DuPree Atkinson is from Marion County and has served on the ArborOne Farm Credit Board since 1999. He was most recently re-elected in 2019 for a six year term. As chairman, he serves on all board Committees. Mr. Atkinson has been farming for over 38 years, and his operation includes tobacco, corn, peanuts, small grain, strawberries, soybeans, and beef cattle. He serves on the S.C. Farm Bureau Board of Directors, the S.C. Tobacco Board, the S.C. Peanut Board, and as President of Pee Dee Peanut, LLC, a peanut buying station in Marion County. Mr. Atkinson and his wife, Cecilia, are members of Macedonia United Methodist Church in Mullins.