New Farmer Resources

Additional Educational Opportunities Available to New, Beginning, & Aspiring Farmers

WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS

  • SCNBFP Regional Workshops – SCNBFP regional workshops are available to the public at a nominal fee per workshop.  Visit the SC New & Beginning Farmer Program website for an ongoing schedule.
  • SARE Programming – Hosted by the Clemson Sustainable Agriculture Program and partners, statewide, throughout the year.  Visit the website to view programming schedule and sign up for the mailing list.
  • Clemson University Cooperative Extension – Contact each County Extension office in your area and ask to be placed on their mailing list for workshops and trainings.
  • South Carolina State University 1890 Extension Program – Contact your closest 1890 Extension office for more information on workshops and trainings.
  • Soil & Water Conservation Districts – Like Extension services, each county has its own Soil & Water Conservation District office.  Many of these host workshops of interest to farmers.  Use this directory to contact your local office and asked to be placed on their mailing list.
  • Clemson Extension Master Gardener Program – If you have an interest in horticulture and helping educate others, Clemson’s Master Gardener Program provides 40+ hours of training, including vegetable and tree/small fruit production. Available in more than two dozen SC counties, as well as online.

CONFERENCES

MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS – NETWORKING, RESOURCES & EDUCATION

Note: There are also many associations related to particular areas of production, operating in SC. For example, the SC Beekeepers Association; SC Cattlemen’s Association; SC Specialty Crop Growers Association; etc.

http://agriculture.sc.gov/resources/agriculture-organizations/