Calendar of Events


  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    9:00AM - 1:00PMColleton County Memorial Library. 600 Hampton Street, Walterboro, SC

    Please bring with you:

    • Picture ID  (driver’s license or passport)
    • Social Security card  (or other official document with your name and SSN)
    • W-9  (if receiving equipment through the Farmers Market Coalition)

    Click here to sign up to be a SNAP Retail Merchant

  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 am – 12:00 pmBrown's BBQ 809 N. Williamsburg County Hwy (US 52) Kingstree, SC

    Meal provided – Registration required
    Contact: Jacob Stokes (803)460-3971

  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 am – 12:00 pmBrown's BBQ 809 N. Williamsburg County Hwy (US 52) Kingstree, SC

    Meal provided – Registration required
    Contact: Jacob Stokes (803)460-3971

  • Tue
    05
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm JJ Mitcheom Community Center 2221 Hemingway Hwy (SC 261) Hemingway, SC

    Light refreshments/snacks provided – No registration required
    Contact: Tony Melton (843)601-3464

  • Fri
    08
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 am – 12:00 pmDillon Wellness Center

    1647 Commerce Dr Dillon, SC
    Light refreshments/snacks provided – No registration required
    Contact: Justin Ballew (803)206-1538 or Trish DeHond (843)858-0754

  • Fri
    08
    Jul
    2016
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pmAgribusiness Career Center

    Pelion High School 600 Lydia Dr Pelion, SC
    Light refreshments/snacks provided – Registration requested
    Contact: Lexington County Extension Office (803)359-8515, ext. 111

  • Mon
    11
    Jul
    2016
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pmState Farmers Market – Phillips Market Center

    3483 Charleston Hwy, W. Columbia, SC
    Contact: Paige Robinson (803)734-2193

  • Tue
    12
    Jul
    2016
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pmGarden Alley Restaurant

    313 S. Main St, Mullins, SC
    Meal provided – Registration required
    Contact: William Hardee (843)222-8701

  • Wed
    13
    Jul
    2016
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pmSC Farm Bureau

    90 W. Wesmark Blvd., Sumter, SC
    Light refreshments/snacks provided- No registration required.
    Contact: David DeWitt (843)229-7994

  • Thu
    14
    Jul
    2016
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pmClemson Extension FCL Homemakers Building

    634 W. Dekalb Street, Camden, SC
    Light refreshments/snacks provided – No registration required
    Contact: David DeWitt (843)229-7994

  • Tue
    19
    Jul
    2016
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pmClemson University – Edisto Research and Education Center

    64 Research Rd, Blackville, SC
    Light refreshments/snacks provided – No registration required
    Contact: Joe Varn (803)245-2661

  • Tue
    19
    Jul
    2016
    9:00 am – 11:00 amCounty Line Steak & Seafood Restaurant

    9340 Bamberg Hwy (US 601), Brunson, SC
    Light refreshments/snacks provided – No registration required
    Contact: Joe Varn (803)245-2661

  • Wed
    20
    Jul
    2016
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pmUSDA Vegetable Lab

    2700 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
    Light refreshments/snacks provided – No registration required
    Contact: Zack Snipes (843)730-5209

  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 am – 12:00 pmSandhill Research and Education Center, G02 meeting room

    900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC
    Light refreshments – Registration required
    Contact: Tish Baskett (803)788-5700

  • Mon
    28
    Nov
    2016
    Wed
    30
    Nov
    2016
    Kingston Plantation Embassy Suites, Myrtle Beach, SC

    Registration/Room Cut-Off Oct. 27, 2016

  • Thu
    05
    Jan
    2017
    Sun
    08
    Jan
    2017
  • Wed
    11
    Jan
    2017
    Thu
    12
    Jan
    2017
    Florence Civic Center, Florence, SC
  • Tue
    06
    Feb
    2018
    10:30 am- 12:00 pmSt. George, SC

    Contact Paula Varn at pvarn@clemson.edu for more details.

