New Farmer Program

The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmers program (SCNBFP) is focused on enabling new and beginning farmers to be successful, productive, and innovative members of their local agricultural community by providing them with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs; sound business managers; exemplary stewards of SWAPA (soil, water, air, plants, and animals), and successful marketers of the unique products they create; and, perhaps most importantly, individuals who have a sense of pride and quality of life as a result of their investment and participation in the agricultural community of South Carolina.

Program Director
Dr. Dave Lamie
Clemson Institute for Economic + Community Development

Assistant Program Director
Diana Vossbrinck
Clemson Institute for Economic + Community Development

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Clemson Cooperative Extension

Clemson Sustainable Agriculture Program

Indigo Enterprises, Llc.

Catawba Farm & Food Coalition

Coastal Conservation League

Richland County Soil & Water Conservation District

Annie’s Project

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Lowcountry Local First

SC Community Loan Fund

SC Department of Agriculture

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA-Farm Service Agency

SC Farm Bureau

AgSouth Farm Credit

ArborOne Farm Credit


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