The South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture is Inspiring Students to Consider a Career in Agriculture

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Sally McKay; 803-734-2196; smckay@scda.sc.gov / Laura Lester; 803-331-9504; llester@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2018 The South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture is Inspiring Students to Consider a Career in Agriculture CLEMSON, SC – Thirty eight high school juniors and seniors are taking a break from their summer vacations to prepare for their futures… read more ›
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Is Your Farm Ripe for Tourism?

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Sally McKay; 803-734-2196; smckay@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 12, 2018 Is Your Farm Ripe for Tourism? Learn how to embrace agritourism at August 9 workshop GILBERT, S.C. –  Can you imagine your farm as a tourist destination?  Have you thought about agritourism but aren’t sure how to get started?  Register to… read more ›
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SCDA Receives More than 160 Industrial Hemp Applications

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Sally McKay; 803-734-2196; smckay@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 6, 2018 SCDA Receives More than 160 Industrial Hemp Applications COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has received 162 applications for the 2019 Industrial Hemp program following a May 1 – June 29 application period. SCDA will select up… read more ›
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2019 Industrial Hemp Applications Due This Friday

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Sally McKay; 803-734-2196; smckay@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 26, 2018 2019 Industrial Hemp Applications Due This Friday COLUMBIA, S.C. – Applications for the South Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program are due by 5pm this Friday, June 29. To qualify for a permit, applicants must: be a South Carolina resident; pass a… read more ›
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Carolina Country Music Fest Powered by Pork Powered by Soy

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Sally McKay; 803-734-2196; smckay@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 4, 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest Powered by Pork Powered by Soy MYRTLE BEACH – South Carolina pork and soybean farmers are partnering with the Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) to promote the Pork Powered by Soy campaign during the fourth annual festival in Myrtle… read more ›
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ACRE Selects Entrepreneurs for Funding and Mentoring

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Sally McKay; 803-734-2196; smckay@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 25, 2018 ACRE Selects Entrepreneurs for Funding and Mentoring COLUMBIA – Five South Carolina agribusiness entrepreneurs are one step closer to taking their businesses to the marketplace or expanding an existing start-up, thanks to a competitive application and pitch process offered by… read more ›
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