Washington, D.C.— Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) today announced he will hold a Seventh District Agriculture Tour on Friday, April 11, 2014.  He will have two special guests accompany him on the tour to provide our farmers with an opportunity to discuss state and federal agriculture issues: Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11), member of the House Committee on Agriculture, and  South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers.  

“Agriculture is a leading industry in our district.  I look forward to thanking our farmers and listening to their concerns and needs during these hands-on meetings,” said Congressman Rice.  “Our farmers work tirelessly to provide our community with a reliable and safe food source.  This is not an easy task and one we must not take for granted.  I am committed to working with the agriculture industry to find ways we can ensure the industry is sustainable and prosperous for years to come.”

7th District Agriculture Tour, Friday, April 11, 2014

9:00 AM- 9:30 AM         Johnny Shelley Farm   7226 Highway 917, Nichols, SC 29526                   

10:15 AM- 10:45 AM     Dillon Tractor & Implement Co Inc., 1417 Highway 301 S., Dillon, SC 29536   ** event open to the public **        

11:15 AM- 12:45 PM      Clemson University Pee Dee Research Education, 2200 Pocket Rd., Florence, SC 29506   

3:45 PM- 4:30 PM         Sparrow & Kennedy Tractor Co. Inc., 4328 Alligator Rd., Timmonsville, SC 29161 **event open to the public **

All events are subject to scheduling changes.  For more information, please contact Rodney Berry in the Pee Dee Regional Office at 843-679-9781.