SC New and Beginning Farmer Program

SC New and Beginning Farmer Program
Class of 2023 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).


The application window for the Class of 2023 cohort program has closed.  Applicants will be notified of their status in mid-March.

Interested in applying to participate in future programs?  Click below to add your contact information to our notification list.

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