In the agriculture community, January is often referred to as “meeting season” South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers is here to tell us about a few of the upcoming meetings:
- Coming up is the 6th annual AgriBiz Expo and Farm Show in Florence on January 17th-18th. There are four Tracks that are available to attendees:
- Field Crop Track
- Fruit and Vegetable Track
- CAMM Conference Track (The CAMM Conference Track has five sessions and at each session an attendee will be able to receive 1 CAMM Credit)
- Women in AG Track
- Join the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, January 11th-14th, for the largest educational conference and tradeshow in the Southeast. On average this event has 3500 attendees and 85+ hours of educational conferences.
- The SC Pork Board and Soybean Board will hold their annual meeting in conjunction with the SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association January 19 and 20 in Myrtle Beach
- This is the 70th Annual SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association Conference. Workshops at this conference include:
- Agriculture Teachers’ Workshop-Friday
- Schaeffer Oil Workshop-Friday
- Saturdays Workshops-TBD
- There is also a live auction held Saturday evening with proceeds benefitting the SC Pork Producers Association and the SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association
- Up next is the SC Cotton Growers’ Annual meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 23rd at the Santee Conference Center: Clemson University researchers will share their latest results on insect and weed management, precision agriculture, cotton breeding, variety trials and more.
- The South Carolina Peanut Board’s meeting rounds out the month on January 25, also to be held at the Santee Conference Center.
- More information about each of these is available on our website: agriculture.sc.gov.
I hope to see you at one, or more, of these meetings. They are great way to know what’s coming in the year ahead and to get geared up for the next season.