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018
    10:00 am- 12:00 noonNational Bean Market Museum, 111 Henry St, Lake City, SC
  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    10:00 am- 12:00 noonAnderson County Main Library, 300 N. McDuffie St, Anderson, South Carolina
  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    5:15 pm - 9:00 pmAgribusiness Career Center at Pelion Highschool, Pelion, SC
  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    8:30 am-1:00 pmUSDA Vegetable Lab, 2700 Savannah Highway Charleston SC 29414
  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018
    10:00 am- 12:00 noonAiken County Cooperative Extension, 1555 Richland Ave. East, Suite 500 Aiken, SC
  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018
    10:00 am- 12:00 noonColleton County Museum and Farmers Market- 506 E. Washington St.
  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018
    10:00 am- 1:00 pmPee Dee Research and Education Center, 2200 Pocket Rd Florence, SC
  • Mon
    05
    Mar
    2018
    9:30 am- 5:30 pmPhillips Market Center at State Farmers Market, 117 Ballard Court West Columbia, SC 29172
  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018
    10:00 am- 12:00 noonCoastal Research and Education Center- 2700 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018
    9:30 am- 12:30 pmCentral Midlands Council of Governments, 236 Stoneridge Drive Columbia, SC
  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018
    9am-4pm Presbyterian College, Harrington-Peachtree Ampitheatre, 503 S Broad St, Clinton, SC

    AGAware is a program that seeks to promote and educate the next generation of young, beginning, small and underserved farmers. AGAware is comprised of three divisions:

    • Educational workshops
    • Proactive community involvement projects to promote agriculture
    • Speakers bureau to promote agriculture and educate

    The AGAware program will offer insight into topics that include the following:

    • Balance Sheets
    • Income Statements
    • Personal Finance
    • Credit Bureau Scores
    • Risk Management
    • Succession Planning
    • Building a Budget
    • Accrual Income
    • Available Finance Programs for YBSM

    Register here: https://www.agsouthfc.com/News/AGAware.aspx

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018
    9:00 am- 4:00 pmSandhills AGInnovation Center, 1298 Crawford Rd, Ellerbe, NC

    North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and other partners to deliver workshops across the state with the aim of providing farmers with the tools to reduce food safety risks and meet market requirements.

    The Navigating the USDA GAP Audit workshop, will combine classroom and on-farm instruction to provide producers with the tools needed to identify potential food safety concerns, as well as strategies to minimize potential contamination. Available resources, including consulting services, will be provided to growers who participate to assist with the implementation of an effective on-farm food safety program. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance to fulfill training verification for those undergoing a GAP audit.

    Registration: $20 CFSA Members / $25 Non-Members (includes lunch). To register by phone, call 919.542.2402.

     

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018
    10:00 am- 12:00 noonBaruch Institute of Coastal Ecology-177 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC
  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    10:00 am- 12:00 noonThomas E Hannah Family YMCA- 151 Ribault Street
  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018
    6:00 pm-8:00 pmPhillips Market Center, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, SC
  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
    9:30 am- 3:00 pmPhillips Market Center, West Columbia, SC

    Attendees will learn about the resources and programs available to provide technical, financial, and educational assistance to SC farmers. More than two dozen agencies and organizations will participate in this roundup of expertise. Attendees will have an opportunity to chat with representatives and learn about program details and availability.

    General admission ($20) includes lunch and program materials.

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    10 am - 12:30 pmClemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center. 200 Pocket Road Florence, SC 29506

    Interested in learning more about what it means to be organic? Clemson invites you to attend an organic workshop to learn more about certified organic operations in South Carolina and Clemson University's Organic Certification Program. This workshop is free to attend. To register contact Jennifer Boyles at 843-616-0786.

  • Tue
    10
    Apr
    2018
    9 am- 3:30 pmGreenville, SC

    Farming on a small farm requires labor, not just from the farmer but from others as well. This 4-hour workshop will showcase how to structure labor on a small farm through the eyes of established regional farmers. This is a great workshop to attend if you have been farming and are looking to take your farm to the next level by bringing on additional labor support. Legal and financial considerations will be highlighted and discussed to better understand which labor structure best fits your farming model. Training is $40 and includes lunch.

  • Thu
    12
    Apr
    2018
    8:30 am- 3:00 pm Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC

    igh tunnels offer many benefits in vegetable and small fruit production. However, purchasing and installing can be costly. Come and learn about a low cost DIY tunnel that can be installed in hours on your own farm! Also, there will be discussions on other buying and construction options including cost share opportunities.

    Summer and fall production can be difficult in high tunnels due to excessive heat and high pest pressure. There will be discussion on production options for high tunnels during summer months and how to prepare for fall crops. A portion of this day will be HANDS-ON learning.

