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Presentation of May 17th

Posted on May 17, 2012. Filed under: General Information, Meeting Presentations |

 

CLICK TO VIEW A PRESENTATION GIVEN TO THE SC AG COUNCIL BY TITAN FARMS OF RIDGE SPRING, SC

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SC Ag Council Spring Quarterly Meeting New Technology in Agriculture – using cyberspace and outerspace technology on the farm

Posted on April 27, 2012. Filed under: Meetings |

The spring quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Agricultural Council (SCAC) will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the SC Farm Bureau Office, 724 Knox Abbot Drive, Cayce, SC.

Registration begins at9:30 a.m.followed by the meeting at10:00 a.m.which will conclude with a catered lunch.  

The meeting will focus on “New Technology in Agriculture.”  Speakers will be – Jason Rodgers, Farm Manager at Titan Farms in Ridge Spring, SC and Robbie Weathers, Solutions Manager for Blanchard Equipment in St. Matthews, SC.  Topics will include variable rate application, yield monitoring, data management, agriculturally-related cell phone apps, operating irrigation systems by cell phone, and how tractors can call growers’ cell phones.

Deadline for advanced reservations of $8 for SCAC members is Friday, May 11, 2012.  Registration 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, contact SCAC President, Leon Brewer at 803-534-2409, 803259-7143 or Leon.Brewer@sc.usda.gov or Steve Slice at 803-806-3843 or Steve.Slice@sc.usda.gov or visit the South Carolina Agricultural Council’s Blog at www.scagcouncil.wordpress.com.

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Alternative Agribusiness Strategies – SCAC Meeting Feb 16

Posted on February 14, 2012. Filed under: General Information, Meetings | Tags: , , , , |

The quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Ag Council is scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at the S.C. Farm Bureau,724 Knox Abbot Drive,Cayce,S.C.  The meeting will focus on “Alternative Agribusiness Strategies” using unique and sustainable concepts like polyculture and permaculture.

Speakers will include– Manuel Verney-Carron and Janis Persenaire of North Augusta, SC and Shawn Jadrnicek of Clemson

Manuel Verney-Carron is a native of Lyon,France, the mecca of French cuisine, is the owner of Blue Clay Farm and Manuel’s Bread Café inNorth Augusta. Janis Persenaire is his gardener extraordinaire. Manuel’s goal was to transform the farm into a sustainable community vegetable garden with a French flair. He will discuss the symbiotic relationship between his unique farming operation and his Certified SC Fresh on the Menu restaurant located in the heart of the popularHammond’s Ferry riverfront. Manuel’s Bread Café combines a French bakery, pasty and food shop with an unforgettable casual dining experience. Janis, originally from Ontario,Canada, will discuss the challenges and rewards of managing the garden, raised beds, aquaponics (the polyculture of hydroponics and aquaculture) and staggered planting as well as her composting strategy.

Also Shawn Jadrnicek, horticulturist and Clemson University organic farm manager, will be speaking about “Ecological and Permaculture Design Strategies for Urban Homes and Small Farms: A photographic journey of projects and patterns to develop productive human habitats. His experience spans organic farming, nursery production, homesteading, landscape design and installation, arboriculture, irrigation system design, and aquaculture.  Shawn also spent four years as an extension agent.

Anyone who has an interest in SC agriculture is welcome and encouraged to attend. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about how these agribusiness men and women have developed successful alternative business strategies.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. followed by a catered lunch. Deadline for advanced reservations of $8 for Ag Council members is Friday, February 10.  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, call Chalmers Mikell, 803-936-4288 or Steve Slice, 803-806-3843, Steve.Slice@sc.usda.gov or visit South Carolina Agricultural Council at www.scagcouncil.wordpress.com.

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Holiday Fair at the Fall SC Ag Council Meeting – Nov 10, 2011

Posted on October 28, 2011. Filed under: General Information, Meetings |

The annual Holiday Fair and fall quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Ag Council will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the S.C. Farm Bureau, 724 Knox Abbot Drive, Cayce, S.C. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Beaufort Stew. 

The topic of the meeting will be “GMO’s and Organic Farming.”  Speakers and subjects to be covered will be: Dan Pitts, Monsanto Corporation, GMO’s; Eric McClam, City Roots, organic farming; and Sherry Aultman, Clemson University, organic certification.   

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. Items that will be sold include, but are not limited to, soup mix, nuts, soap, goat cheese, grass fed beef, fudge, hot sauce, cakes, pies and honey. South Carolina products are great gifts for all seasons.

Anyone who has an interest in South Carolina agriculture is welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Don’t miss this enlightening and engaging meeting.

Deadline for advanced reservations of $8 for Ag Council members is Friday, November 4.  Registration at the door or for non-members is $12 per person. The registration fee includes a catered lunch. Those attending the meeting are asked to park behind the Farm Bureau Building in the parking lot across the street.

To pre-register or for more information call Chalmers Mikell at the S.C. Farm Bureau 803-936-4288 or Steve Slice, USDA Farm Service Agency, 803- 806-3843, or e-mail Steve.Slice@sc.usda.gov or visit South Carolina Agricultural Council’s Blog at www.scagcouncil.wordpress.com .

