SC Commissioner Weathers: SCCSA Reunion is Wednesday

Tomorrow, students from across South Carolina that participated in the SC Commissioner’s School for Agriculture in summer of 2021, will be in Columbia for the annual class reunion. SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more.  

  • It will be great to see students from last year’s Commissioner’s School for Ag up here at the state house.
  • They are some of the brightest ag students in the state and the country, and I look forward to seeing what they all plan to do after graduating high school.
  • The group will be touring our lab facilities at the State Farmers Market, the SC Statehouse, and will participate in an ice cream social with SCDA staff.
  • Last summer we had 29 students participate in the program and look forward to hosting more this summer as we are able to host a full program at Clemson University’s campus after having to do a hybrid schedule last year.
  • SCCSA is a premier career and leadership development summer program. This program is designed to inform, inspire and challenge student participants to consider a career in the agricultural, natural resource and life science industries as well as to be model citizens of leadership and influence for these industries as they embrace an agriculturalist philosophy.
  • Emphasis Areas Include:
    • Livestock Production
    • Forestry & Natural Resources
    • Plant Science
  • Applications are due for the summer 2022 program on April 12 and can be found at  https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/sccsa