Sony B. Traynham (pictured right) Chief of Security & Human Resources
Jackson Farms II - is a home grown, locally owned family farm that has been serving the community of Lyman, South Carolina and beyond for more than 20 years. Farmed by Robert E. Jackson Sr. (Robert I) and managed by Robert E. Jackson II, the farm produces a diverse variety of fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers, including peaches, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, okra, watermelon, squash and much more. We aim to grow quality produce that our community will love.
Robert I - has been farming since he was a child. His grandparents began farming in 1919, when they share-cropped a small parcell of land in the local area. They raised enough fruits, vegetables and animals to provide nutrition for nine children. Robert fondly remembers working in the shadows of his grandfather. He carried on his farming pursuits by majoring in horticulture at Spartanburg Tech. He has raised hogs, beef cattle, peaches, plums and vegetable crops. Robert is known among family and friends as the plant doctor.
Robert II - became his father's shadow by the time he was 4. He also pursued Agriculture in college. However, he did't major in Horticulture because he found his niche in Agricultural Business and Economics. Robert II went on to earn his Masters degree in Agricultural Education and Extension. His is passionate about urban agriculture and has converted several of these concepts to Jackson Farms II.
Toshiba - did not grow up on a farm but has spent many summers on her grandparents' farms in southern Virginia. She loved fetching eggs and feeding the hogs. She applies her expertise in quality control to the farm operations. In the future, she plans to use her background in product development combined with the farm's produce to create edible, value added products that bear the Jackson Farms II name.
Sony - is the glue of the farm. She can be seen riding high on the tractor or stealing blueberries, cherry tomatoes, and plums so that she can play with them like a ball.