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Cooperative Extension: SC Women's Agricultural Network

SCWAgN Conference

Connecting Women in Agriculture across South Carolina

During this conference, the focus will be on connecting women in agriculture across the state with each other and providing educational information and resources they can use in the future. 

The SC Women’s Agricultural Network 2024 Conference will be held on January 19 and 20, 2024 in Florence, SC. January 19 is Pre-Conference at Pee Dee REC with a Networking Social to follow. January 20 is an all day educational conference at SiMT.

Registration will be open starting October 1st. Hotel information is coming soon. Presentation proposals will be accepted from September 1 to October 16. Individuals interested in submitting a presentation proposal can submit this form. You can preview the questions in the form below or submit the form via email. If you have presentation questions, please email Janet Steele ( and Becky Davis (

SCWAgN Objectives:

  • Empower women to be confident, strong stewards of the land.
  • Provide unique opportunities for women in agriculture to expand their knowledge, expertise, and experience in their role as agriculture producers, educators, and professionals.
  • Encourage networking opportunities by building a community of women ranchers, farmers, landowners, professionals, and educators.

Conference Goals

  • To create a space for individuals to cultivate relationships.
  • To provide opportunities for participants to connect with leaders in the agriculture community of South Carolina.
  • To educate participants on a variety of agricultural topics.

Topics: Presentations that support the objectives of SCWAgN and the outreach of Clemson Extension’s program teams, listed below.

4H and Youth Development Agribusiness
Expanded Food and Nutrition
Food Systems and Safety
Forestry and Natural Resources
Livestock and Forages
Rural Health
Water Resources

To view a list of the presentations from the inaugural SCWAgN conference, please visit SCWAgN 2022 conference schedule.

SC Women’s Agricultural Network 2024 Conference Call for Presentations

January 19-20, 2024
Florence, South Carolina
Theme: Cultivate

The conference is open to any person supporting the mission and purpose of the South Carolina Women in Agriculture Network (SCWAgN).


Session and Speaker Schedule coming soon!

Registration Fees:


Register Now

Hotel Information

Attendees can book in the room block using this link: The rate is $119/night + tax for the night of January 19, 2024. The hotel is the Comfort Suites Florence I-95 2120 West Lucas Street, Florence, SC, 29501


Conference Coordinator: Charley Maxwell

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference Agenda

Download a PDF of the Session & Speaker Schedule for Saturday, January 20.
Time Session


Registration and Refreshments


SC WAgN Committee Panel: Who are we? How can we help you? Moderated by Dr. Kathy Coleman




Sustaining an Agribusiness with Steven Richards of Clemson Cooperative Extension

The Life of a New Farming Wife with Lynne Brogdon of Wild Rabbit Specialty Farms

Beef Cattle Production:
Direct Marketing
with Joe and Addie Singleton of Neverdun Farms




Farm Income Tax Basics with Kevin Burkett of Clemson Cooperative Extension

Permaculture with Sarah Scott of Clemson Cooperative Extension

I am a farmer, now what? with Melissa Williams of Dolce Vita Farms


Lunch with keynote Speaker: Marissa Paykos of Whipporwill Farm


Agvocacy and Law with Beth Crocker of Clemson University and Regina Hitchcock of SC Farm Bureau

Checkout FLOID’s 2024 Commodity Price Targets with Scott Mickey of Clemson Cooperative Extension

Small Ruminants with Nicole Correa of Clemson Cooperative Extension




Principles and Practices of Soil Health and Organic Production with Amelia Bruss and Kim Butz of Carolina Farm
Stewardship Association

Connecting to Create New Food Pathways in the Pee Dee with Weatherly Thomas of Clemson Cooperative Extension

How Regulatory Services Is Here to Help You from Soil to Pesticides & More with Shannon Alford and Melonie Molloseau of
Clemson DPR




Introduction to On-Farm Water Management with Becky Davis, Katie Collins, Charly Greenthaler, and Heather Nix of Clemson Cooperative Extension

Marketing and Selling Value Added Foods in SC with Adair Hoover of Clemson Cooperative Extension

Cultivating our Health for Women in Agriculture with Michelle Altman of Clemson Cooperative Extension


Wrap Up, Evaluation, Prizes, Adjourn

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