SC Commissioner Weathers: SCDA Funding Available

In the new year, many may be looking for assistance in farming operations. South Carolina Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more about the resources that the SC Department of Ag provides.

  • Our ACRE awardees were recently announced with a total funding amount of $30,000. But that is not the only available funding through the SC Department of Agriculture.
  • Our grants team manages more than $13 million in federal grants to benefit South Carolina agriculture.
  • These grants span across many categories including agribusiness development, education, marketing, research, food security, consumer protection and more.
  • Some funding opportunities that farmers may be interested in are:
    • The Cold Storage Cost-share Program
    • Specialty Crop Block Grant
    • GAP Cost-share Program
    • Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, among many others
  • You can find out more about these programs and what you need to apply at https://agriculture.sc.gov/divisions/agency-operations/grants/