COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- There's a lot going on at the South Carolina State Fair this year, including opportunities to learn about agriculture.
Throughout the fair, the state Department of Agriculture is offering chances to learn about commodities including cotton, soybeans, peaches and peanuts. There is also information on the state's equine, pork and beef industries.
There's also a Fresh on the Menu cooking demonstration area to see how Certified SC Grown produce can be incorporated into everyday meals. On Thursday, University of South Carolina First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides will be on hand to prepare a recipe.
Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers is also scheduled to be available to answer questions about farming in South Carolina.