Calendar of Events

  • Wed
    Richmond, Virginia

    With growing interest in ginger and turmeric, many health professionals, researchers, farmers, and food and beverage professionals are turning their attention toward these healthy spices. In order to cultivate new ideas and further grow the industry, Virginia State University is hosting the first National Ginger & Turmeric Conference in Richmond, Virginia this fall. The three-day conference is targeted at the agricultural, health, and culinary professionals who work or are considering working with ginger and turmeric. It will showcase the latest science and technology related to production, product development and health, as well as feature success stories and marketing strategies.

  • Fri
    Durham, NC

    he Sustainable Agriculture Conference brings together farmers, foodies, ag-tivists, and experts for a weekend of celebration of innovation in local, sustainable agriculture.

    Attendees will experience a supportive and interactive event featuring local farmer-mentors as well as experts from various sectors of our agricultural system.

    Check out these unparalleled opportunities to learn and connect:

    • 60 workshops in 3 incredible days for roughly 1,000 attendees from the Carolinas and experts from around the country.

    • 70-table exhibit hall with premium spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • Networking opportunities – regional and topical meetings, buyer/producer meet-up, seed exchange, meet-and-eat reception, and more!

    • Local and organic meals.
  • Sat
    9 am - 4 pm Charleston area

    Hop aboard a chartered bus for a guided tour of three Lowcountry farms to learn more about their operations and business practices.

    Saturday, November 17, 2018
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Farm visits include:
    – Cordray’s in Ravenel: cattle farming and meat processing
    – Compost in My Shoe at Full Circle Farm on Johns Island: vegetables, herbs and cut flowers
    – Storey Farms on Johns Island: egg production, meat production for poultry and swine

    The tour will depart from and return to Local Works Coworking Space:
    1630 Meeting Street, Building 2
    Charleston, SC 29405

    Tickets: $20 (includes lunch and transportation)
    Free for CLEMSON SCNBFP class of 2018 graduates. Children ages 3-12 – $10. Children under 3 – no cost.

    For more information:
    Brian Wheat: //  843-801-3390


  • Thu
    Savannah, GA

    The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the LARGEST educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors and suppliers. Anyone with an interest in specialty crop agriculture is invited to be a part of this event. Through more than 80 hours of educational sessions, we will address food safety concerns, specific commodity issues on production practices and increased yields, and marketing strategies. Participate in our growing and dynamic TRADE SHOW, where you’ll browse through more than 85,000 square feet of space filled with key suppliers and growers. There has never been a more vital time for the fruit and vegetable industry to come together for a brighter and more profitable future!

    *The SC Specialty Crop Growers Association will have a booth*

Our Mission

To support promotional, research, and educational efforts for improving the marketing and quality of production of fresh fruit, vegetable, and specialty crops grown in South Carolina.

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