Prospective Participants

Welcome Prospective Participants

The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program (SCNBFP) is now accepting applications for the 2021 program. Due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 program will be held online through Zoom.

The SCNBFP is focused on enabling new and beginning farmers to be successful, productive, and innovative members of their local agricultural community. The program provides new and emerging farmers 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. Most importantly, the SCNBFP seeks to develop individuals who have a sense of pride and enjoy a quality of life as a result of their investment and participation in the industry of South Carolina agriculture. 

If you are interested in applying for the 2021 class please read follow the steps below for more information and application instructions.

2021 Program Snapshot

  • Program Term: May - October 2021
  • Program Cost: $350.00/Person
  • Core Workshops: 11 workshops, held online through Zoom
  • Regional Workshops: 15+ workshops, held online through Zoom or in-person if allowed
  • Deadline to Apply: 11:59 PM, February 21, 2021
  • Download 2021 Program Flyer >>

How to Apply

Step 1. Carefully review the 2021 Program Outline >>

Step 2: Still have more questions? Check out our Program FAQs >>

Step 3:  Click here to apply online.  No paper applications are available; you must apply online. The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM, February 21, 2021. Feel free to review the application questions but do not hit "Submit" until after your application is complete.  You will need to finish the application in one sitting.  Please give yourself an hour to complete the application.



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