Meet the Mentors

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Georgetown, SC

Annie Baxley

Occupation: School counselor/former teacher, farm wife and mom

As a mentor, she believes she can support in the following:
• Marrying into a farm/learning agriculture
• Working with family members
• Communication skills
• Positive outlook

Meet Annie
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Georgetown, SC

Josh Baxley

Occupation: Farmer

As a mentor, he believes he can support in the following:
• Operating your own business & working with family
• Public Speaking
• Farm Stress
• Work/life balance
• Farming logistics

Meet Josh
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Hamer, SC

Jamie Driggers

Occupation: Farmer

As a mentor, she believes she can support in the following:
• Discuss the FSA loan system & Farm Credit System
• Knowledge on the importance of book-keeping and farm record-keeping
• Building a brand & business from scratch while raising a family
• Being a woman in a male dominated industry

Meet Jamie
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Lexington, SC

Steven Long

Occupation: Clemson Regulatory Services

As a mentor, he believes he can support in the following:
• Finding a balance between full time work with community service and leadership roles
• Navigating financial loss and having to start over
• Managing large workforce and dealing with personnel situations as a manger
• Choosing the correct opportunities for growth and
• Entering a family business

Meet Steven
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Starr, SC

Davis Peeler

Occupation: Dairy Farmer

As a mentor, he believes he can support in the following:
• Adapting business models
• Taking risks
• Being a farmer and a dad
• Dealing with hardships

Meet Davis
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Newberry, SC

Jimmie Lee Shaw

Occupation: Farmer

As a mentor, he believes he can support in the following:
• Making financial decisions
• Transitioning from farm-manager to farm-owner
• Managing farm workers
• Leasing land
• Navigating the YF&R awards process

Meet Jimmie Lee
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Newberry, SC

Katie Shaw

Occupation: Clemson Extension, Clemson University 4-H Youth Development Specialist

As a mentor, she believes she can support in the following:
• Navigating the YF&R award process, as a past state winner of all three awards
• Networking within several agricultural organizations
• Moving from a non-farm family to a farm family
• Career-building

Meet Katie