Regional Workshops

Core programming will be complemented by regional workshops to be held throughout five (5) regions of the state: Upstate, Catawba, Midlands, PeeDee, and Lowcountry.  These workshops will offer critical opportunities for local peer and resource networking, as well as provide additional instruction on production topics tailored for each region and managed by regional partners.  Regional programs run from November, 2018 through May, 2019, and there are no additional workshop fees for participants to attend these regional workshops.

*Workshops marked with an * fufill the regional programming requirment for SC New and Beginning Farmer Program Participants.

2018 - 2019 SCNBFP Regional Workshop Schedule

Catawba Region | Lowcountry Region | Midlands Region | Pee Dee Region | Upstate Region

Catawba Region

  • *High Tunnel Workshop (On-Farm Workshop)
    Saturday, March 23
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Howell Speciality Farmz
    9010 Pryor Drive
    Fort Mill, SC 29707

    General Public Cost: $20.00
    SCNBFP Cost: Free
    Click here to register >>

  • *Social Media Bootcamp - Catawba Region
    Saturday, April 27, 2019
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Beginners
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Advanced

    Fort Lawn Community Center
    5554 Main St, Fort Lawn, SC 29714

    SCNBFP Cost: Free
    Click here to register >>

  • *Small Scale Poultry Workshop
    Saturday, May 4
    Chester, SC
    Details coming soon!

  • *Farm Accounting + QuickBooks
    Tuesday, May 7
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Clemson Extension - York County
    120 N. Congress Street
    York, SC 29745
    Details coming soon!
  • *Value-Added Production
    Details coming soon!

Lowcountry Region

  • *High Tunnel Construction Field Day
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Southeastern Housing & Community Development
    13416 Charleston Augusta Road
    Denmark, SC

    About: Discuss the process for constructing a high tunnel, with hands on participation.

    Cost: Free

    Contact:Gena Moore at 919-542-2402

  • *New Growers Toolbox
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Coastal Research & Education Center
    2865 Savannah Hwy
    Charleston, SC

    About: Introduction to Ergonomic Tools such as sprayers, seeders, hand tools, tractors and networking with local and regional resources.

    Deadline to Register: 4/9/2019
    Click here to register >>
    Contact: Alta Mae Marvin, 843-549-2595, Ext 126

  • *Diversifying the Farm
    Saturday, April 13, 2019
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Brant Family Farm
    585 Pineland Road
    Varnville, SC

    Cost: $20.00
    Deadline to Register: 3/27/2019
    Click here to register >>
    Contact: Alta Mae Marvin, 843-549-2595, Ext 126

Midlands Region

  • *Sandhill REC Field Day: Cover Crops in Sandy Soils
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Sandhill REC Lake House
    900 Clemson Road
    Columbia, SC 29229

    Workshop participants will learn about the potential for cover crops to improve soil health and provide weed management on sandy agricultural soils. The workshop will include a tour of cover crop demonstration and research plots at the Sandhill REC, as well as information from USDA-NRCS on technical and financial assistance for on-farm conservation practices.

    Speakers will include:
    • Cody Bishop, Clemson Sandhill REC Farm Manager
    • Dr. Michael Marshall, Clemson Agronomic Weed Specialist
    • Dr. Jose Payero, Clemson Irrigation Specialist
    • Dr. Bhupinder Farmaha, Clemson Nutrient Management Specialist
    • Gordon Mikell, USDA-NRCS Conservation Agronomist

    Register online by 5/27/2019 at or RSVP to Charlie Fisher at or (803) 576-2080.
  • *Pollinator Habitat
    Will be held in April in Aiken, SC
    Details coming soon!

  • *Small Scale, Sustainable Livestock & Produce Production Workshop
    Friday, May 3, 2019
    9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

    Carolina Bay Farms
    5301 Lower Richland Blvd
    Suite 109
    Hopkins, SC 29061

    On farm workshop for those interested in starting a sustainable farm. James and Sharon will explain raising and marketing poultry and pork on pasture on a small sustainable scale with info on how to market the product on a local level including an emphasis of health and cleanliness of products leaving the farm/profit and debt ratio. There will be a short classroom discussion in the warehouse followed by an intensive walk and talk in animal facilities and organic vegetables facilities. The emphasis of this program will be to show what can be produced on a small amount of land through planning and use of available resources.

    Contact: Will Culler, 803-359-8515. 
    Click here to register >>

  • *Forage Demonstration Field Day
    Thursday, May 2, 2019
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location: Orangeburg County, TBD
    More details coming soon!

  • *Social Media Bootcamp - Midlands Region
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Beginners
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Advanced

    Lexington Extension Office
    605 West Main Street
    Suite 109
    Lexington, SC 29072

    Participants can attend all sessions or just attend one (lunch/farmer panel would be included for both session participants).

    Morning Session: Social Media 101 (2 Hours)
    This session is for those individuals who have no to limited experience utilizing social media platforms.

    Lunch Session (1 Hour)
    Hear about Clemson Extension Website & Social Media resources.

    Afternoon Session: Social Media 102 (2 Hours)
    This session is for individuals who are currently utilizing social media but would like to take their game to the next level.

    Click here to register or contact: Will Culler, 803-359-8515

Pee Dee Region

  • *Organic Workshop
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Pee Dee Research & Education Center
    2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506
    Contact: Jennifer Boyles, 843-616-0786

  • *Farm Accounting + Quickbooks Workshop
    Monday, April 8, 2019
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Pee Dee Research & Education Center
    2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506
    Free for SCNBFP Participants

    Register by Contacting: Jennifer Boyles, 843-616-0786
    Regsiter by Friday, April 5

Upstate Region

Submit WorkshopClick here to submit a regional workshop.