Marketing workshop supports small farms

attendees of a workshop held at the Sandhill Research & Education Center in Columbia; photo by kelly GilkersonSmall-scale farmers from across the state learned direct marketing tactics at an August workshop held at the Sandhill Research & Education Center in Columbia. Sponsored by Clemson’s sustainable agriculture program, the day-long workshop provided participants with an opportunity to tour the Sandhill Farmers Market held at the big red barn, where some 700 people shop each week for local produce, rice, grits, meat, milk, eggs, honey, flowers and baked goods. Additional workshops on small-scale, diversified and sustainable farming are offered throughout the year.

For more information: http://www.clemson.edu/sustainableag/index.html or Geoff Zehnder, 864-656-6644, zehnder@clemson.edu.