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South Carolina Commissioner’s School Now Open For Applications

Rising high school juniors and seniors interested in attending this year's South Carolina Commissioner's School for Agriculture (SCCSA), held at Clemson University, can go online now to download their application. The application needs to be postmarked by Tuesday, April 16. SCCSA students will take part in workshops related to academic integrity, teamwork, personal growth, and leadership. They can also choose to learn about a variety of food production methods, greenhouse production, athletic turf-grass management, animal and veterinary sciences, packaging science, aquaculture, forestry and wildlife, and natural resource management. The week-long school also includes field trips to Clemson University research farms, the Clemson Experimental Forest, and teambuilding while rafting on the Chattooga River. Interested students can visit to download the application. Just look for Commissioner’s School under Hot Topics.

Long-range Forecast Cooler than Average

USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says expect mainly cold temperatures across the country for March 12th through the 18th. 

“From March 12th through the 18th, there are no signs of a big warm up for most of the country we are looking at cold weather for a lot of areas. Along with that we expect fairly stormy conditions, mixing with the cold weather could bring extra snowfall.”

Stanly County Hosting Agritourism Workshop

On Wednesday, March 13, the N.C. Agritourism Networking Association will host a conference titled, “Growth and Prosperity in Your Future,” for farmers interested in learning more about the economic benefits of agritourism at The Fork Farm in Norwood.. The event includes speakers from regional agritourism farms, as well as economic-development specialists. For registration details and other information, visit our calendar. 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.