    Registration deadline is April 9. There is a $20 registration for Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Members and it is $25 for Non-members (includes refreshments and lunch).

  • Fri
    04
    May
    2018
    8:30 am- 5:00 pm City Roots, Columbia, SC

    This purpose of this training is to guide participants in developing skills that are key to success in the marketplace, including in harvesting, washing, cooling and packing methods for different types of vegetables that yield a high quality product and minimize food safety risks. Based on feedback from our previous Wholesale Success trainings, in addition to critical information on best harvest- and post-harvest handling practices to meet market standards, participants will gain first-hand experience in the field and processing shed with harvesting and processing various types of vegetables.

    Cost to attend the workshop for the general public is $10. Registration includes a Wholesale Success manual and a local foods lunch. Registration is limited to 45 participants.

  • Thu
    10
    May
    2018
    8:45 am- 12:00 pmClemson Student Organic Farm, 190 Field Station Dr., Clemson, SC

    Please join Apiculture Specialist, Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, for a discussion on the importance of pollinators, and considerations for encouraging them to become a natural and permanent resource on the farm.  Student Organic Farm manager, David Robb, will give a tour of the farm and provide information on practices currently in place to encourage and support pollinators.  Plenty of time will be provided for questions.

    There is a $10 fee to attend this workshop which will help support future extension activities.  Pre-registration is requested.

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  • Thu
    17
    May
    2018
    8:45 am- 3:30 pmMadren Conference Center & Clemson Student Organic Farm

    No-till vegetable production offers a more sustainable approach to weed management than the frequent use of herbicides and tillage, and also promotes soil health. Because cover crop based no-till vegetable production involves a different approach to management, growers may be reluctant to transition from conventional tillage without seeing the system in action and knowing its costs and benefits compared with conventional tillage. In this workshop, there will be discussion on the pros and cons of cover cropping and no-till with recommendations based on current research and our experiences in the field over the past decade.

    Fee to attend is $15 for the general public

  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018
    8:30 am- 5:00 pmGreenville County Extension, 301 University Ridge Suite 400, Greenville, SC 29601 

    A Produce Safety Rule Training for produce growers who must meet the requirements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule will be held in Greenville on Monday, June 4.

  • Wed
    18
    Jul
    2018
    10:00 am to 2:30 pmSouthern Carolina Alliance - Edisto Room 1750 Jackson Street Barnwell, SC 29812

    The seminar is intended for those seeking success with a new or expanding agribusiness or those with a rural small business idea.

    Topics will include:

    • Planning a Successful Business
    • Sell It or Smell It - Venues for Your Products
    • Understanding Websites, Social Media, and Online Searches
    • Financing Agribusiness in SC - Loan Sources, Grants, and Other Financing
    • SC Agribusiness Success Stories

    Lunch will be provided for attendees, and there is no charge for attendance.

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm Spartanburg SC

    Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is conducting a Fundamentals of On-Farm Food Safety Class in Spartanburg County.

  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2018
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm The Grove on Augusta, 3152 Augusta Highway, Gilbert, SC 29054

    Educational instruction will consist of breakout sessions focusing on development of agritourism plans, legal considerations, safety, marketing and maintaining success. During the panel session, attendees will hear from entrepreneurs about how AgriTourism has changed the way they operate today. This is followed by the opportunity to ask questions.

    Registration deadline: August 1, 2018

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018
    Presbyterian College Harrington-Peachtree Ampitheater 503 S Broad St Clinton, SC 29325

    AGAware is a program that seeks to promote and educate the next generation of young, beginning, small and underserved farmers. AGAware is comprised of three divisions:

    • Educational workshops
    • Proactive community involvement projects to promote agriculture
    • Speakers bureau to promote agriculture and educate

    The AGAware program will offer insight into topics that include the following:

    • Balance Sheets
    • Income Statements
    • Personal Finance
    • Credit Bureau Scores
    • Risk Management
    • Succession Planning
    • Building a Budget
    • Accrual Income
    • Available Finance Programs for YBSM
  • Tue
    28
    Aug
    2018
    Wed
    29
    Aug
    2018
    Hyatt Regency, Greenville, SC

    South Carolina Farm to Institution, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control’s Division of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and School Health, will be hosting the second annual SC Farm to Institution Summit. This year’s theme is Planting Seeds of Innovation.

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018
    Wed
    19
    Dec
    2018
    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
    09
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    11
    Nov
    2018
    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.

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