November 10, 2010 - Fed Support for Ag

"Making a Federal Case for Agriculture"

Originally aired on RFD-TV Network November 10, 2010

In this episode, Farm Bureau's Voices of Agriculture host Reggie Hall spends time in our studio talking with directors of three United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies in South Carolina to find out just what their agencies have to offer farmers and private landowners.  You may be surprised about the vast array of services they have to offer (for free!).

It's not your father's mess hall!  We take a trip to one of 13 kitchens in the nation's largest Army training facility-Ft. Jackson in Columbia for our Carolina Cooking segment.  There we talk about the attention the Army has placed on nutrition and about their move from Kitchen Patrol, or KP.

Our Palmetto Portrait aired around Veteran's Day, so to commemorate that time we dedicated the segment to our brave men and women that have, or currently are, serving our country by showing a variety of memorials.

For more information, you can find the links below:

South Carolina Farm Service Agency
Laurie C. Lawson
1927 Strom Thurmond Mall, Suite 100 Columbia, SC
(803) 806-3830
www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA


USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
Eddie Wells
1835 Assembly Street Room 1008 Columbia, SC
(803) 765-5333 or (800) 424-9406
www.nass.usda.gov


NRCS South Carolina State Conservationist
Ann English
1835 Assembly Street Room 950 Columbia, SC
(803) 253-3935
www.sc.nrcs.usda.gov


Fort Jackson Dining Facility
Francisco Cruz
Building 4270
Johnson Food Services, LLC
Ft. Jackson, SC 29207
(803) 751-5991
www.army.mil/info/organization/jackson