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 University Extension Service workshop aims to help people decide whether beekeeping is really for them. The June 19 workshop at the Roper Mountain Science Center in […]

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 developed new software that will make it easier for people to participate,” said Alex Chow, a co-founder of the count. The project was launched in […]

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 the cooperative. The markets were two of the 41 South Carolina and 22 Georgia community based farmers markets to receive the grants. In all, the […]

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 will be held on the college’s campus and educates high school juniors and seniors about the wide variety of careers in veterinary medicine. Students from […]

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 fundamentals of maintaining a first class agriculture business for more than 80 years over three generations. Sonny Yonce’s grandfather was mainly growing asparagus 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 likely forget. That is because on that day, temperatures dipped, in some areas of the county, as low as 21°F and remained below freezing for […]

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 a prescribed fire. Prescribed burns (also called controlled burns) are generally conducted in the dormant season, mostly in late winter and very early spring. But […]

Chalmers Carr Joins Other Ag Leaders in Washington, Reacts to Worker Shortage Report

Chalmers Carr Joins Other Ag Leaders in Washington, Reacts to Worker Shortage Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chalmers Carr, President/CEO of Titan Farms, SC’s largest peach grower and a major state and national agriculture leader, participated Tuesday in a panel discussion at the National Press Club in Washington, DC followed by a conference call with state and national reporters. The purpose of the panel and call was to discuss […]

Applications Available for 2014 SC Commissioner’s School for Agriculture

Applications Available for 2014 SC Commissioner’s School for Agriculture

COLUMBIA, S.C. – High School juniors and seniors interested in exploring agricultural careers can apply now for the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture (SCCSA), held at Clemson University, July 19-25, 2014. SCCSA is an academic summer program coordinated by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. […]