SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo
SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo welcomes Ronald L. (Ronnie) Summers as Director of the Expo. Summers an agriculture and agribusiness veteran and long-time ag supporter will be joining the SC AgriBiz team effective immediately.
Summers continues to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Palmetto Agribusiness Council (PABC) having assumed this role January 1, 2017 after retiring at the end of 2016 with over 35 years of service within the Farm Credit system. Summers also owns and operates Yella Dawg @ Work, LLC, a consulting/management firm. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Clemson University. His career with Farm Credit included roles ranging from loan officer to South Carolina Regional President, a role he held for 13 years.
“We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to work with Summers as a more intrinsic part of our organization,” said partner Jody A. Martin. “Besides the positive direct working relationship we’ve had with Summers, his background in all aspects of the agribusiness industry makes him the perfect person to further grow and develop the SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo vision.”
As Director, Summers will serve as the liaison with all Expo partners and lead the SC AgriBiz team. Jody Martin will serve as a partner going forward. The balance of the AgriBiz team remains committed to meeting the goals and objectives of the Expo.
Summers said, “SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo is an organization which includes a talented staff who fully embrace the agribusiness environment. It is a privilege to be asked to join this team and be a part of the continued success.”