Regional Workshops

Core programming will be complemented by regional workshops to be held throughout five (5) regions of the state: Upstate, Catawba, Midlands, PeeDee, and Lowcountry.  These workshops will offer critical opportunities for local peer and resource networking, as well as provide additional instruction on production topics tailored for each region and managed by regional partners.  Regional programs run from November, 2017 through May, 2018, and there are no additional workshop fees for participants to attend these regional workshops.

*Workshops marked with an * fufill the regional programming requirment for SC New and Beginning Farmer Program Participants.

2017 - 2018 SCNBFP Regional Workshop Schedule

Catawba Region | Lowcountry Region | Midlands Region | Pee Dee Region | Upstate Region

Catawba Region

  • *Growing for the Seasons, 11/15/2017

  • *Table for Two - Selling to Restaurants, 2/20/2018

  • *Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation, 3/24/2018

  • *Social Media and Branding, NEW DATE: May 21 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, USC-Union, Click here to register >>

  • *Organic Farming, May 2018

Lowcountry Region

  • *Wholesale Success, 11/6/2017

  • *Pre-Plant Growers Meeting, 1/31/2018

  • *Diversifying the Farm, 4/10/2018
  • *New Growers Workshop, 4/25/2018

  • *If Your Pasture & Hay Fields Could Talk and Developing Wildlife Plots

    Monday, April 30, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Colleton County Extension Office
    611 Black Street
    Room 222
    Walterboro, SC, 29488

    Cost: $20.00

    Pasture & Hay Management, Enterprise Budgets for selling Hay and Developing Wildlife Plots.

    To register contact Alta Mae Marvin at amarvin@clemson.edu or 843-549-2595, Ext 126 by April 27, 2018.

Midlands Region

  • *Pasture Management Workshop, 1/9/2018

  • *Natural Enemies, Pollinators, and Pesticides:  Beneficial Insects and Integrated Pest Management, 2/15/2018

  • *Introduction to Forestry: Diversifying Agricultural Land, 3/9/2018

  • *Conservation Partnership Field Day, 3/15/2018

  • *Backyard Poultry Workshop, 3/26/2018

  • *SC Farmer Resource Rodeo, 4/5/2018, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

  • *Aquaponics Workshop
    Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Aiken Agricultural Services Center

    1555 Richland Avenue East

    Aiken, SC 29801

    Cost:

    $20.00, SCNBFP

    $25.00, General Public Single

    $45.00, General Public Couple

    Dr. Lance Beecher, Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist for Clemson Extension, will educate participants about how aquaponics systems can be used to produce food for both small family farms and those interested in commercial systems. Come learn about the principles of aquaponics; the fish and plants used in these ecosystems; how to maintain water quality; and how to construct and operate a basic system. There will also be a presentation on how aquaculture practices can address food deserts in our local communities. Participants will help build one system that will be given away in a raffle at the end of the workshop.Register by 5/10/2018 by contacting Lauren Burroughs at 803-262-4470 or aikensoilandwater@gmail.com.

Pee Dee Region

  • *GAP Workshop, 2/20/2018

  • *Organic Workshop, 4/6/2018

Upstate Region

  • *Understanding Your Soil Test, 12/7/2017

  • *Developing an Online Presance for Your Farm Business, 3/13/2018

  • *All About Farming at the CU Organic Farm, 3/24/2018

  • *Managing Farm Labor: How to Structure Labor on the Small Farm, 4/10/2018

  • *Planning for Pollinators on the Farm

    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

    Clemson University Student Organic Farm
    190 Field Station Dr.
    Clemson, SC 29634

    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.

    Cost: SCNBFP: Free, General Public: $10.00

    Click here to register >> by May 9, 2018.  For more information contact Kelly Flynn at kgilker@clemson.edu or 864-609-5674.

Submit Workshop

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