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Young Farmers and Agribusiness

posted Apr 15, 2015, 10:33 AM by randy.powell@clarendon3.org   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 10:33 AM by Tim Timmons ]
 

The East Clarendon High School Young Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter, located in Turbeville, SC, took a record number of awards at the state conference, which was held in Myrtle Beach, SC.

East Clarendon Young Farmer member, Dan Gause, was recognized as the Outstanding Young Farmer in the Pee Dee Region. He received a plaque and a cash award from AgSouth Farm Credit who sponsors the recognition program. He was also the State Winner for Non-Irrigated Corn and Soybean production and received an engraved plaque and cash award sponsored by Pioneer Seed.  Dan also won the State Farm Shop Award and received an engraved plaque and a cash award sponsored by Agri-Supply.  He operates a 2500 acre farm in the Camp Branch community.  He has one five year old son, Daniel, who looks to be following in his father’s footsteps.

Ashley Altman was named the Pee Dee Region Outstanding Agri-business Person of the Year.  Ashley works for Arbor One Farm Credit where he serves six counties in the Pee Dee area.  He assist farmers develop a crop insurance portfolio that meets their individual needs.  Ashley lives in Johnsonville along with his wife, Melissia and two daughters, Lillian and Madeline.

Bert Beasley was named South Carolina’s Young Farmer Advisor of the Year. This award is sponsored by Country Meats, A French Tradition, and the SCYFAA. Bert has taught agricultural education at East Clarendon High School for 6 years.  He lives in Lydia, SC with his wife, Heather and two daughters Ava and Emma.

The East Clarendon Young Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter was recognized as the Outstanding Chapter for the Pee Dee Region. This award is sponsored by Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance.

The East Clarendon Young Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter is honored to be among the outstanding adult agricultural education programs in our state. The East Clarendon chapter has a long-standing tradition of offering an excellent adult education program for those interested in agriculture and the related industries surrounding it. The East Clarendon chapter meets monthly and encourages anyone who is interested in joining to call Bert Beasley at (843)-621-2499 for more information.

 

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