Category Archives: Agriculture

S.C. Department of Agriculture announces Farm Aid grants

SOUTH CAROLINA (September 15) – Farmers still recovering from last October’s devastating flood have some relief in sight. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is mailing checks for the South Carolina Farm Aid grants on Friday, September 16. On May 24, the S.C. General Assembly approved $40 million in aid to help farms in flood-ravaged…
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Dept. of Agriculture to hold seminar on farm business Sept. 19

If you’re the owner of a small farm or are interested in agricultural processing but unsure of what steps you need to take to start or grow your business, you may want to register for AgSouth Farm Credit’s AGAware® Deep Dive program. AgSouth has added an in-depth look at marketing to its national award-winning program…
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Registration Open for the Agriculture Council’s Fall Farm Tour

COLUMBIA- Registration is open for the South Carolina Agriculture Council’s fall farm tour on Friday, September 16, offering attendees an inside look at several farms, roadside markets, and breweries across the state. The tour is open to the public and attendees must register by September 13, due to limited seating. Tour stops include: ·      Anne…
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Businesses in Lancaster, York counties eligible for drought disaster loans

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in Lancaster and York counties in South Carolina of the Sept. 20 deadline to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) as a result of the drought and excessive heat that began on…
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Honorees recognized for support of South Carolina Agriculture Industry

WEST COLUMBIA, SC- The South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture held its ninth annual Advocates of the Year Recognition Reception on August 4 to honor two individuals who have shown outstanding commitment to supporting and promoting the state’s agriculture industry.  Representative Brian White and Larry Rogers each received the 2016 Advocate of the Year award. Representative…
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Free Gardening Workshop Series on upcoming Saturdays

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of Gardening Workshops designed to provide participants with the tools needed to start and maintain a healthy garden. Workshops will be led by Clemson Extension horticulturist and master gardener Jacqueline Jordan. All workshops are free and open to the public, and will be…
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South Carolina Farm Aid application deadline Aug. 15

SOUTH CAROLINA (August 1, 2016) – Farmers who suffered crop loss due to last year’s flood have fifteen days remaining to apply for South Carolina Farm Aid grants through the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA). Applications must be postmarked or delivered to an SCDA office on August 15, 2016. To be eligible for the…
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Harvest Hope receives generous F.A.R.M.S. Cantaloupe and Red Potato Donation

Columbia, SC – Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) showed enormous compassion for their hungry neighbors and generosity by donating over 1,500 cantaloupes and 750 lbs. of red potatoes to Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia to aid in their ongoing summer hunger relief efforts.  This is enough food to feed 7,500 people. “We are…
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Historic Columbia Offers Garden Workshop on Camellias

[caption id="attachment_4150" align="alignleft" width="300"] Join Historic Columbia and expert camellia gardener Dan Clayton at a hands-on garden workshop focusing on off-season camellia care at the historic Seibels House and Garden from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 30.[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C., Monday, July 18, 2016—Historic Columbia, in partnership with Dan Clayton of Paradise Plants Plus,…
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Deadline draws near to apply for South Carolina Farm Aid Funding

SOUTH CAROLINA – Farmers who suffered crop loss due to last year’s flood have less than a month remaining to apply for South Carolina Farm Aid grants through the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA). The deadline for applying is August 15, 2016. To be eligible for the grant, farmers must have experienced a verifiable…
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