The mission of the SC Specialty Crop Growers Association is to support promotional, research, and educational efforts for improving the marketing and quality of production of fresh fruit, vegetable, and specialty crops grown in South Carolina.

Our members are growers and others involved in the produce and specialty crop business in South Carolina. We work with all grower groups, government agencies, public universities, elected officials, and other public and private organizations or businesses to promote the best interest of fresh fruit, vegetable and specialty crops in South Carolina from production to consumption.

Mr. Charles Wingard – President
Mr. Clint Boyd – Vice President
Ms. Weatherly Thomas – Secretary
Mr. David Richburg – Treasurer
Mr. Billy Ledford
Mr. Ron Robison
Mr. David Anderson
Ms. Emily M. Joyce – Executive Director

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Advocacy Efforts

Our voice is influential local, state and federal legislation on matters affecting our industry. Our support helped influence legislation such as the Farm Bill, Farm Aid, water resource issues and labor regulations.

Classes


Food safety experts provide classes from Clemson University Department of Food Science, Clemson Extension Service, SCDHEC, SC Farm Bureau and more.


Mini-Grants

The SCSCGA offers mini-grants to its members for various projects including on-farm production, marketing, transportation and management. To apply, the producer must be a member of SCSCGA.

Education

The Association offers education for members through regional conferences, regional food safety workshops and regional grower meetings.

Resources

Our extensive list of resources is available to all members to aid in any need that arises. Some of our partners have joined together to offer our members special discounts and deals. Together, we are collaborating to improve the way we live and work through agriculture.

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