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Anthony Melton

Senior County Extension Agent
Horticulture Program Team, Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension Office, Clarendon County Cooperative Extension Office, Darlington County Cooperative Extension Office, Dillon County Cooperative Extension Office, Florence County Cooperative Extension Office, Georgetown County Cooperative Extension Office, Horry County Cooperative Extension Office, Lee County Cooperative Extension Office, Marlboro County Cooperative Extension Office, Orangeburg County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: Florence County
Phone: 843-661-4800
Fax: 843-661-4899

Email: amelton@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

M.S. Horticulture
Clemson University 1989

B.S. Horticulture
Clemson University 1980

 Profile

Name:
Anthony (Tony) Melton

Title:
Senior County Extension Agent with Horticulture responsibilities for the Pee Dee Area

Address, e-mail & phone:
Florence County Extension Service
2685 South Irby St.
Florence, SC 29505

843-661-4800
e-mail: amelton@clemson.edu

Home Address & phone
425 Palmetto Road
Darlington, SC 29532

843-601-3464-cell

Education:
B.S. Horticulture - Clemson University 1980
M.S. Horticulture - Clemson University 1986

Work Experience:
McLeod Farms, McBee, SC 1970 through 1979 summer employment
Clemson University Horticulture Dept. 1980 through 1989
Clemson University Extension Service Area Agent 1989 through 1995
Glory Farms 1995 through 1997
Clemson University Extension Service County Agent 1997 through June 2009
Clemson University Extension Service County Agent (Re-hire Part-time) July 2009 through present also McCall Farms (part-time) looking over 1000s of Acres of their crops

Awards & Recognition
SC Beekeeper Ass. County Agent of the Year 1991
1999 Certificate of Merit SC Association of County Agricultural Agents
2007 Certificate of Merit SC Association of County Agricultural Agents
2007 Distinguished Service Award SC Association of County Agricultural Agents

 Extension and Outreach

I grow a 20 acre vegetable demonstration area at the Pee Dee Research & education center. 15 acres of regular production and 5 acres of organic production. In 2015 we had 3 field days with a total of 140 attendees.
Panelists on the SC-ETV program Making-it-Grow for over 20 years.
Written a weekly news article for the Morning News for over 20 years.
Taught a Master Gardener class for over 20 years.