SC Poultry Federation Holds Its Annual Meeting at Wild Dunes

Almost 250 attendees participated in the SC Poultry Federation Annual Banquet that was held July 14 at the Wild Dunes. In addition to enjoying an exquisite dinner of chorizo & herb stuffing turkey roulade, attendees also played casino games and bingo. The true highlight of the evening, however, was the awards ceremony where the following individuals were recognized: Jeff Bradley as Representative of the Year, Wes Climer as Senator of the Year, Tony Johnson of Amick Farms as Grower of the Year, SC Department of Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers for Lifetime Achievement, and Gary Spires of the Farm Bureau for Outstanding Service. 

State Senator Wes Climer chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee and addresses the SC Poultry Annual Banquet attendees. He received the Senator Of The Year Award

Grower Of The Year


SC Poultry Federation Chair Chad Starnes of Circle-S-Ranch recognizes Tony Johnson of Amick Farms as Grower of the Year.

Farm Bureau Executive Director Gary Spires, who received the Outstanding Service Award, is surrounded by his family, who were present to witness this occasion.

South Carolina Legislators addressed SC Poultry Federation attendees about important legislation and responded to questions. From left to right: Representative Russell Ott, Senator Danny Verdin, Senator Josh Kimbrell, Senator Wes Climer, and Representative Jeff Bradley.

Leadershi´╗┐p Team

The 2023 SC Poultry Federation Leadership team includes back row (left to right): Zach Prestage of Prestage Farms, Tony Barwick of Palmetto Pidgeon, David Rush of House of Raeford, Robert Saverance of Egg & I, JD Lake of SC Pet Food Solutions, LLC and Dr. Dave Wicker of Fieldale Farms. Front row (left to right: Ben Cassidy of Aviagen, Chad Starnes of Circle S Ranch and Daniel Beckman of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.