SCAC Winter Quarterly Meeting – February 11

Posted on January 27, 2010. Filed under: Meetings |

The winter quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Agricultural Council (SCAC) will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community’s Garden Room, 1 Still Hopes Drive, West Columbia, S.C.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10:00 a.m. which will conclude with a catered lunch.   

The meeting topic will be “The SC Row Crop/Vegetable Industry.”  Speakers and subjects to be covered are: Michael Gunter, Farm Bureau Federation – Marketing/Brokering Row Crops; Don Sharp, Row Crop Farmer with Sharp & Sharp Certified Seed – General Overview of a Row Crop Farming Operation; Charles Wingard, Walter P. Rawl & Sons – General Overview of a Vegetable Operation; Gary Prince, Senn Brothers at the SC State Farmers Market – Marketing Vegetables; and Blake Berry, FFA Representative – Career Opportunities in Teaching Vocational Agriculture. After the presentations, there will be a question/answer session.

Still Hopes is located directly behind the S.C. Farm Bureau Building which is at 724 Knox Abbot Drive, Cayce, S.C. Meeting participants may park in the S.C. Farm Bureau back parking lot which is enclosed by a fence. Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community is offering buses to shuttle people from the parking lot to the meeting room located on their property. Signs will also direct people where to walk to the meeting room from the parking lot. Questions regarding parking should be directed to Chalmers Mikell, SC Farm Bureau, 803-936-4288.

Deadline for advanced reservations of $8 for SCAC members is Friday, February 5.  Registration at the door or for non-members is $12 per person. The registration fee includes a catered lunch.

To pre-register or for more information, contact SCAC President, Chalmers Mikell, 803-936-4288 or Steve Slice, 803-806-3843, Steve.Slice@sc.usda.gov or visit the South Carolina Agricultural Council’s Blog at www.scagcouncil.wordpress.com.

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