Jennie Peze’, Executive Director, Pee Dee Land Trust

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:48 AM by Jody Martin

Mr. Martin has a powerful combination of three important elements that have made him an invaluable resource to us and to many others. He has very widespread contacts in the agriculture productions and agribusiness areas and can draw the links among the various partners. He has a long personal history in agriculture, which has helped him establish substantive rapport with both the growers and the buyers. His knowledge spans well beyond traditional commodities agriculture to include specialty producers, value-added producers, and more. He has what I consider “the right attitude” and overall goal for betterment of the rural economy and a fair deal for all. These three elements working together make Mr. Martin an effective communicator and excellent deal maker.

Jennie (Williamson) Peze’, Executive Director
Pee Dee Land Trust

James C. Irvin, Owner, Firefly Distilleries/Irvin House Vineyards

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:46 AM by Jody Martin

I have enjoyed working with Jody over the years… I am the treasurer of Carolina Agri-Solutions Growers Association “CASGA” and Jody is the Executive Director… Jody has been an incredible member and has outdone himself every year planning, hosting, facilitating and moderating the RAIN Conference… I would highly recommend Jody to help anyone wade through all of the hurdles encountered in dealing with the different agencies and groups. He will help you get the where you need to be without a headache.

James C. Irvin, Owner
Firefly Distilleries/Irvin House Vineyards
CASGA Treasurer

Marshall Martin, Jr., Executive Dir., Barnwell Cty. Economic Development Commission

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:43 AM by Jody Martin

I would recommend Mr. Martin as someone who understands the economic potential of South Carolina’s agribusiness and has the qualifications to develop and implement strategies that will bring value to this economy, by creating jobs and expanding economic growth of our rural communities.

Marshall Martin, Jr., Executive Director
Barnwell County Economic Development Commission

Rodney Berry, Executive Director, Marion Cty. Economic Development Commission

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:39 AM by Jody Martin

Your initiative breathes optimism in all of our rural communities because agribusiness represents a market we can excel in. Because of your continual presence in Pee Dee meetings pushing the agribusiness agenda, many farmers, entrepreneurs and individuals are attempting related ventures here in Marion County.

Rodney Berry, Executive Director
Marion County Economic Development Commission

Cullen Bryant, Owner, Bryant Farms

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:37 AM by Jody Martin   [ updated Aug 29, 2011, 9:47 PM ]

Mr. Martin’s commitment to agribusiness development is very evident in his aggressive approach to helping develop agribusiness. He would be a very valuable asset to any organization.

Cullen Bryant, Owner
Bryant Farms
 / State Director, S.C. Farm Bureau

Jeff McKay, Executive Director, North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA)

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:36 AM by Jody Martin

Mr. Martin’s vast knowledge of contacts in the agricultural field revealed some valuable information on our local agricultural economy. His knowledge of the agribusiness industry and the region was invaluable in this project (NESA Agribusiness Initiative). We enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Mr. Martin and I would urge anyone looking to gain more knowledge of the state and regional agricultural industry to use Mr. Martin as a resource.

Jeff McKay, Executive Director
North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA)

Edgar Woods, CEO, Palmetto Grain Brokerage

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:35 AM by Jody Martin   [ updated Aug 29, 2011, 9:48 PM ]

I believe Jody Martin can and will create many benefits in South Carolina agriculture.

Edgar Woods, CEO
Palmetto Grain Brokerage
Past Chairman, PABC

Sylvia Gowdy, President, Gowdy’s Insurance Agency

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:32 AM by Jody Martin   [ updated Aug 29, 2011, 9:52 PM ]

In the state of South Carolina, Mr. Martin’s name is synonymous with agriculture. His involvement in the agricultural industry is significantly present throughout the state and nation…. While Mr. Martin’s professional abilities and achievements are representative of his determination and diligence, his exceptional integrity and character solidify his reputation in the community and state. Without reservation, I offer my heartfelt commendation for Mr. Martin…

Sylvia Gowdy, President
Gowdy’s Insurance Agency
/ Chairperson Lake City Museum Society

Buddy Jennings, Vice President, Impact Consultants, LLC

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:29 AM by Jody Martin   [ updated Aug 29, 2011, 9:54 PM ]

As an advisor to the Commissioner of Agriculture, I have worked with Jody on economic and rural development projects where he has proven to be a leader in building alliances and connections in the agribusiness arena…It is from these perspectives that I highly recommend Jody Martin for consideration in any efforts or project that involves economic development as we move forward in ‘Adding Value to the Future of S.C. Agriculture’, his mantra and mission.

Buddy Jennings, Vice President
Impact Consultants, LLC / Advisor, S.C. Department of Agriculture / S.C. Farm Bureau

David M. Winkles, Jr., Agribusiness Leader

posted Aug 29, 2011, 1:26 AM by Jody Martin   [ updated Aug 29, 2011, 4:15 PM ]

As a person who has been involved in leadership positions in a number of national, regional and state farm organizations, I feel very comfortable recommending Jody Martin and his firm for agricultural development work in South Carolina.

David M. Winkles, Jr., Agribusiness Leader

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