farm bureau conference 2019

Hemingway teens, Matthew Moore and Justin Williams, were among 17 rising high school juniors and seniors from across South Carolina to participate in the SC Farm Bureau Leadership Conference.

Two Georgetown County teens joined 15 other youth from across the state to participate in the 2019 South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s Leadership Conference in Aiken, SC.

Matthew Moore and Justin Williams, both of Hemingway, attended the conference at Camp Long June 23-27 where they gained valuable leadership skills and a better understanding of local agriculture. Industry professionals provided information on leadership, team building and goal setting.

The conference operates on a two-year curriculum. This year was focused on marketing agricultural commodities in South Carolina. The next year will focus more on government relations and agricultural advocacy. Participants not only build leadership skills and gain knowledge but also meet people with shared passions and expand their professional network.

Harry Ott, SCFB President, said South Carolina’s agricultural industry is vital to the state’s economy and engaging youth with a passion for agriculture helps to ensure future success.

SCFB is a grassroots, non-profit organization that was founded in 1944. For more information visit