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
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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.

Are you ready to accelerate the development of your farm business? Apply today to be a member of our 2022 SCNBFP program cohort!

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).

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We are now accepting applications for the 2022 program! Classes begin May 2022. Deadline to apply: 11:59 PM on February 20, 2022.

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