Highlights of SCPF
  • Hosts annual educational conference for all members
  • Publishes a quarterly newsmagazine, Palmetto Poultry Life
  • Sponsors a State Egg to the White House
  • Provides complimentary subscriptions of Poultry Times to grower members
  • Works with State and Federal agencies on behalf of members requesting assistance
  • Works directly with National Poultry Organizations in coordinating promotional activities and legislative issues
  • Developed a legislative network amount S.C. growers and integrators to deal with issues of concern
  • Serves as the nucleus for the operation of the state’s National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), which works to ensure that quality nutrition and food safety are never compromised.
  • Sponsor of Poultry 4-H Program
  • Developed a preferred provider program for members that includes property insurance, health insurance and discount telephone service
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among the poultry and egg company members regarding topics relating to the human resource field
  • Member Services Committee consisting of growers and allied industry to address issues related to industry needs.
  • Worked to convince the SC Department of Revenue that shavings are a part of a poultry house in that they are used as flooring. The Department of Revenue had issued an informal opinion to charge sales tax on shavings; and also under the Statue of Limitations, they were going to charge back taxes for the past three years, including fines and penalties. This assessment would have been the responsibility of the growers. It is our estimate that several million dollars were saved by our efforts.
  • Host the annual Albin S. Johnson “Birdies for the Birds” golf tournament. This funded the Wiley Boone Aviary at Clemson and other projects as needed.
  • Saved money for integrators by working with State Transport Police to clarify laws regarding farm tags on feed trucks.