SC Rep. Murrell Smith, Quail Farmer Brittney Miller Honored for Agriculture Advocacy

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 20, 2021 SC Rep. Murrell Smith, Quail Farmer Brittney Miller Honored for Agriculture Advocacy COLUMBIA – South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture named two Advocates of the Year for 2021 in honor of their service to the state’s agriculture industry. The 13th Advocates… read more ›
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Free Program Helps SC Agribusiness Entrepreneurs Develop Business Skills

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 10, 2021 Free Program Helps SC Agribusiness Entrepreneurs Develop Business Skills COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE), in partnership with Clemson Cooperative Extension, is now accepting applications for the fourth annual curriculum program… read more ›
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Shenandoah Growers, Inc. Establishing High-Tech Indoor Farm in Anderson County

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 3, 2021 Shenandoah Growers, Inc. Establishing High-Tech Indoor Farm in Anderson County COLUMBIA – Shenandoah Growers, Inc., a national leader in commercially advanced indoor agriculture, today broke ground on its next indoor ‘Biofarm,’ located in Anderson County. The project will create 50… read more ›
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SC Observes National Farmers Market Week Aug. 1–7

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 29, 2021 SC Observes National Farmers Market Week Aug. 1–7 COLUMBIA – Show your appreciation for local businesses and South Carolina farmers during this year’s National Farmers Market Week. “By shopping at a farmers market, you are supporting your neighbors – and… read more ›
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Prestage Farms Establishing New Operation in Kershaw County

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 8, 2021 Prestage Farms Establishing New Operation in Kershaw County $150 Million Investment Will Create 292 New Jobs COLUMBIA – Prestage Farms of South Carolina, LLC, a division of Prestage Farms, today announced plans to construct a new processing facility in Kershaw… read more ›
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7 SC Agribusiness Entrepreneurs to Share $150K in Funding

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contacts: Eva Moore, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 7, 2021 7 SC Agribusiness Entrepreneurs to Share $150K in Funding COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE) has awarded seven entrepreneurs a share of $150,000 for their innovative agribusinesses. Ten finalists pitched their… read more ›
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