Schedule of Farm Aid Grant Information Programs

SC Farm Aid Grant Information Program

In conjunction with SC State University/1890s Extension, Clemson Extension specialists and representatives of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture will present information to help farmers through the application process for S.C. Farm Aid.  SCDA is taking applications July 1 through August 15, 2016 from farmers who experienced a collective 40% loss of agricultural commodities as a result of the 2015 flood.  We strongly encourage anyone who expects to receive aid to attend one of the meetings.

Topics to be presented include:

  • Eligibility Rules & Application Guidelines
  • Required documentation
  • Calculating losses
  • Accessing & filling out the application (paper and online)
  • FAQs and resources

Additional information about the SC Farm Aid program is available at the SC Farm Aid website www.agriculture.sc.gov/sc-farm-aid .  The application will be available online July 1, 2016.

Educational Sessions:

Friday, July 1, 2016, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Brown’s Bar-B-Que, 809 N. Williamsburg County Hwy. (US 52), Kingstree, SC
Meal provided – Registration required.
Contact: Jacob Stokes (803)460-3971.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
JJ Mitcheom Community Center, 2221 Hemingway Hwy (SC 261), Hemingway, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided. No registration required.
Contact: Tony Melton (843)601-3464.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tommy Lee’s Farm Shed, 13797 Plowden Mill Rd, Alcolu, SC
Meal provided – Registration required by July 1.
Contact: Clarendon County Extension Office (803)435-8429.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Bean Market, 111 Henry Street, Lake City, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided. No registration required.
Contact: Tony Melton (843)601-3464 or Jacob Stokes (803)460-3971.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, 1355 East McIver Rd, Darlington, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided. No registration required.
Contact: Tony Melton (843)601-3464 or Jacob Stokes (803)460-3971 or Trish DeHond (843)858-0754.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dorchester FSA Office, 5809 W. Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George, SC
Drop-in only – no formal program/meal.
Contact: Rebecca Hellmuth (904)254-9795.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Horry Electric Cooperative, 2774 Cultra Rd., Conway, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided. No registration required.
Contact:  William Hardee (843)222-8701.

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10:00 am  – 12:00 pm
Moree’s River Lodge, 143 Kolb’s Tomb Rd (off US 15/US 401), Society Hill, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided. No registration required.
Contact: Trish DeHond (843)858-0754.

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, 3250 Saint Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided. No registration required.
Contact:   Jonathan Croft (803)534-6280 or Charles Davis (803)874-2354

Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 am  – 12:00 pm
Dillon Wellness Center, 1647 Commerce Drive, Dillon, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided. No registration required.
Contact: Justin Ballew (803)206-1538 or Trish DeHond (843)858-0754.

Friday, July 8, 2016, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Agribusiness Career Center – Pelion High School, 600 Lydia Dr., Pelion, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided.
Registration requested: Lexington County Extension office (803)359-8515 X111.

Monday, July 11, 2016, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
State Farmers Market – Phillips Market Center, 3483 Charleston Hwy, W. Columbia, SC
Registration Contact: Paige Robinson (803)734-2193

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garden Alley Restaurant, 313 S. Main St., Mullins, SC
Meal provided – Registration required
Contact:  William Hardee (843)222-8701.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
County Line Steak & Seafood Restaurant
9340 Bamberg Hwy. (US 601), Brunson, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided. No registration required.
Contact:  Joe Varn (803)245-2661

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Clemson University’s Edisto Research & Education Center, 64 Research Rd., Blackville, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided. No registration required.
Contact:  Joe Varn (803)245-2661

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
USDA Vegetable Lab, 2700 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC
Light refreshments/snacks provided. No registration required.
Contact:  Zack Snipes (843)730-5209

We appreciate the support of The South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture, South Carolina Farm Bureau, ArborOne Farm Credit and First Citizens Bank, and our other sponsors that will be recognized at the local meetings.

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