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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...

Kershaw County Farm Bureau Replaces FFA Jackets

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Craig Bell (center), Kershaw County Farm Bureau President and Patrick McCaskill (left), Kershaw County Farm Bureau Treasurer present David Branham (right), North Central High School Principal with a check for a classroom set of FFA jackets.

On the night of Saturday, January 11, 2020, an EF-2 tornado with sustained...

South Carolina Celebrates National FFA Week

Agricultural FFA Education

National FFA Week
By: FFA New Horizons

From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, agriculture is a part of our daily lives. More than 700,000 FFA members across the Nation will celebrate the role agriculture plays in our lives while sharing the message of agricultural education as part of National FFA Week (Feb...

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...

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...

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...