South Carolina Fertilizer and Agriculture Association

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 News

The 14th Annual SC Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association and SC Seedsmen’s Association Convention
was held
July 10 - 12, 2014 at the Marrriot, Hilton Head, SC

Thank you to the Sponsors of our 2014 Convention

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SCFAA Summer Convention

14th Annual Summer Convention
SC Fertilizer and Agrichemicals Association  

SC Seedsmen’s Association
  July 10 - July 12
  Hilton Head Marriott Resort
 
The 2014 convention is going to be held July 10 - 12 at the Hilton Head Island Marriott Resort, Hilton Head, SC.  An informative, enjoyable, and relaxing convention is being planned for the whole family. 
The On Target Application Academy (OTAA), sponsored by BASF, will be held Friday 1 – 2:30 pm.  OTAA is a unique educational experience providing growers, custom applicators and retailers hands-on training of today’s herbicide application best practices. Attendees walk away from the program with a deeper understanding of new application technologies, plant biology and advancements in new product chemistries to help them achieve the most effective and sustainable weed control possible – as well as help mitigate spray drift.

Topics covered by the OTAA training include:  nozzle technology, calibration and nozzle selection, drop size selection, strategies to reduce drift, application best practices.  Since 2012, the OTAA has trained more than 4,000 participants in 21 states. For more information on the program, visit www.otaa.basf.us.  If you would like to attend, please contact:  Kelly Liberator, BASF Technical Service Rep, 919-827-3402, kelly.liberator@basf.comPesticide and CCA continuing education credits available for this session.

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Certified Crop Advisor Award

2013 Certified Crop Advisor of the Year Award Winner:
Denman Isgett
Sponsored By: South Carolina Fertilizer Agrichemicals Association & South Carolina Crop Advisors

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SCFAA Scholarship Program Winners

The 2014 Scholarship Recipients are Trent Rushton, Salley, SC and Drake Kinley, Anderson, SC.  Trent is a freshman at Piedmont Technical College majoring in Agricultural Education.  Drake is a junior at Clemson University majoring in Agricultural Mechanization and Business. Both will receive a one-time $2,000.00 scholarship. Congratulations to both! Also, we would like to thank the other applicants who applied.

The Hilton Rogers Scholarship ($2000) was awarded by the South Carolina Fertilizer and Agrichemicals Association to Josh Yeargin, Pendleton High School, at the state FAA Convention June 5, 2013.  Josh is attending Clemson University majoring in Soil & Sustainable Crop Systems.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a freshman FAA student attending Clemson University, majoring in agriculture and planning to pursue a career in agriculture.


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For More Information Contact: Mike Watkins, Executive Director, SCFAA

P. O. Box 1316 Pendleton, SC 29670
Business Phone: 864-650-5306
Email: scfaa@bellsouth.net