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SCFB shares concerns of state’s hemp farmers

Hemp has been grown in South Carolina since authorized by state law in 2017 with currently over 100 permitted growers in the state; S.C. farmers have only just started learning about and growing hemp. This crop has many potential benefits for our state’s farmers but comes with equally high risk and many unknowns as the...

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...

Why Reconnecting Our Rural Communities Matters

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You may be reading this blog entry from your desk workstation, or perhaps a laptop in a coffee shop. You might even be perusing this on your smartphone. It’s a common, everyday occurrence that can easily be taken for granted. Unfortunately, in many parts of rural South Carolina – it’s not only a luxury to have...

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...

Grassroots Traditions Continue in 2019

Cassidy Evans

For 75 years, South Carolina Farm Bureau has used grassroots policy development to surface issues affecting farmers. These issues direct policy that is set during Annual Meeting. This year, over 200 members from 41 counties attended Policy Development meetings held in each district. They heard about progress made...

Cultivating Conversations - Agriculture and Football 

Elizabeth Wood

Down. Set. Hike!

There are many reasons to love fall, but in South Carolina I think many agree that the highlight of the season is college football. Is there anything better than cheering on your team on a crisp fall afternoon? No matter what colors you wear on Saturdays, we can all join together to show our...

National Farm Safety & Health Week is September 15-21

Greetings South Carolina Farm Bureau family, 

I hope everyone has had a restful summer and has taken time to enjoy the beauty of the Palmetto State. As summer comes to an end, we anticipate the arrival of the harvest. Harvest means long hours in the field doing what we love the most.  

We also anticipate setting...

Trick or Treat!

Nicole Yon, From Farm To Label

Have you ever read about a diet for weight loss, jumped in head first, only to be disappointed by the results? You’re not alone. With a promise of “treating” you to quick results it’s no surprise that these diets have gained popularity! In most cases, trendy diets work initially, but are not sustainable long term due...