Senior Agribusiness Extension Agent
Director, South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program
Agribusiness Program Team, Chester County Cooperative Extension Office, Lancaster County Cooperative Extension Office, York County Cooperative Extension Office
Office: 120 N. Congress Street, York, SC 29745
MCRP City and Regional Planning
Clemson University 2006
B.S. Agricultural and Applied Economics
Clemson University 2004
South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program
Ben Boyles has worked collaboratively to develop and implement programs aimed at strengthening South Carolina's agricultural economy and rural communities since 2007.
Ben is the founder of the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour and Co-founder and current Board Member of the Catawba Farm and Food Coalition, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting all facets of the food system of Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, and York Counties.
In 2019 Ben was named Director of Clemson Extension’s South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program where he will work across the Extension system and beyond to enable new and beginning farmers to be successful, productive, and innovative members of their local agricultural community.