Category Archives: Agriculture

114 SC Hemp Farmers Approved for 2019 Growing Season

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has approved an additional 74 farmers to participate in the SC Hemp Farming Program for 2019. On March 28, 2019, Governor Henry D. McMaster signed into law a bill that expands the number of farmers who can participate in the state’s hemp program and the amount…
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Come Shop the Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival

(COLUMBIA, SC) – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is hosting the annual Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival from Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14 at the South Carolina State Farmers Market (3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, SC). The spring season is in full force in South Carolina and the beautiful weather…
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Registration Open for Statewide Agritourism Conference

S.C. Agritourism Association Members Invited to Industry Conference in January COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Agritourism Association (SCAA) is pleased to open registration for the 2019 Annual Conference on January 28 and January 29 at St. Christopher Conference Center in Seabrook Island, South Carolina. The two-day conference will feature relevant discussions for the agritourism…
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South Carolina Farmer Named Sunbelt Expo Southeast Farmer of the Year

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Commissioner Hugh Weathers and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture are proud to announce Kevin Yon of Yon Family Farms (Ridge Spring, SC) has been named the 2018 Swisher Sweets Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. This prestigious honor is awarded annually to one deserving farmer from a ten-state Southeastern…
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ACRE Awards $175,000 to SC Food Hub Network

Columbia – The Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE) has awarded $175,000 to the South Carolina Food Hub Network to improve logistics for the state’s five food hubs: GrowFood Carolina in Charleston; Swamp Rabbit Cafe’ & Grocery in Greenville; City Roots Farm in Columbia; Catawba Farm & Food Coalition in Chester and Pee Dee…
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ACRE and Clemson Cooperative Extension Launch Agribusinesses Curriculum Program

Columbia – The Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE), in partnership with Clemson Cooperative Extension, announces a new curriculum program for budding agribusiness innovators seeking business and marketing know-how and the chance to win $5,000. Program applications are due September 28 and can be found at http://acre-sc.com. Qualifying applicants must be South Caroling residents…
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Rick Farmer of Newberry County Named SCEDA Local Developer of the Year

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – June 21, 2018 – The South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) awarded Director of Newberry County Economic Development Rick Farmer the Local Developer of the Year award during the 2018 SCEDA Annual Conference, held in May at the Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head. Farmer is 20-year veteran of economic development and longtime…
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