Clark Burrows and Karen Baxley
BURROWS NAMED OUTSTANDING FARMER IN SC
COLUMBIA, SC…F. Clark Burrows, a prominent Sumter County farmer and agricultural leader, has been named the Outstanding Farmer in South Carolina by the SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association, according to John W. Parris, state director of public affairs with the organization.
Burrows farms in partnership with his brothers, Sammy and Rey, who together own and operate Triple C Farms, a 2000 acre operation at Burrows Crossroads, where they produce corn, cotton, peanuts, soybeans and wheat.
A charter member of the Hillcrest-Dalzell Young Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter, Burrows has served as president of the local chapter and the SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association.
He has previously been recognized as the Outstanding Young Farmer in the nation by the National Young Farmer Education Association and the Outstanding Young Farmerand Agribusiness Chapter President in the Pee Dee region. He has received a number of state champion awards in cotton, wheat and peanut production.
The father of two children, Alex and Jeanna Anne, Burrows is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. An avid sportsman, he is a member of Quail Unlimited, Dove Hunter Unlimited, the SC Waterfowl Association and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He is also involved in a Quality Deer Management Program.
The prestigious award was presented by Karen Baxley of Rock Hill, an official with AgSouth Farm Credit, sponsor of the recognition program in concert with the Pee Dee Farm Credit Association.
Burrows’ Young Farmer and Agribusiness Advisors are John Weathers, Aaron Miles and Jillian Drawdy, Agricultural Educators in Sumter County.
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