SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers

Plant & Flower Festivals Underway this Weekend

The 8th Annual Midlands Fall Plant & Flower Festival gets underway this weekend at the State Farmers’ Market in West Columbia. SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says this is a great opportunity to take advantage of vendors that aren’t at

Palmetto Series Award

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture has launched the third year of the Palmetto Series, a promotional campaign that ties in the rivalry between South Carolina’s Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers. The second year’s award will be presented this coming

Where to Buy Local

South Carolina Department of Agriculture, in addition to helping farmers grow crops, also helps consumers find those crops. SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says the departments’ Certified Roadside Market Program was established in 1972, the first official roadside market program

SCDA Marketing Campaigns

The Department of Agriculture is always thinking of new ways to promote and market the crops that South Carolina growers produce.  This year, SC Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers says the Certified SC Grown and SC Pork Board are partnering with

SC State Farmers’ Market

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers says there’s a lot going on at the State Farmers’ Market in West Columbia.  Not only can you shop for fresh produce offered by Certified SC Grown growers, there are restaurants, and other shops

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

South Carolina’s Commissioner’s School of Agriculture

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with Clemson University just completed the 14th annual Commissioner’s School of Agriculture at Clemson. This is a competitive, one-week program for rising high school juniors to introduce them to the agriculture field.

EPA Administrator Visits South Carolina Farmers

On Monday, South Carolina Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers hosted EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and stakeholders across the spectrum regarding the re-write of the now dead Waters of the US Rule. Pruitt and his team wanted to hear from farmers, and

Beekeeping 2017

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers will be speaking Friday at the SC Beekeepers Association, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy ensuring that SC beekeepers have the information and tools they need to meet the challenges of

Edisto REC to Host Watermelon Field Day

The 2017 Edisto REC Watermelon Field Day will be held this Thursday, July 13th from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm. There will be indoor programs as well as field tours to look at research projects and variety trials.