SC Commissioner Weathers: The “Buddy Building”

SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more about the naming of the new SCDA Training Facility housed at the South Carolina State Farmers Market in Columbia.

  • This past Friday I was able to honor my friend, Buddy Jennings, and his service to South Carolina agriculture and to the Department.
  • Buddy has worked in some capacity with state government for over 33 years. Notably, serving as the Director of the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, which led him to receive the Robert Reed lifetime Parks and Recreation Achievement Award in 2000.
  • He is a dear friend to many at SCDA and has worked with us in a consulting capacity and as a project manager.
  • The Training Facility was completed as an addition to the Columbia State Farmers Market. The building houses a state-of-the-art training and meeting room as well as hands-on peanut grading and inspection training equipment
  • While officially the new building will be the “William Buddy Jennings SCDA Training Facility,” I am sure that it will become known to many as the “Buddy building.”