SCFB News

Farm Bureau Women Bridge the Agriculture Gap

More than 100 women from across the state gathered in North Charleston October 14-15 for the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s (SCFB) annual Women’s Leadership Conference. The group of women learned how to bridge the knowledge gap those in agriculture face as well as participated in workshops that showcased local...

Whole Foods Market Hosts Giving Day to Benefit Ag in the Classroom

Whole Foods

 

Whole Foods recently selected Ag in the Classroom to receive 5% of net sales from all South Carolina Market locations on Thursday, October 17 as part of the company’s annual Community Giving Days. Funds raised from the day will go to support development of agricultural curriculum. 

The October Community Giving...

SCFB Ensures Hemp Farmers are Represented in Policy Discussions

Since industrial hemp was legalized in South Carolina in 2017, it has grown in popularity. Farmers are excited about the income potential for this new crop, but this fledgling sector is still facing challenges. South Carolina Farm Bureau recently added a Hemp Committee to its list of nineteen other commodity and...

Youth Leaders Learn Agriculture at SCFB Conference

Aiken, SC – Seventeen rising high school juniors and seniors from across South Carolina recently participated in the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s 2019 Youth Leadership Conference in Aiken, SC.

The conference, held at Camp Long June 23-27, allowed students to gain valuable leadership skills and a better...

2019 Annual Ag in the Classroom Teacher Institute

2019 teacher institute group photo

Columbia, S.C. – Thirty-six educators from across South Carolina recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms. The South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation hosted its annual Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Institute June 10-14 in Columbia, S.C., where teachers of grades pre-K through 8th grade in...

SCFB Stands for Farmers in Duke Rate Increase Case

SCFB Stands for Farmers

The South Carolina Public Service Commission issued a ruling on Duke Energy Progress’ proposed rate increase on Tuesday. South Carolina Farm Bureau President Harry Ott and other Farm Bureau members testified during the hearings in April to ensure farmers’ voices were heard.

The ruling instructs Duke Energy to...

Young Farmers and Ranchers ‘Agvocate’ at Statehouse

Young Farmers at Statehouse

Young farmers and ranchers from across South Carolina spoke with agricultural leaders and members of the Senate and House of Representatives recently during the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Legislative Day at the Statehouse.

The Federation’s YF&R members from across the state...