Prospective Participants

Welcome Prospective Participants

The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program (SCNBFP) is now accepting applications for the Class of 2024 Cohort program!

If you are interested in applying for the 2024 class please read follow the steps below for more information and application instructions.

2024 Program Snapshot

  • ‘Core’ Program Dates: May - December 2024, consisting of a series of 10 full day events (9 core training workshops and a graduation event) and optional advanced programming.
  • Cost: $350.00/Person
  • Core Workshop Locations: Some workshops will be held in-person at the Lexington County Clemson University Extension office and some will be held online via Zoom.
  • Who May Apply: Any current resident of SC, age 18 or older who has been actively farming for less than 10 consecutive years.  Current land access not required.
  • Deadline to Apply: 11:59 PM, Sunday, March 3, 2024
  • Download 2024 Program Flyer >>
  • Download 2024 Press Release >>
  • SCNBFP Facebook Page >>

How to Apply

Step 1. Carefully review the 2024 Program Outline and the 2024 Course Description and Calendar.

Step 2: Still have more questions? Attend a virtual open house!  SCNBFP staff will hold a series of 3 Zoom open houses to answer any questions you may have.  Session dates and times are below. 

Zoom link to access all open house sessions:

  • Session #1 – Thursday / January 18, 2024 / 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Session #2 – Tuesday / February 6, 2024 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Session #3 – Friday / March 1, 2024 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Step 3:  Click here to apply online.  No paper applications are available; you must apply online. The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM, March 3, 2024. 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.