SC Commissioner Hugh Weathers: School for Agriculture Cancelled for 2020

Unfortunately, the 2020 South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Here to tell us more about the program, is SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers.

  • The week of July 20th is usually SCCSA week. This year, we will not have the opportunity to conduct the week-long program due to COVID-19, as the health of students and staff is our number one priority.
  • Since 2004, SCDA and Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences have hosted SCCSA to give high school students the opportunity to explore potential majors and careers in different sectors of agriculture, to learn more about agriculture in South Carolina, nationally and globally and to build leadership and teamwork skills
  • As with many other summer programs, we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel this year’s SCCSA programming.
  • This was a difficult decision, as the students, staff and I, look forward to this every year.
  • We hope that next summer we will be back on schedule and able to host students and provide:
    • A rigorous schedule of academic sessions and laboratory research to give students insight to horticulture, turf grass, soil science, forestry, wildlife and environmental sciences, and animal science
    • Leadership and team building activities
    • Fun activities like a rafting trip, which is one of the most exciting and memorial parts of the week
    • And help students build personal relationships outside of academics, figuring out how to work together, while having a great time along the way.
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