South Carolina Farm Bureau Elevator Breaks Ground for Agricultural Growth

Today marks a significant milestone for regional agriculture as the South Carolina Farm Bureau Grain Elevator commences a multimillion-dollar expansion, nearly doubling its grain storage capacity and adding new office and warehouse space.

Attended by key figures including SC Farm Bureau President Harry Ott, SC Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, and local officials like The Honorable Mike Gambrell and The Honorable Jay West, the groundbreaking ceremony is set for Friday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. Located at 1306 Whitehall Rd., Anderson, the expansion addresses the growing demands of area farmers, supported by funding from the Growing Agribusiness fund administered by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

This event not only symbolizes progress but also honors Anderson County’s agricultural heritage, dating back over 175 years, showcasing its evolution into a regional agricultural hub. With Anderson County’s agricultural sales reaching $84.3 million in 2022, highlighted by a 12% increase from 2017 and a diverse range of agricultural products, including crops and livestock, the significance of this expansion cannot be overstated.

As Anderson County Council Chair Tommy Dunn emphasizes, today’s groundbreaking reflects a commitment to serving growers and ensuring national food security, underscoring the vital role of agriculture in our community’s past, present, and future.