McSwain named V-P farmer group

COLUMBIA – Tim McSwain of Blythewood and president of the Blackstock Community Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter, was re-elected State Region Two Vice President of the South Carolina Farmer and Agribusiness Association at its recent annual conference in Myrtle Beach.

McSwain, who retired from Wells Fargo Bank in the Information Technology division, is now a tree farmer in the Blackstock Community. Additionally, he serves as the appointed commissioner for Region Two of the Richland County Conservation Commission, representing the Blythewood area.

The Farmer and Agribusiness chapter at the local level is the primary adult component of Agricultural Education departments in high schools throughout the state. The State Farmer and Agribusiness Association is staffed by Clemson University Agricultural Education administrators.

Kip Beam, Agri-Science and Technology instructor at Blythewood High School, serves as director of educational services for the Blackstock Community Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter.