South Carolina Farmworker Institute to be held Friday

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) will host the Second Annual S.C. Farmworker Institute on Friday. This is a summit and networking event for agencies, organizations and community leaders who work with farmworkers across the state. Summit participants will share skills, knowledge and resources through presentations, workshops and networking opportunities.

Topics to be discussed include connecting families to health care services, migrant education programs, providing equitable job services to Migrant, H-2A and H2B programs and protections for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW), labor Issues and more.

Who: Agencies, organizations, and community leaders working with farmworkers.

What: The purpose of the institute is to provide information to advocates who support initiatives designed to enhance the well-being of South Carolina farmworkers and their families.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 28.

Where: C. Lem Harper Building, 631 Hampton St., Columbia.

Contact: Ivan Segura,, call (803) 737-2535.


The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce is putting South Carolinians to work. The agency invests in building a pipeline of quality workers, matches workers with jobs, and is a bridge for individuals who find themselves out of work for no fault of their own. This promotes financial stability and economic prosperity for employers, individuals and communities. SCDEW is dedicated to advancing South Carolina through services that meet the needs of the state’s businesses, jobseekers and those looking to advance their careers.