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Plowing Through: A Series on Mental Health

Part III

Access to healthcare in rural communities is often limited, mental health even more so. South Carolina Farm Bureau recently announced a new program called SC AgriWellness that will bring mental health services into farmers’ homes.SC AgriWellness, administered by First Sun EAP, will make counseling services...

Plowing Through: A Series on Mental Health

Part II

For the last five years, farm income has been slashed in half from weak markets and severely depressed commodity prices and now farmers across America are facing the same struggles and stress as Josh. The mental health problem in rural communities has been highlighted even more recently as farmers are...

Plowing Through: A Series on Mental Health

Part I

Sixty-eight and a half inches: that’s how much rain fell on Baxley Family Farms from September 27 until December 7 of 2015. Before that, the fifth generation farm in Georgetown had been riding a wave of good commodity prices and strong markets. Their farm was growing, after all, “it takes more to make more.”

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Hickory Hill Milk and Clemson Blue Cheese

Margaret N. O’Shea
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From "Say Cheese"
SC Farmer, Fall 2018 

SOUTH CAROLINA’S CHEESE-MAKING CULTURE IS CREATING A REMARKABLE ARRAY OF TASTY PRODUCTS.

Though Bleu cheese is French, a wonderful rendition of it is made at Clemson University, only 20 miles from Forx Farms, using one of the same sources of raw milk that the Lubsens use...

Forx Farm Gouda

Margaret N. O’Shea
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From "Say Cheese"
SC Farmer, Fall 2018 

SOUTH CAROLINA’S CHEESE-MAKING CULTURE IS CREATING A REMARKABLE ARRAY OF TASTY PRODUCTS.

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
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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.
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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

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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...

It's Beef Month in South Carolina

Nicole Yon, R.D.
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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.
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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...