SCFB News

Youth Leaders Set a Vision for Agriculture

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Thirteen rising high school juniors and seniors from across South Carolina recently participated in the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s virtual 2020 Youth Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Committee.

The conference, held June 15-17, allowed students to gain valuable leadership skills...

Women and Young Farmers Go Virtual

Each spring Young Farmers and Ranchers and members of the Women’s Leadership Program descend on the State House and meet with their representatives to discuss important agricultural issues. Even though the legislature wasn’t in session due to COVID19, that didn’t stop members from contacting the General Assembly and...

Ag in the Classroom Receives $20,000 From Duke Energy

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South Carolina Ag in the Classroom was selected as a recipient of a Duke Energy Foundation grant that supports South Carolina K-12 education programs focused on summer reading loss, STEM and experiential learning. More than $340,000 in funding was awarded to programs around the state.

The Ag in the Classroom grant...

South Carolina Farmers' Grain Grows in its Purpose

 

Since Coronavirus made its appearance on American soil, many essentials have been in short supply, including hand sanitizer. David Raad, owner of Six & Twenty Distillery in Powdersville saw an opportunity to help.

“About the second week in March, we had an urgent understanding of the need for hand sanitizer...

SCFB Women Donate more than $12,000 to Local Charities

The South Carolina Women's Leadership Committees around the state collected more than $12,000 in food and donations from a drive conducted to raise funds for local charities around South Carolina. Members from county SCFB Women’s Chapters organized to collect food and money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in...

SC Young Farmers and Ranchers Bridge Agriculture Opportunities

Charleston, SC – A record number of attendees met recently for the annual South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Conference. More than 350 young farmers and agriculturalists (18 to 35 years old) from across the state traveled to Charleston, SC to network, become better leaders in...

SC Farm Bureau Celebrates 76th Annual Meeting, Recognizes Grassroots Leaders

Lauren Prettyman

The South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation opened its 76th Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach Dec. 5, highlighted by a number of awards and a State of Farm Bureau address from SCFB President Harry Ott.

Nearly 800 Farm Bureau members from across the state gathered not just to prepare for the year ahead, but also to...

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

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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...