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SPOTLIGHT:  S.C. Farm Bureau

SPOTLIGHT: S.C. Farm Bureau

Statehouse Report is provided for free to thousands of subscribers thanks to the generosity of our underwriters. Today we shine a spotlight on our newest underwriter, S.C. Farm Bureau. It is a grassroots, non-profit organization that celebrates and supports family farmers, locally-grown food and rural lands through legislative advocacy, education and community outreach.

S.C. Farm Bureau’s alliance of nearly 100,000 members includes everyone from foodies and fishermen to lawyers, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and of course, farmers. By connecting farmers to the larger community, the organization cultivates understanding about agriculture’s importance to our local economies.

by · 09/29/2017 · Underwriters
Photos in this story are from Spade and Clover Gardens on Johns Island; taken by Claudia Seixas.  Used with permission.

NEWS: Young, emerging farmers powering niche farming in S.C.

By Lindsay Street, contributing writer | Thirty-three-year-old John Warren is one of a growing cadre of young, new farmers who either changed careers, refused to go into corporate America or couldn’t land a job there.

“(Farming) was a way to take control of the creative process again. In my own mind it was an act of rebellion,” said Warren, who grew up in Columbia but now farms on Johns Island in Charleston County.

He had a traditional trajectory from boyhood to becoming an adult. … After [college] graduation, Warren landed a job as a mold-maker in the city. He wanted to work with his hands, but he was left unsatisfied.

by · 10/07/2016 · News