SC New and Beginning Farmer Program

enabling new and beginning farmers to be successful, productive, and innovative members of the SC agricultural community since 2011
SC New and Beginning Farmer Program 2022 Advanced Workshop Series
New for 2022!  We are excited to now offer advanced workshops from September - November 2022! These 10 workshops, held throughout the state of South Carolina, offer deeper dives into topics ranging from agritourism development to farming operation planning. These workshops are open to the general public. You can learn more and register for these workshops at our 2022 Advanced Workshop Series webpage.

Class of 2022 Portal

Welcome to the South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer program (SCNBFP).  The 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.

The SCNBFP is a Clemson Extension Agribusiness Team Program that is supported by a USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Grant (USDA-NIFA Award No. 2021-70033-35707).

Participate

Our Class of 2022 cohort program is currently underway. Please submit your contact information at the link below to be notified of future cohort programs as well as new farmer workshops open to the general public!  The Class of 2023 cohort program will begin accepting applications early 2023.

Notification List