Farming is not an easy job. It takes a lot of hard work, has a lot of responsibility, and there is no guarantee that you will get rich in the industry - or even make any decent money at all. However, there are select individuals that farm for the love of it, and are making a big difference in their communities. Well, one SC woman was just given her "flowers" for all of her hard work in the farm industry and received one of the most prestigious awards for an SC farmer! In this article, we will see what organization gave the award to the SC woman, as well as get to know more about the SC woman who received the award!
The South Carolina Black Farmers Coalition held its annual conference from March 10 - March 12 on St. Helena Island. According to their website, SCBFC "provides support & community through coalition meetings and conferences, farm business resources and training, needs assessments, social media support, and sustainability strategies". At the conference, the organization awarded an SC woman one of the most prestigious awards in the state, "SC Woman Farmer of the Year". The woman who received the award is, Bonita Clemons!
Clemons, an SC native, and graduate of Benedict College said in an interview with garden-and-health.com that she is not an "indoor kind of girl", and from the time that she was a little girl that she knew she wanted to be a "health teacher" and teach people about health and wellness. Clemons is the founder of "FarmaSis", a company that is focused on promoting self-care and empowering women through farming, according to her social media page.
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