Honorees Recognized for their Support of the South Carolina Agriculture Industry

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 7, 2017 Honorees Recognized for their Support of the South Carolina Agriculture Industry COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture held its tenth annual Advocates of the Year Recognition Reception on August 3 to honor two individuals who have shown outstanding commitment… read more ›
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SC Farm to Institution Announces Dates for Garden Workshops and Culinary Trainings

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2017 SC Farm to Institution Announces Dates for Garden Workshops and Culinary Trainings COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Farm to Institution program announces their workshop and training schedule. The workshops, geared towards child care center staff, school food service staff, teachers,… read more ›
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Gamecocks Win Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Second Year in a Row

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Clint Leach, 803-734-2191, jcleach@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 6, 2017 Gamecocks Win Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Second Year in a Row SOUTH CAROLINA - The University of South Carolina won the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series the second year in a row. The Palmetto Series is an annual… read more ›
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Family Ag Day Returns to the State Farmers Market

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Elizabeth Wood, 803-917-4950, ewood@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 5, 2017 Family Ag Day Returns to the State Farmers Market WEST COLUMBIA - Are you looking for a free, family-friendly event to attend this summer? Come out to the 4th annual Family Ag Day at the State Farmers Market… read more ›
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Pork Powered by Soy Returns to Carolina Country Music Fest

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Laura Lester, 803-331-9504, llester@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 5, 2017 Pork Powered by Soy Returns to Carolina Country Music Fest MYRTLE BEACH – South Carolina pork and soybean farmers are partnering with the Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) again this year to promote the Pork Powered by Soy campaign.… read more ›
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South Carolina Department of Agriculture Prepares for Implementation of Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Stephanie Sox, 803-734-2196, ssox@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 23, 2017 South Carolina Department of Agriculture Prepares for Implementation of Industrial Hemp Pilot Program COLUMBIA – Governor Henry McMaster signed Bill 3559 into law Thursday, May 11, making it legal for industrial hemp to be grown for research purposes in South… read more ›
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