Agriculture

Cotton Road

By G. Rawls

Farmer Brown points out a cotton bloom and a cotton square.

The film Cotton Road follows cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain.  It airs Thursday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV. 

The Last Barn Dance

By G. Rawls

dancing at the barn dance

The Last Barn Dance is a short film that follows a dairy farmer's plight to save his farm and a barn-dance tradition his family started nearly 50 years ago.  

SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

By S. Flynn

SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty is joined by Jody Martin from The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo. This event at the Florence Civic Center January 13-14 is designed to incorporate the industry's deep traditional roots along with today's thriving innovations to streamline the promotion and the expansion of the business of agriculture in South Carolina and beyond.

More information at http://scagribizexpo.com

Agriculture of Oconee County

By T. Safdi

farming

Oconee County has beautiful rolling hills and a rich history in agriculture. It is quickly becoming a destination for agri-tourism within the state. The Carolina Foothill Heritage Fair was created to spark interest in agriculture in younger generations. Video provided by GBA Productions.

Future Fresh Farm

By M. Ostoits

Future Fresh Farm

Food deserts are all too common in America’s urban communities. Its name comes from the distance of grocery stores from fresh food, for people living in an urban environment, primarily in black communities.

Germaine Jenkins has not only solved the food desert problem in one North Charleston community, but also became a pillar of hope to end food deserts around the country. She began Fresh Future Farm in late 2014, and it has since grown into a blooming garden of fresh produce for the community.

Meet Tom Trantham, South Carolina's Farmer of the Year

By K. Geer

Happy Cow

Tom Trantham, owner of Happy Cow Creamery in the upstate, was named South Carolina's Farmer of the Year for 2015. The dairy has 90 cows that milk twice a day. The farm is unique, in that it uses the 12 Aprils grazing system. Watch the video above to learn more about Trantham's unique farming routine. 

More South Carolina Female Farmers Cropping Up

By T. Safdi

Farmer

Kerry Frazier grew up on her family’s farm in Bishopville, SC. Like any child she enjoyed the open spaces, but after high school she swore to never return to her hometown or to live on the farm.

Tragedy stuck last year when Frazier lost her brother in a farming accident. She decided to move back home to help on the farm and to be closer to the family. Today, Frazier plays a key role in helping cultivate the family farm.