Katherine Helms, Pork Promotion Marketing Specialist
khelms@scda.sc.gov
803-734-5229

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The mission of the South Carolina Pork Board is to make pork the meat of choice. The National Pork Act mandates that checkoff dollars be used for promotions, consumer information, education and research. Pork “The Other White Meat” is one of the most recognized and powerful slogans in the US with 86% consumer recognition. Additional investments of producer checkoff funds are being made to identify solutions for odor and environmental problems that are economically viable at the farm level. Cooperative efforts with educators, extension personnel, researchers, and allied industry are made to deliver the information needed for efficient production and marketing pork. It is essential for the pork industry to keep producers aware of the many resources that are available for them to continue to be efficient, responsible and profitable.

 

Learn more about the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council 


South Carolina Pork Board Members

District 1

Steven Neal Baxley, Jr
1625 Troy Atkinson Rd., Mullins, SC 29571
Marion County
baxleyfarmsllc@bellsouth.net
(W) 843-423-5627, (H) 843-431-9896, (C) 843-431-8878, (F) 843-423-7543
Term Exp: 8-31-2023

David O. Haltiwanger
417 Island Ford Rd., Silverstreet, SC 29145
Newberry County
davidhaltiwanger@gmail.com
(H) 803-276-8002, (C) 803-940-0107
Term Exp: 8-31-2023

Jimmy Carroll Bailey, Jr.
6400 Jordan Creek Road, Nichols, SC 29581
Marion County
jimmycbaileyjr@gmail.com
(H) 843-392-4359, (C) 843-902-6258
Term Exp: 8-31-2023

James “Jimmy” F. Huggins, Jr.
5424 Bluff Road, Mullins, SC 29574
Marion County
jfhuggins80@gmail.com
(C) 843-430-0471
Term Exp: 8-31-2024

Rhett Coleman
1135 Bayridge Dr. Dillon, SC 29536
Dillon County
may20babe@aol.comrscoleman35@aol.com
(H) 843-774-9820, (C) 843-845-7965
Term Exp: 8-31-2024

Frank Strickland
6798 Pig Lane, Nichols, SC 29581
Marion County
wmstrickland1@bellsouth.net
(H) 843-423-4277, (W) 843-423-2780, (C) 843-250-2606, (F) 843-423-0701
Term Exp: 8-31-2023

 

District 2

Mark Anthony McLeod
A&J Farms
3605 Cody Road, Pinewood, SC 29125
Sumter County
markmcleod1961@yahoo.com
(W&H) 803-452-6603 (C) 803-934-6837
Term Exp: 8-31-2024

Marty Kay Avant
3308 Schoolhouse Drive, Hemingway, SC 29554
Georgetown County
mkavant@ussa.edu
843-344-3662
Term Exp: 8-31-2024

Richard Howard Rentz, Jr.
5939 Farrells Rd. Branchville, SC 29432
Orangeburg County
rhrentz@yahoo.com
(H) 803-245-5991, (C) 803-793-7642
Term Exp: 8-31-2022

Barrett “Brett” L. Wiggins
1660 Possum Corner Road, Walterboro, SC 29448
Colleton County
wigginsfarms09@gmail.com
(H) 843-893-2435, (C) 843-631-0914
Term Exp: 8-31-2022

Curt LeeCHAIRMAN
1495 Pleasant Grove Road, Alcolu, SC 29001
Clarendon County
pocotaligoproducts@gmail.com
(C) 803-460-5254
Term Exp: 8-31-2022

Craig Whisenhunt
2266 Norway Road, Orangeburg, SC 29115
Orangeburg County
oburgstockyards@gmail.com
(C) 803-682-4620
Term Exp: 8-31-2023

 

Advisory

Katherine Helms, Pork Promotion Marketing Specialist
SC Department of Agriculture, PO Box 11280, Columbia, SC 29211
khelms@scda.sc.gov
803-734-5229

 

Ex Officio

Frances H. Price, Chair, Agriculture Commission of SC
433 Peach Festival Road, Gilbert, SC 29054
pricefr@pbtcomm.net
(W) 803-892-2457, (C) 803-260-9691

 

Other Special Guests

Dr. Boyd Parr