Agriculture

Making It Grow Interviews Hugh Weathers, S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture

February 8, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers

“Making It Grow” host and Clemson ExtensionAgent Amanda McNulty interviews S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers during the fifth annual S.C. Agribiz and Farm Expo at the Florence Civic Center on Jan. 11, 2017.

Red Worms and Louisiana Swamp Worms

January 31, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Worms

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to a Worm Farm near Simpsonville, SC where Terry Unger raises Red Worms and Louisiana Swamp Worms. Terry takes us through the process on how he cares for these worms and also talks about how they...

Q&A | A Conversation with Loni Rikard, Owner, Rocky Wells Agri-Services, and Co-Owner, Rocky Wells Farm

March 14, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Loni Rikard looking at the camera

Loni Rikard was one of the 2016 Palmetto Center for Women Honors recipients. The PCW Honors recognizes women whose outstanding achievements distinguish them as leaders and role models in the community. Rikard is the owner of Rocky Wells Agri-Services, LLC, and co-owner of...

Cotton Road

February 5, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn 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. Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of...

The Last Barn Dance

January 25, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn 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. Randy Lewis has seen almost every other family farm close its doors in Alamance County, North Carolina. With rising...

SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

January 11, 2016 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean 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...

Agriculture of Oconee County

January 8, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha 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...

Future Fresh Farm

January 7, 2016 - Posted in Student Multimedia Program 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...

Happy Cow Creamery: The Milk Process

September 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
farmer with his cows at Happy Cow Creamery

Palmetto Scene hung out with Tom Trantham of Happy Cow Creamery . Trantham was named this year's S.C. Farmer of the Year . Trantham shared with us the creamery's milk process, and how from the cow to the bottle of milk, it only travels 48 feet.

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

September 1, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie 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...

More South Carolina Female Farmers Cropping Up

January 7, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha 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...

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