Saluda Young Farmer Recongized at State Level

Isle of Palms, SC (January 31, 2018)….The Saluda County Young Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter was well represented at the 70th annual convention held January 19-21 at the Wild Dunes Resort.

During this event, Gerald Cromer was presented the Young Farmer & Agribusiness Award for the Mid-State Region and the State. This is one of the highest awards available to a state member, and the first time since 2000 that a Saluda member has received the award. Gerald has successfully owned and managed Cromer Trucking for 25 years. He recently turned the operation over to his son, Joey.

Reggie Padgett was the State winner for the categories of Swine Production and Energy Efficiency. Reggie is employed by Hickory Hill Milk, but manages a small swine herd on the side.


Left to Right: Jeremy, Gerald, and Pam Cromer


Left to Right: Reggie, Maddie, and Daphine Padgett

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