It is the mission of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture to promote and nurture the growth and development of South Carolina's agriculture industry and its related businesses while assuring the safety and security of the buying public.
P.O. Box 11280
Columbia, SC 29211
1200 Senate Street
Wade Hampton Bldg., 5th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
Hon. Hugh Weathers, Commissioner
Fax (803) 734-2192
Clint Leach, Assistant Commissioner
Fax (803) 201-4874
Katherine Rees, Marketing Development Coordinator
Loren Lindler, Marketing Specialist, Specialty Foods
Job Responsibilities: Develops programs to promote South Carolina manufactured forest products. Assists in developing markets for timber and non-timber forest products, such as lumber, wood panels, furniture, pine straw, forest tree seedlings, and medicinal-edible-decorative forest plants. Develops funding mechanisms, including grant applications, to support program activities. Attends domestic and international trade shows to promote South Carolina forest products. Develops marketing brochures and forest product export reports. Communicates trade leads to in-state forest product companies. Stays abreast of international trade laws and regulations. Represents the agency and forest products on export-related committees such as the South Carolina International Trade Association, and the District Export Council. Hosts or participates with technical industry workshops/conferences related to marketing and international export. Assists with special studies and other associated duties in support of the agency's mission and strategic plan.
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