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SC Food Policy Council: New Faces, Improved Vision, Refined Efforts

The South Carolina Food Policy Council would like to welcome new board members Hub City Farmers Market Executive Director Ana Parra, York County Clemson Extension Agent Ben Boyles, Horry County Clemson Extension Agent Blake Lanford, and Darcy Freedman, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Centenary Faculty in Social Disparities at the University of South Carolina, to the SC Food Policy Council’s Board of Directors.

These new members will join fellow board members, Dave Lamie, with Clemson University, Diana Vossbrinck, with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Lisa Turansky with the Coastal Conservation League, Joe Watson with Watsonia Farms, and Nikki Seibert with Lowcountry
Local First in their efforts to promote policies, infrastructure, and opportunities that lead to a healthy and safe food supply for all SC residents.

In addition, the SC Food Policy Council has recently updated its Mission Statement which provides that it will:

Provide a forum for South Carolina’s food policy stakeholders to network, collaborate, and share ideas in order to identify issues, develop policies, build consensus and provide information and advocacy services necessary to the well-being and sustainability of South Carolina’s food sector

Membership in the Council is free and open to all. Anyone interested in joining the SC Food Policy Council or being placed on the email contact list can contact Beth Crocker at or visit the SC Food Policy Council homepage:

The SC Food Policy Council encourages everyone to accompany us on our journey to healthier and safer eating! is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.