Saturday, June 20, 2009

Local Foods Campaign in South Carolina

We have been delighted to hear from Beth Crocker, General Counsel to the Department of Agriculture in South Carolina, and an alumnus of the LL.M. Program. Beth has been keeping us informed about the very successful local food movement that the SC Department of Agriculture is fostering - they offer South Carolina (SC) certified labeling and are sponsoring the Palmettovore campaign. South Carolina is the "Palmetto State" and Palmetovores is a take-off on locavores to apply to those who seek to eat SC produced and processed foods. One of the most entertaining aspects of their campaign are the SC fruit rallies and accompanying videos. I encourage you to check out their website and the wonderful video they produced. It is one of the best done and entertaining campaigns I have seen. I love Tom Tomato. Beth, can you get me an autographed photo? The campaign is fun, and the message is great. And, their efforts were recently showcased in an informative television special on South Carolina Public Television, Farming in South Carolina. Great work, Beth.

Twitter Comes to the Aglawllm Blog

Our adventure with new technology and social media continues. My apologies for not posting more often this summer. The rush of graduation activities (including thesis editing), preparing for the incoming class, and work on summer writing projects has left little time to spare. I have been posting updates to our aglawllm Twitter account, however, and thanks to the suggestion of Dean Jim Chen, Cardinal Lawyer blogger and J.C. Redbird Tweater extraordinaire, learned that I can link our twitter feed to this blog. You should see it immediately to the right of this post. One way or another, we are determined to keep everyone that is interested well informed about our work! Feel free to subscribe to this blog and/or to join us on Twitter.