The South Carolina Fertilizer and Agrichemicals Association promotes, fosters, and encourages, through education, the proper, correct and safe use of pesticides, plant foods and other related agricultural products
SCFAA 2016 Scholarship Program Winners
2016 Scholarship Recipients are: Quincy Gordon, Brunson, SC and Desirae Kissell, Marietta, SC. Desirae is an Agronomy major at Clemson University. Quincy is a Forestry Management major at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Both will receive a one-time $3,000.00 scholarship. Congratulations to both! Also, we would like to thank the other applicants who applied.
Information and application forms for our 2017 scholarships will be available in mid-January.
District Court Halts EPA CWA Rule, Highlighting Fight Over Lawsuit Venue
A federal district court has granted a request from 12 states to immediately block EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing their Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule on its planned effective date of Aug. 28, highlighting a fight over whether federal district courts or appellate courts should hear suits over the rule. [More Information]
Syngenta Response to EPA’s report on Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production Talking Points
EPA announced it will open a comment period on the agency’s initial assessment of the benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatment for insect control in soybeans. We believe EPA’s initial assessment will be complete and accurate once it considers all necessary data. The agency’s public comment period will allow the opportunity to add information to fill in gaps in understanding.
When we read statements from environmental groups about bees, and then what scientists say, the differences about the risks to the future of life on Earth are dramatic. Activists predict a “Beepocalypse” which can be only be forestalled by sending young, urban fundraisers money to pay lawyers, while scientists continue to frantically search for evidence of a bee decline.
But wait, is there a decline?
‘GMO-Free’ – A Class Action Law Suit Has Been Filed
A class action law suit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. on behalf of all California consumers who purchased food products from Chipotle from April 27, 2015 to the present... Fien, September 1, 2015 [More Information]
Promote, foster and encourage through education the proper, correct, and safe use of agricultural chemicals.
Further the interest of agrichemicals and the consuming public as related to fertilizer and agrichemicals.
Advise, assist, and cooperate with legislative and regulatory bodies and administrative agencies in procuring progressive legislation and regulations relating to pesticides, plant foods, and other related agricultural products.
Stimulate training and education of members to better serve the consuming public.
The South Carolina Fertilizer and Agrichemicals Association offers three scholarships annually. One to junior or senior student majoring in agriculture attending Clemson University and one scholarship to a student attending one of our other state colleges. Also, a scholarship to a freshman FAA student attending Clemson University, majoring in agriculture and planning to pursue a career in agriculture. Please review the information below. If you know of a student that may be interested, please share the attached application with them.
The South Carolina Fertilizer and Agrichemicals Association is offering a $3,000.00 scholarship to a student majoring in agriculture and planning to pursue a career in agriculture. This one time scholarship will be awarded in December 2016 to a student enrolled at a South Carolina college (other than Clemson University).
The South Carolina Fertilizer and Agrichemicals Association is also offering a $3,000.00 scholarship to a Junior or Senior student attending Clemson University, majoring in agriculture and planning to pursue a career in agriculture. This one time scholarship will be awarded in December 2016.
The Hilton Rogers Scholarship ($3000) is awarded annually by the association to a freshman FAA student attending Clemson University, majoring in agriculture and planning to pursue a career in agriculture. Students interested in applying should contact their local FFA teacher for more information. Applications may be found by visiting www.scaged.org.
SCFAA Scholarship Program Winners
2015 Scholarship Recipients are: Cameron Padgett, Leesville, SC and Hunter Williamson, Myrtle Beach, SC. Cameron is an Agricultural Education major at Clemson University. Hunter is a Wildlife Management major at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Both received a one-time $2,000.00 scholarship. Congratulations to both! Also, we would like to thank the other applicants who applied.
The 2015 Hilton Rogers Scholarship ($2000) was awarded by the South Carolina Fertilizer and Agrichemicals Association to Candance Clinkscales, Belton-Honea Path High School, at the state FAA Convention June 2015.
SCFAA Annual Convention
The 16th Annual SC Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association and SC Seedsmen’s Association Convention
will be held
July 21 - 23, 2016 at the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC.