SC Ag Council to Focus on SC Livestock

Posted on November 10, 2009. Filed under: Meetings |

The quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Ag Council is scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2009 at the S.C. 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 meeting topic will be “Update and Outlook on S.C. Livestock Industries.” Speakers will include: Jack Whetstone, Associate Professor Extension Aquatic Specialist Clemson University – S.C. Aquaculture – Past, Present, and Future; Chad Truesdale, Marketing Specialist S.C. Department of Agriculture – S.C. Pork Industry; Tina Horn, State Dairy Extension Agent Clemson University Extension Service – S.C. Dairy Industry; Roy Copelan, Executive Director SC Beef Board – S.C. Beef Industry.

Also, as has become a tradition, a Holiday Fair featuring South Carolina grown and produced products will be held in the lobby of the Farm Bureau. Members of the South Carolina Specialty Food Association will be on hand to sell items like soup mix, nuts, soap, fudge, hot sauce, cakes, pies, honey and other great South Carolina products – unique gifts for all seasons.

Friends and guests are welcomed and encouraged. Anyone who has an interest in South Carolina’s livestock industry and the state’s industry of agriculture does not want to miss this enlightening and engaging meeting.

Deadline for advanced reservations of $8 for Ag Council members is Friday, November 6. 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 Steve.Slice@sc.usda.gov. For more information about the South Carolina Ag Council, contact

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