SC New and Beginning Farmer Program

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2023 Workshop Mini-Grant Program for Ag Educators
The SCNBFP is looking to expand educational opportunities to new farmers seeking advanced agribusiness and production training by broadening partnerships with other educators and resource providers.  Survey efforts have identified 10 topics of need and interest.  We are issuing a Request for Proposals for those interested in partnering with us in the planning and delivery of our 2023 advanced programming workshops through a mini-grant program.  Ten mini-grants will be issued in 2023. Learn more and apply >>

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).

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We are now accepting applications for the Class of 2023 cohort program!  Applications are due at 11:59 PM on Monday, February 20, 2023.

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