Patricia (Trish) DeHond
Area Agronomy Agent
Agronomic Crops Program Team, Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension Office, Darlington County Cooperative Extension Office, Marlboro County Cooperative Extension Office
Office: 300 Russell St. #222, Darlington, SC 29532
Fax: (843) 393-9428
University of Maine 1987
SUNY Potsdam 1984
Since November 2007, Trish has served as Area Agronomy Agent for three counties in northeastern South Carolina (Chesterfield, Darlington and Marlboro Counties). She also has covered Florence County briefly and Dillon County from 2008 - 2014. She is the former Tourism Director for Darlington County and also worked as Horticulturist for Kalmia Gardens of Coker College in Hartsville. Previously, she served as Darlington County Horticulture Agent with Clemson Extension in the late 1990s. She is a native of Rochester, New York, and has lived in Darlington County since 1996.
Extension and Outreach
You might recognize Trish from her frequent appearances as a panelist on Making It Grow!, SCETV’s award-winning gardening program. She enjoys helping row crop farmers by trouble-shooting insect, disease and nutritional problems in the field and coordinating educational programs on crop production. These crops include canola, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanuts, soybeans, tobacco, wheat and other small grains. She has served as coordinator of the Pee Dee Commodity Marketing and Risk Management Symposium (2008-2012), coordinator of Extension educational programs at the SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo (2013-2015), and chairman of the Clemson Extension exhibit at the SC State Fair (2015). Because of her background in Botany, Trish`s area of specialty is identification of weeds and other “mystery” plants.
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