Next month the Florence Civic Center will host the first ever South Carolina Agribiz and Farm Expo from January 16 through the 18th. South Carolina's Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says that this event has been in the planning stages for quite some time, with the state's principle ag players involved in the planning of the three-day event.
During the Expo several other satellite events will be taking place such as "A Taste of SC Agribiz" reception and the Commissioner's Breakfast.
Not only will implements and what not be on display at the Expo, but there will also be educational sessions on several different topics.
For more information visit www.agriculture.sc.gov and look under the Hot Topic button.
“The South Carolina Agribiz and Farm Expo has been something we have talked about for a few years, to have a SC based farm show. There are plenty of opportunities around the southeast but none based in SC. So with a lot of collaboration from folks involved in agriculture, the event will come to the Florence Civic Center in Jan. Bu the planning team, including the farm credit folks, the SC Farm Bureau, the Agribusiness council, has been working together to better the future of the industry. The timing is right with the opportunities that are out there in agriculture right now.
We are going for a very broad view of agriculture, based on how we see the industry in SC, its very diversified so we need to be broad to cover the row crop farmer with thousands of acres of land to the small famers with 30 acres. Everyone is under the agriculture tent in SC so we want to have something for everyone, in education, the chance to network and let some of the folks in the industry who may not get some face time with each other have that. The theme is “Rooted in tradition and thriving to innovation” and that really describes SC agriculture.
We will have some educational sessions during the Expo. People can get some of the various credits for their licenses that they need. There will be some great social opportunities, the "A Taste of SC Agribiz" reception is just a $25 extra ticket. There will also be a commissioner’s breakfast for $25 as well and folks can support the Commissioners school.
For more information visit www.agriculture.sc.gov and look under the Hot Topic button.”