Greenville State Farmers Market Spring Kickoff

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 1, 2014 GREENVILLE, S.C. – Spring into the warmer weather with a trip to the Greenville State Farmers Market this weekend! The Market will kickoff the season Saturday, April 5 when local farmers and vendors return with great Certified SC Grown… read more ›
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Commissioners Cup Winners

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 22, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Commissioners Cup BBQ Cook Off & Festival named a new State Barbecue Champion Saturday. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) hosted the two-day competition, where 40 teams took part in the “Anything Butt” contest featuring… read more ›
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Market Pavilion Changes

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 19, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State Farmers Market’s Market Pavilion will soon offer a new retail experience, with multiple vendors selling great Certified SC Grown produce, products and a variety of artisan items. Five Rivers Market of Orangeburg will operate the… read more ›
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Applications Available Now for 2014 SC Commissioner’s School for Agriculture

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 18, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. – High School juniors and seniors interested in exploring agricultural careers can apply now for the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture (SCCSA), held at Clemson University, July 19-25, 2014. SCCSA is an academic summer program coordinated… read more ›
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2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant and Application

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 17, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, Hugh E. Weathers, invites institutions and groups that support specialty crops within our state to submit applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Those interested in participating in the program are encouraged… read more ›
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Harvest Hope to Recognize SC Peanut Farmers

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196, kcoakley@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 17, 2014 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Harvest Hope Food Bank is recognizing South Carolina peanut farmers and the SC Peanut Board for their help with providing more than 1,200 meals to those in need. The SC Peanut Board has donated more than… read more ›
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