offered

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Land managers who conduct outdoor burning can reduce their liability by becoming Certified Prescribed Fire Managers.  The South Carolina Forestry Commission has scheduled fourtraining sessions statewide: October 8, 2014    …

Clemson Extension Offers Answers to Soil and Gardening Problems

Clemson Extension Offers Answers to Soil and Gardening Problems

Edgefield County’s Clemson Extension office offers many services and programs. Most people associate the Office with soil samples for gardens and pastures. But did you know that the Office also…

To ‘Bee’ or Not to ‘Bee?’ Is Beekeeping for You?

To ‘Bee’ or Not to ‘Bee?’ Is Beekeeping for You?

CLEMSON, S.C. – Backyard beekeeping is a growing field and many people are interested but do not know how to get started or may start without enough background information. A Clemson…

Ready, Set, Glow! Vanishing Firefly Project

Ready, Set, Glow! Vanishing Firefly Project

CLEMSON, S.C. – Ready, set, glow! The annual Clemson University firefly census will launch from 8 to 10 p.m. May 31. The lightning bug count will continue through the summer. “We’ve…

Johnston and Ridge Spring Farmers Markets Receive Grant from AgSouth

Johnston and Ridge Spring Farmers Markets Receive Grant from AgSouth

AgSouth Farm Credit Regional Vice President Matt Riddle of the Batesburg-Leesville location announced today that the Johnston and Ridge Spring Farmers Markets were recipients of a $500 grant awarded by…

UGA’s ‘Vet School for a Day’ Set for September

UGA’s ‘Vet School for a Day’ Set for September

ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has set Sept. 24 as the date for its 2014 Vet School for a Day program. The annual event…

Governor Nikki Haley Calls for South Carolinians to Buy South Carolina Certified

Governor Nikki Haley Calls for South Carolinians to Buy South Carolina Certified

Governor Nikki Haley visited J. W. Yonce and Sons Monday morning of this week and was briefed by Mr. Larry Yonce in regard to the crop loss for 2014 precipitated…

Just Keeps on Packing!

Just Keeps on Packing!

– By Jack Reece – One of several of the busiest men in Johnston, South Carolina took out a few minutes last week to try to educate me in the…

Wild Winter Weather Hurts Early Peaches

Wild Winter Weather Hurts Early Peaches

Should See “Good Volume” From July On – By Tiffani Ireland – March 26, 2014, will be a day peach growers in Edgefield County and the Ridge area will not soon…

Growing-Season Burns a Natural Ecological Process in S.C.

Growing-Season Burns a Natural Ecological Process in S.C.

If you see or smell smoke near one of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ heritage preserves or wildlife management areas this spring and summer, it may be coming from…

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