Making it Grow Underwriters
Making It Grow! thanks our generous underwriters who help make the program possible.
Our mission is to promote and nurture the growth and development of South Carolina's agriculture industry and its related businesses while assuring the buying public of safety and security. Our shared vision is for the state economy to grow and prosper providing everyone, producers and consumers, opportunities to enjoy the fruits of agriculture.
Santee Cooper is South Carolina's state-owned electric and water utility, and the state's largest power producer, supplying electricity to more than 163,000 retail customers in Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry counties, as well as to 31 large industrial facilities, the cities of Bamberg and Georgetown, and the Charleston Air Force Base. Santee Cooper also generates the power distributed by the state's 20 electric cooperatives to more than 685,000 customers in all 46 counties. Approximately 2 million South Carolinians receive their power directly or indirectly from Santee Cooper. The utility also provides water to 137,000 consumers in Berkeley and Dorchester counties, and the town of Santee.
Electricity first began to flow across the land in the 1930s. However, the prospect of electric service in the rural areas didn’t look very bright. Electric utilities already energizing the cities showed no interest in lighting the countryside. From these humble beginnings, BEC has grown into a state-of-the-art electric utility serving over 64,000 members in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties with over 4,000 miles of line connecting them all together. This makes BEC the largest electric cooperative in South Carolina, and one of the top 20 in the nation.
FTC Diversified offers communication, information, entertainment, and security services in Bishopville, Kingstree, Lake City, Manning, Olanta, Summerton, and Sumter.
Families and businesses in these communities now have a choice when selecting who provides these valuable services.
A subsidiary of FTC (Farmers Telephone Cooperative), FTC Diversified offers competitively priced local telephone service, broadband, security systems and monitoring, video....all the products and services we need and enjoy in our busy lifestyles. We're a vital part of life in the communities we serve, and we’re proud to be growing with them!
McLeod Farms offers the sweetest seasonal strawberries, blackberries, peaches and vegetables available in the South. Our season begins in April with the biggest and sweetest strawberries. Be sure to join us for our annual Strawberry Festival. Our peach season begins in early June, and our delicious South Carolina peaches and blackberries start filling the shelves. Be sure to join us for our annual Peach Festival in July. Our peach baskets can be purchased locally from our roadside market. If you can’t stop by, we ship peaches!!! We start shipping our peaches around the end of June through August.
From the very beginning, our focus has been attention to detail, professionalism, and superior customer service in all that we do. We are a full service landscape design/build and management company, offering landscape design and installation, irrigation, hardscapes, water features, creative landscape lighting, and commercial grounds management
International Paper is a global leader in the paper and packaging industry and supplies a wide range of products that people rely on every day. The company produces uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging. Through xpedx, its North American distribution business, the company also offers printing, packaging, graphic arts, maintenance and industrial products.