Regulatory Services

ALB Technician Damon Doolittle

Damon Doolittle is contributing to the South Carolina Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program as a ALB Technician, but this is far from his first encounter with the pest. Damon got his start with ALB working for USDA APHIS in New York City in 2012. In 2013 he moved to Ohio to assist with the ALB […]

ALB Technician Ston Coles

Ston Coles is excited to join the South Carolina Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program team as an ALB Technician. Growing up outside Charleston in Goose Creek, Ston has always had a passion for wildlife and the outdoors, which lead to him earn his B.S. degree in Geological Sciences from the University of South Carolina. His biggest […]

The science behind the service: Megan Schumpert

Megan Schumpert

Megan Schumpert began work in the Agricultural Service Laboratory as a chemist on October 18, 2021. She joins the Plant/Feed/Waste section of the lab, focusing on nutritional and chemical analyses of feed and plant samples. Megan is a South Carolina native who grew up on a pine and cattle producing farm along the Saluda River […]

Director’s Letter

Steve Cole

November historically has been a time when we pause and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. Before President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the resolution on Dec. 26, 1941, that established the fourth Thursday in November as the Federal Thanksgiving Day holiday. Before President Lincoln gave his Oct. 3, 1863, Thanksgiving Proclamation. Even before the colonists at […]