Lori Anne Carr graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education in 1990 and with a Masters of Education in administration and supervision in 1992.
In 1999 Carr joined her husband, Chalmers, in launching Titan Farms, the largest peach
grower on the east coast, with over 6,200 acres of peaches in production. Throughout her career, Carr has remained connected to her “other home,” Clemson University. She has volunteered on the Clemson University Board of Visitors and the Clemson University Foundation Board, serving as a member of the Development, Finance, Nominations and Policy & Constitution committees.
Carr is the vice president and administrative manager of Titan Farms and the owner and president of Palmetto Processing Solutions. She dedicates her time to speaking to classes at Clemson and hosting farm tours for students, faculty, staff and administrators. Her passion for agriculture lead her to chair the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences’ Will to Lead Campaign Board, to develop the Chalmers Carr III ’90 and Lori Anne Carr ‘90 Creative Inquiry Endowment and to serve as the voice for Clemson at the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia. The Carr Family Lounge in the WestZone at Memorial Stadium is named in the Carr family’s honor.
Carr has served her local community as well serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Old 96 Tourism Commission, as a board member of the Palmetto Agribusiness Council, Midlands Area BB&T Advisory Board, and the Migrant and Seasonal Farmer Worker Commission, and through sponsorship of Edgefield County’s annual Relay for Life. She is a member of the South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture and previously served on the Farm to Institution Advisory Council.
A Top Producer of the Year award winner and Florida Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher award winner, Carr also received the 1st Annual Bayer CropScience Produce Innovation Award – presented to a leader in the produce industry whose thinking, practices and use of technology enhance the role of produce in creating better lives. Her dedication to advancing agriculture through research and innovation has lead Carr to not only impact the field of agriculture, but has offered numerous opportunities to Clemson and its students to impact the world.
The Carrs live in Ridge Spring, South Carolina and have two children, Chalmers IV and Carly Anne.