The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture today announced that the agencies have partnered to create a new agribusiness project manager position.
Farm-City Week will be held the week of November 21, 2011. It is a local community program with the goal of enhancing a better understanding between rural and urban residents by encouraging our residents to join us on a tour of selected city and county areas of interest and joining us for a complimentary lunch.
Do you know what your children are eating for lunch at school today? Do you know where it came from? On average, two of every three school children eat a National School Lunch Program lunch and consume about one-third of their total calories from that meal each weekday. Unfortunately, that food travels over 2500 miles to get to them.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in South Carolina as a result of the drought and excessive heat that began on April 1, 2011.
Cullen Bryant of Dillon was selected to represent South Carolina on the America’s Farmer Grow Rural Education Advisory Council, a board to determine the rural school district recipients of the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants.
Nineteen farmer-leaders will be sworn in as directors of the United Soybean Board (USB) in December, after receiving appointment recently by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Dillon County was among the counties who maintained moderate drought status. The moderate drought declaration is followed by increasing levels of severity to severe and extreme status. The committee’s decision to maintain or upgrade was driven by continuing concern over agricultural impacts, low stream flows and increased forest fire activity. Sporadic and localized rainfall has not mitigated the ongoing drought status throughout the state.
A group of young people from Vision Education Center are learning skills that will last them a lifetime at the community garden located behind the City of Dillon Wellness Center.
The S.C. New and Beginning Farmer program is accepting applications for the Class of 2012 until June 30.
During the last year, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources has made an effort to provide increased information on wild hogs in South Carolina by participating in several workshops with Clemson University Extension and other agencies.