Sandhill Research & Education Center
New assistance available for beginning farmers
Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to entrepreneurial education and business consultation through a new program offered by Clemson University.
The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program (SCNBFP) is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 statewide program through July 12. Any resident of South Carolina who is beginning to farm or who has actively farmed for less than 10 consecutive years is eligible to apply for the program.
SCNBFP is a public education program focused on enabling new and beginning farmers to be successful, productive and innovative members of their local agricultural communities by providing them with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs, sound business managers, exemplary stewards of the natural environment, and successful marketers of the unique products they create. Read More
Sandhill Fish Club Registration Is Open!
Our fishing season begins March 16 and runs through December 20th. New this year is the raising of the creel limit to 8 of each species. Returning members who still have their ID card to not need to apply unless their status has changed. You do need to pay your fee online. Click here to go to the Fish Club homepage and access the needed information.
Sandhill Farmers Market Application Now Online
If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the 2015 season please click here to be directed to the Sandhill Farmers Market homepage. You may also wish to sign up for the Market Newsletter while visiting the page. Vendor information, the online application and the newsletter sign up are located on the right. Opening day is May 5th.
Sparkleberry Fair - April 24, 25
Sparkleberry Country Fair celebrates its 20th anniversary this coming Saturday, April 24, and is also offering carnival rides only on Friday the 24th. Don't miss this annual community celebration.
Coyotes have established residency in all 46 counties of South Carolina. You can read more about coyotes and their habits by clicking here.
Did you know?
The Sandhill Research and Education Center was established in 1926 for agricultural research in the primarily rural Columbia area. Today, Sandhill is home to the Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development.