2017 Advocates for Agriculture Named

Last Thursday, the SC Advocates for Agriculture held their annual reception and awards ceremony, and named Jim Roquemore, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Patten Seed Company from the private sector as Advocate of the Year, and Representative Davey Hiott from Pickens, Chairman of the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives as the Advocate of the Year from the public sector.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.

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