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SCAC Quarterly Meeting – May 12 at Still Hopes

Posted on May 12, 2011. Filed under: General Information, Meetings |

The quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Ag Council is scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Still Hopes behind the SC Farm Bureau on 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 topic will be the expansion of the Port of Charleston. Speakers will include: Byron Miller, VP of Marketing for the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and Stephanie Sox, Executive Director of the SC Soybean Board.

Farm/City Week awards will be presented immediately following the program.

Friends and guests are welcomed and encouraged. Anyone who has an interest in the Port of Charleston and the importance of the state’s agricultural exports does not want to miss this meeting.

Deadline for advanced reservations of $8 for Ag Council members is Friday, Friday, May 6. Registration 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.

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SCAC Quarterly Meeting – March 17 at Phillips Market Center

Posted on February 23, 2011. Filed under: General Information, Meetings |

The winter quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Ag Council is scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011.  The meeting will focus on “National Ag Day” activities with topics like: Ag in the Classroom, Food vs. Biofuel, and Farm to School. The meeting will be held in the Philllips Market Center at the new SC State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Hwy (Hwy 321), West Columbia, SC  29172.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. followed by a catered lunch. 

Anyone who has an interest in SC agriculture is welcome and encouraged to attend. Don’t miss this enlightening and engaging meeting.

Deadline for advanced reservations of $8 for Ag Council members is Friday March 11.  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, call Chalmers Mikell, 803-936-4288 or Steve Slice, 803-806-3843, Steve.Slice@sc.usda.gov or visit South Carolina Agricultural Council at www.scagcouncil.wordpress.com

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SC Ag Council Meeting Focuses on Clemson University

Posted on October 26, 2010. Filed under: General Information, Meetings |

The fall quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Ag Council is scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 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. Parking will be available behind the Farm Bureau building in the lot across the street.

The topic of the meeting will be “The Status of Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life Sciences.” Speakers and subjects to be covered are: Kim Arp, Assistant Director of Development, Clemson University CAFLS, Kirby Player, Director of College Relations, Clemson University CAFLS, and Dr. Steve Meadows, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Clemson University Extension. Please plan on being a part of the meeting as these speakers plan to give us some insight on the current and future status of the College of Agriculture at Clemson University.

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. Items that will be sold include, but are not limited to, soup mix, nuts, soap, goat cheese, grass fed beef, fudge, hot sauce, cakes, pies and honey. South Carolina products are great gifts for all seasons. Anyone who is interested in South Carolina and the focus of agriculture and natural resources at Clemson University is welcome and encouraged to attend. Don’t miss this enlightening and engaging meeting.

Deadline for advanced reservations of $8 for Ag Council members is Friday, November 12th. 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 call Chalmers Mikell at the SCFB 803-936-4288 or Steve Slice, 803- 806-3843, or e-mail Steve.Slice@sc.usda.gov or visit South Carolina Agricultural Council’s Blog at http://www.scagcouncil.wordpress.com.

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SC Ag Council Meeting – Misconceptions of the Livestock Industry

Posted on July 29, 2010. Filed under: Meetings |

The summer quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Ag Council is scheduled to be held on Thursday, August 12, 2010 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. People attending the meeting are asked to park behind the Farm Bureau Building in the parking lot across the street.

The topic of the meeting will be “Misconceptions of the SC Livestock Industry.”  Please plan on being a part of the meeting to learn the misconceptions and misinformation dealing with livestock production in our state.  

Anyone who has an interest in SC Agriculture is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Don’t miss this enlightening and engaging meeting.

Deadline for advanced reservations of $8 for Ag Council members is Friday, August 6.  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 call Chalmers Mikell at the SCFB 803-936-4288 or Steve Slice, 803-806-3843, Steve.Slice@sc.usda.gov or visit South Carolina Agricultural Council’s Blog at www.scagcouncil.wordpress.com.

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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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Ag Council Meeting November 12, 2009 Recap

Posted on November 20, 2009. Filed under: Meetings |

The November SC Ag Council meeting was a very good educational session with good speakers and good information concerning the South Carolina livestock industry. The Holiday Fair participants all said they had a worthwhile presence and the Farm Bureau employees always appreciate this event. The Beaufort stew was excellent!  Wes Harris and crew get an AA+ rating. 

The Ag Council elected officers for 2010. Thanks to the 2009 Ag Council Officers and Committee chairs for the work they did throughout this past year. Please keep the new officers and committee chairs in mind as they plan your 2010 meetings and tours.

2010 Officers

President………………… Chalmers Mikell

Vice President…………. Aaron Wood

Sec/Treasurer …………. Steve Slice

Past President………….. Bert Bagley

Programs………………… Ben Skelley

Tours…………………….. Roy Copelan

Farm City Week………. Lynn Huggins

Publicity/Website……… Becky Walton & Stephen Hudson

Membership……………. Bert Bagley

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