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- South Carolina Farm Bureau holds annual meeting
- Excellence in Agriculture Award
• The voting delegates re-elected two members of the SCFB Executive Committee. Allen Beer of Chester County was re-elected to another four-year term as vice-president of the Central District, and Doug Stewart of Laurens County was re-elected to another four-year term as director-at-large of the Piedmont District.
Excellence in Agriculture Award
• Jim and Nancy Ollis of Laurens County were named the winners of the SCFB Young Farmer and Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award. As a special grand prize, they received an E-Z-GO utility terrain vehicle, compliments of E-Z-GO, as well as a check for $500 compliments of the Dodge Division of Chrysler Motors. They will also receive an expense paid trip to Atlanta, to compete in the American Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Contest.
• Talent Contest winners included Katie Connelley of Orangeburg County (Junior 1); Anna-Banks Turberville of Calhoun County (Junior 2); Ellie Muckinfuss of Beaufort County (Senior I); and Jessica Edwards of Bamberg County (Senior 2).
• Georgetown, Marlboro, Williamsburg, Anderson, Greenville, Newberry, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Orangeburg, Fairfield, Laurens, Barnwell, and Kershaw County Farm Bureaus received County Performance Awards for their outstanding service-to-member programs.
• Seventeen County Farm Bureaus received special achievement awards for having the top Farm Bureau women's programs in the state during 2010. They included Anderson, Beaufort, Calhoun, Darlington, Dorchester, Edgefield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Hampton, Laurens, Lexington, Oconee, Orangeburg, Saluda, Sumter, and York.
• Dohonia Galloway of Darlington County received the 2010 Betty J. DeWitt Outstanding Educator Award. Galloway, a first grade teacher at Saint Johns Elementary in Darlington, received a $500 cash award compliments of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company in recognition of her efforts.
• The SCFB Women’s Leadership Committee raised $1,000 in contributions towards the Betty J. DeWitt college scholarship fund.