Edgefield County Young Farmer Association
Welcome

The Edgefield County Young Farmers is a group committed to education and promotion of environmentally appropriate production, marketing, and processing of food, feed and fiber. Our adult education in agriculture program provides individual and group organized instruction to agriculturists and consumer public in the local community. Specifically, the program is designed to assist those in production, agriculture, and agribusiness to become successfully established or to improve their current agricultural status. Also, an educational focus is to improve understanding and communication between the consumer public and the agricultural community regarding common concerns and issues.


"A Young Farmer is Anyone Willing to Learn"



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Edgefield County Young Farmer
Calendar of Events
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  • Thursday November 29, 2012 - Edgefield Young Farmer's Meeting
  (7:30 p.m)
  • Thursday January 31, 2013 - Edgefield Young Farmer's Meeting
  (7:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday February 28, 2013 - Edgefield Young Farmer's Meeting
  (7:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday September 27, 2013 - Edgefield Young Farmer's Meeting
  (7:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday March 28, 2013 - Edgefield Young Farmer's Meeting
  (7:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday April 25, 2013 - Edgefield Young Farmer's Meeting
  (7:30 p.m.)

Edgefield County Young Farmer
Resources
Wilhelm Given Edgefield County Young Farmer Scholarship

Each year an outstanding FFA senior is selected to receive the Edgefield County Young Farmer Scholarship. This student must show excellence in agricultural work experience, academics, leadership and community service. The 2012 Young Farmer Scholarship recipient is Andrew Wilhelm.

Andrew has been extremely involved in the FFA, especially the Forestry field and plans to attend Piedmont Tech. in Diversified Agriculture this fall.



Edgefield County Young Farmers Association Elects New Executive Committee

Jesse Harris of Johnston was named the new president of the Edgefield County Young Farmers Association at their monthly meeting held in the agricultural education building at Strom Thurmond Career Center. 

Other officers elected to the executive committee were Michael Steele of Ridge Spring; vice president and Christopher Derrick of Johnston; secretary – treasurer. 

Darla Steele and Jeremy Brooks, agricultural education instructors at Strom Thurmond Career Center, serve as advisors to the Edgefield County Young Farmer Association which meets on a monthly basis.

The Edgefield Young Farmer Association is the primary component of continuing agricultural education for adults under the leadership of the local agricultural education program.  The Edgefield Association is also an affiliate of the South Carolina Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association which is among the outstanding programs in the nation and has one of the largest memberships in the National Young Farmer Organization.