The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor is offering several seminars during the Agribiz and Farm Expo next week at the Florence Civic Center. Grace Nelson, Director of Marketing outlines a few of the programs:
“We will have several seminars that focus on improving or creating tourism in agriculture. We have a variety of speakers, some focusing on marketing, how to do programming for group tours as well as good agricultural practices sessions.”
While some of the programs offered at the Agribiz and Farm Expo are specific as to a type of marketing, others are general in nature and can apply to most any farm, according to Nelson:
“We have agri-marketing sessions and we have good agricultural practices from the SC Department of Agriculture and a representative from SC State Parks on the school group program. In addition, there will be a panel of success stories, including a restaurant owner who works with farm markets.”
And Agritourism plays a big role in preserving South Carolina agriculture says Nelson:
“That is one of the main pillars of what the Heritage Corridor does, our main focus is to promote and protect all of the resources in SC, including outdoor resources like agriculture. We want to keep it successful and everyone working together.”
The South Carolina Agribiz and Farm Expo gets underway Wednesday at the Florence Civic Center and runs through Friday.
Grace Nelson, Director of Marketing for the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.