The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is a state agency established by the South Carolina Legislature in 1879. The commissioner of agriculture, who is elected in the general election every four years, heads the agency. The current commissioner, Hugh Weathers, was elected in 2006.
The mission of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture is to promote and nurture the growth and development of South Carolina's agriculture industry and its related businesses while assuring the safety and security of the buying public.
Our shared vision is for the state economy to grow and prosper providing everyone, producers and consumers, opportunities to enjoy the fruits of agriculture.
Hugh E. Weathers
SC Commissioner of Agriculture
PO Box 11280
Columbia, SC 29211