Forx Farm Gouda

Margaret N. O’Shea
Three people posing with wheels of cheese

From "Say Cheese"
SC Farmer, Fall 2018 


Ron and Tammy Lubsen make artisan Gouda cheese at Forx Farm in Anderson County, a lush green property they named for Devil’s Forks Creek, which runs nearby. Some other keepers of sheep...

Blue Moon Specialty Foods

Margaret N. O’Shea
Industrial mixer blending ingredients

From "Say Cheese"
SC Farmer, Fall 2018 

South Carolina’s cheese-making culture is creating a remarkable array of tasty products.

“A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou singing beside me in the wilderness . . .”

One poet’s idea of a picture-perfect life centuries ago sounds today like a passable picnic that...

Milk Leads the Way in Nutritional Value

Nicole Yon, R.D.
Various containers of milk

When new products hit the shelf sometimes we for some reason mistake them as better than their predecessors. As a dietitian, I am often asked, “shouldn’t I be drinking {insert alternative milk beverage here}.” As more and more alternative milk beverages have been introduced on the market it’s easy to believe that these...

Celebrate Summer with Ice Cream

It's the first day of summer, and what better way to celebrate than with a frosty treat! Did you know it takes about 3 gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream? 

Use Certified SC Grown strawberries in this recipe to make it extra special and sweet.

From The Golden Taste of SC

1- 6 oz. package strawberry...

Youth Leaders Set a Vision for Agriculture

Screenshot of a Zoom meeting with youth leaders

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...

There’s Still Work to be Done

Cassidy Evans
Ballot box cartoon

South Carolina Farm Bureau was making strides on important priority state issues -- like protecting agricultural property from development in rural areas and the creation of a permanent statutory framework to help farmers recover from catastrophic weather events – when COVID-19 shut down the General Assembly in the...

It's Beef Month in South Carolina

Nicole Yon, R.D.

June is beef month in South Carolina, so all month long we’ll be bringing you delicious recipes and helpful information about this protein powerhouse!

To kick off our series, we’ll hear from Nicole Yon, R.D., Saluda County Young Farmer and farm wife, about the many health benefits of including beef in a balanced...

It's National Egg Day!

Nicole Yon, R.D.

We’ve all heard of the “incredible, edible egg,” but which kind is best?

There are many choices (cage-free, free-range/free-roaming, and pasture-raised) when it comes to eggs and it can be hard to know which kind is best! Being knowledgeable about what each label and growing practice means can help you make the best...

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

Logo featuring young woman in math classroom

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...