South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture's Plant it Forward program recently received a financial boost in the form of a $5,000 donation from First Citizens Bank.
The donation will be used by Plant it Forward to assist farmers with seed costs, as well as to cover hay losses that resulted from last October's torrential rains and subsequent flooding in South Carolina, which caused $600 million statewide in agricultural losses.
“On behalf of South Carolina farmers, I cannot thank First Citizens Bank enough for their generous donation to Plant it Forward SC," South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers said. "First Citizens has a longstanding tradition of service to South Carolinians and this further illustrates their commitment to serving the people of our state, particularly the farmers still trying to recover from the flood.”
First Citizens Bank's manager of agricultural business Chris Bradham said supporting Plant it Forward was an honor for the bank.
“Agriculture is a vital part of the communities we serve throughout South Carolina, and many of these communities would not survive without farmers," he said. "At First Citizens, we are committed to the success of our farm clients and the rural communities that rely on them.”
More information on Plant it Forward SC is available at www.plantitforwardsc.org.
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