SC Chef Ambassador Program

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Aaron Wood, 803-734-2182, awood@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 24, 2014 Columbia, SC - Governor Nikki Haley recently joined South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) Director Duane Parrish to introduce the South Carolina Chef Ambassador Program. Each year, a Chef Ambassador… read more ›
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South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hosting Food Safety Training

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Aaron Wood, 803-734-2210, awood@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 6, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is hosting a food safety training for farmers to prepare them for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) certifications on Monday, June 23 from 10 a.m. until 1… read more ›
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Commissioner Weathers Takes Part in Border Security Tour along U.S. – Mexican Border

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 22, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Commissioner Hugh Weathers took part in a tour of the U.S./Mexican border in South Texas Wednesday. He and agriculture leaders from seven other states participated in the border security tour hosted by Texas Commissioner Todd Staples.… read more ›
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Congaree Creek Commissioner’s Trail Ride Highlights Need to Open More Public Trails

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Marsha Hewitt. 803-734-0106, mhewitt@scda.sc.gov Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 13, 2014 Columbia, S.C. --About two dozen riders and horses will take to the woods in the Congaree Creek Commissioner’s Trail Ride starting at the Thomas A. Newman Boat Landing Friday, May 16. Hosted by Commissioner Hugh… read more ›
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Collection Date Set for Unwanted Pesticides

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 6, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is partnering with Richland County Solid Waste and Recycling Department to accept unwanted or unused pesticides from farmers and homeowners at no charge. Richland County is holding its annual… read more ›
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Governor Haley & Commissioner Weathers to Tour Peach Orchard Damaged in Late March Freeze

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 2, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley will join Commissioner Hugh Weathers Monday, May 5 for a peach orchard tour to see the damage peach growers suffered after a late March freeze. Growers in some parts of the state experienced… read more ›
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