Calendar of Events


  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2022
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PMClemson Sandhill REC, 900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229

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    Every day, agricultural workers are injured or killed on the job. The Clemson University Agricultural Safety Program is offering Ag Safety Days in two locations Sept. 9 and Sept. 30 to help teach youth aged 14-18 about safe work practices on the farm.

    Topics include hazard identification, equipment operation, ATV/UTV safety, power tool safety, tractor safety, grain bin safety, safe load, pesticide safety and electrical safety.

    “Youth will develop the knowledge, awareness and attitude necessary to work effectively and safely in the agricultural field,” said Hunter Massey, principal lecturer for the Clemson College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences Department and the event coordinator. “They will learn how to engineer and enforce strategies to promote safe work environments.”

    For more information, contact Hunter Massey at massey4@clemson.edu or follow the Clemson Ag Safety Program on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, @ClemsonAgSafety.

    Register HERE

  • Sun
    02
    Oct
    2022
    Tue
    04
    Oct
    2022
    Georgetown County, SC

    WLC 2022

    Registration is now open for the 2022 Women’s Leadership Conference. Join us October 2-4 in Georgetown County as we celebrate Ladies & Leaders in agriculture.

    Conference Highlights:

    • Workshops and Sessions at Pawley’s Plantation
    • Lodging at Litchfield Beach & Golf
    • Keynote Speaker- Kalena Bruce, Missouri Farm Bureau Grassroots Leader
    • Optional tours- Brookgreen Gardens and Hobcaw Barony

    Please submit one registration form per county with information on all attendees from that county. Registration forms are attached and due by August 30.

    If you have any questions, contact Melanie Moulder at mmoulder@scfb.org or 803.936.4409.

    REGISTRATION FORM

  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2022
    Tue
    11
    Oct
    2022
    Crowne Plaza, Asheville, NC

    2022 Southeast Strawberry Expo

    The SE Strawberry Expo heads to Asheville in 2022. The Expo offers workshops, a farm tour, a trade show and educational sessions. Current and prospective strawberry producers throughout the Southeast will find sessions oriented towards their conditions and needs, and many opportunities for interaction with other growers.

    Event Information and Registration Here

     

     

  • Wed
    12
    Oct
    2022
    1:30 pmZoom

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    For the past 3 years, researchers, extension specialists, and growers in Iowa, New York, and Kentucky, funded by NIFA's OREI program, have been exploring new options for the organic management of cucurbit crops using mesotunnels.

    Mesotunnels are larger than low tunnels but smaller than high tunnels. They are 3 ½ feet tall and are covered with a nylon-mesh fabric that keeps out pest insects and the pathogens they carry.

    Field experiments and on-farm trials with muskmelon and winter squash have had varied results: some encouraging, some not. But we've learned valuable lessons about how to use these protective structures effectively.

    The October 12th webinar will cover two main topics related to organic cucurbit production under mesotunnels: weed management and pollination.

    Pollination is essential for cucurbit crops. Three options have been tested with mesotunnels: on-off-on (removing the covers during bloom), open ends (only the ends were opened during bloom), and full-season mesotunnels supplied with bumblebee hives. This session will be covered by Dr. Ajay Nair and Dr. Mark Williams.

    For weed management, several options have been used, including landscape fabric as well as mowed and non-mowed living mulches. This session will be covered by Dr. David Gonthier and Dr. Ric Bessin.

    Join us and see what we have learned in our trials across Iowa, Kentucky, and New York!

    Register HERE

  • Sat
    05
    Nov
    2022
    Mon
    07
    Nov
    2022
    Durham, NC

    What can you expect?
    This year's Sustainable Agriculture Conference will feature inspiring talks, panel discussions, farmer roundtables, and demonstrations by land stewards, educators, and advocates of all experience levels and backgrounds.

    There will also be ample social opportunities, exhibits, and networking!

    How will this take shape?

    • Saturday-Sunday (November 5-6): It's back! Join us in person for 80+ skill-building classroom sessions, a reception, opportunities to meet other attendees, and a trade show featuring more than 60 exhibitors in downtown Durham, NC.
    • Monday (November 7): Get an immersive, hands-on experience! Choose from one of the many half-day or full-day on-farm intensives we're offering at various sites near Durham.

    Register HERE

  • Thu
    05
    Jan
    2023
    Fri
    06
    Jan
    2023
    Savannah, GA

    Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference

    Registration Info Coming Soon

  • Fri
    03
    Feb
    2023
    Sun
    05
    Feb
    2023
    Hyatt Regency Greenville, 220 N Main St. Greenville, SC 29601

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    Join SC Farm Bureau in the one and only event in South Carolina that brings together young farmers and agriculturalists between the ages of 18-35 from all across the state of South Carolina!

    As agriculture becomes more diverse than ever before, the SCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee aims to offer you a conference that brings together young farmers and ag enthusiasts from across South Carolina, encourages them to join together as a unified voice and provides sessions that will meet diverse educational interests. Featuring educational, networking, and leadership development opportunities, this event offers something for everyone.

    Registration Information

    • Registration will open November 1st.
    • Early-Bird deadline is December 16th.
    • FINAL registration deadline is January 4th.

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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