OCtech Agriculture Students Receive Scholarships from Orangeburg Area Cattlemen’s Association
Four Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College agriculture students received $500 scholarships from the Orangeburg Area Cattlemen’s Association on Thursday, Dec. 3, during a dinner meeting at Tri-County Electric Co-op in St. Matthews. This is the fourth year that the group has awarded scholarships to area students studying agriculture. Pictured are, from left, OACA President-elect Larry Elmore; Chafford Toole, OCtech Presidential Scholar, Associate in Science – Agriculture Education; Lillian Taylor Dukes, Associate in Science – Soils and Sustainable Crops; Christopher Thomas, Associate in Science – Soils and Sustainable Crops; Cameron Felsher, Certificate – Sustainable Agriculture; OCtech Agriculture Program Coordinator Melissa Plummer and outgoing OACA President Marvin Zeigler. The OACA is comprised of members from Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg, Lexington, Dorchester and other surrounding counties. Membership is open to cattle producers and those interested in the industry. For more information or to join the OACA, call Elmore at 803-874-3316.