CAYCE – Bowman farmer Lawrence Landrum “Landy” Weathers was inducted into the South Carolina Dairy Hall of Fame on Nov. 20 at the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation headquarters.
Weathers is the third member of his family to be inducted into the Dairy Hall of Fame. He was preceded by his father, Lawrence Weathers in 1990, and his brother, Hugh Weathers (S.C. commissioner of agriculture) in 2011. The hall of fame is located on the campus of Clemson University within Poole Hall, commonly known as the Plant and Animal Science Building.
Landy Weathers was born in Bowman and educated at Bowman High School. He attended Clemson University and received a bachelor of science in agronomy in 1972. He is married to Susan Bedell Weathers of Cheraw and has two children, Merrill and Landrum. He is partner and co-owner of Weathers Farms Inc., Weathers Trucking Inc. and Circle W Farms.
Weathers is in his 18th year of service on the SCFB Executive Committee and he serves on a number of other agricultural and Clemson University-affiliated organizations.
The Dairy Hall of Fame originated in 1966 and was established to honor dairy producers, processors, dairy extension and educators along with related agri-business professionals for outstanding contributions to the support and advancement of the dairy industry within South Carolina and nation. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Hall of Fame Committee, Clemson University and the S.C. Farm Bureau.
Weathers was joined by his family and invited guests, including SCFB President David Winkles and Director of the Clemson University Livestock and Poultry Health programs for Clemson University Dr. Boyd Parr.
Speaking on behalf of Weathers and highlighting his accomplishments were Hugh Weathers and Frank Flowers, a retired dairy farmer from Darlington County and a 1999 inductee into the Hall of Fame.