Nearly 5 million acres in the Palmetto State are dedicated to farming. That’s almost 25% of our state being used by more than 26,000 farmers to provide food and other resources for you and your family everyday.
Did you know that there are 3,500 things made from corn like medicines, tires, beer, and toothpaste? What’s your favorite?
Cotton is used to produce so much more than clothes! As you see below, this crop is used to make newspapers, towels, band-aids, camping tents, crayons, and believe it or not – fireworks!
Soybeans aren’t just for eating. They are used to make crayons, baby formula, and so much more!
Did you know there are 7,232 cattle farms in South Carolina?
South Carolina’s forestry industry generates $17 billion to our state’s economy each year!
Did you know that the largest ginkgo farm in the world is right here in South Carolina? Garnay, Inc in Sumter was established in 1982, and plants more than 12 million ginkgo trees.
The Charleston Tea Plantation in Wadmalaw produces 320 varieties of tea from 120 acres. Next time you visit the grocery store, look for this tea with Bigelow on the box.
The first indigo plant was planted in 1671 by Moses Lindo, a Portuguese Jewish man who fled the Inquisition. It was chosen as the official Color of the State in 2008.