August 13th Meeting – Agriculture and the Economy

Posted on August 7, 2009. Filed under: Meetings |

The quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Ag Council is scheduled to be held on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at the SC Farm Bureau Office, 724 Knox Abbot Drive, Cayce, SC. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10:00 a.m. followed by a catered lunch.

The program will focus on how the state of the economy has affected agriculture in South Carolina. Speakers and subjects to be covered will be: Larry Rodgers (Farm Loan Program Specialist with Farm Service Agency) and Doug Baldwin (Regional Credit Administrator with AgSouth Farm Credit), “Lending/Credit Issues in Agriculture Industry Following the Economic Downturn”; Cathy Novinger (Vice President, Palmetto AgriBusiness Council), “AgriBusiness/Marketing Side of the Current Economy”; Harry Ott (Farmer and SC House of Representatives), “SC Legislation/Farmer’s Perspective of the Current Economy”; Tom Arthur, Territory Manager for Deere & Company in SC, “South Carolina Agricultural Equipment Business 2009”; and Tim Adams, Economic Development with the SC Forestry Commission, “Current Status of the SC Timber Industry.

Friends and guests are welcomed and encouraged. Anyone who has an interest in the affects of the current economic climate on SC agriculture does not want to miss this enlightening and engaging meeting.

Deadline for advanced reservations of $8 for Ag Council members is Friday, August 7. Registration for anyone at the door or for non-members is $12 per person. The registration fee includes the catered lunch.

To pre-register or for more information call, Steve Slice, 803-806-3843, or e-mail



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