The South Carolina Agribiz & Farm Expo is coming up soon, and Jody Martin, Show Manager for the Expo says this second annual show is going to have some changes:
“Last year we learned a lot. We took a lot of advice from the exhibitors and attendees. We have expanded our promotions of the show and making sure everyone is aware of all the exciting things we have going on. The show will be Jan 16 and 17 at the Civic Center in Florence SC. “
This year’s expo will have three areas of learning explains Martin:
“One of the things we are really focusing on this year is trying to make sure people understand three main categories are what they will get when they come to the show: education, connections and innovations.”
The expo will offer workshops and other events says Martin:
“There are some small farm workshops. Our website will give more details. We are doing a fundraiser with the SC Ag Commissioner, for the SC Commissioners School of Ag. There is also a special Taste of SC where we will feature locally prepared food products.”
Martin says the exhibit area has also expanded from last year’s expo:
“We have about a 20% growth over last year. We have expanded both indoor and outdoor space. We have made it more convenient for the attendees and exhibitors to move around and see things. Any of the companies involved in agriculture will be there, over 100 different ones including dealers, supplies, truck and tractor companies and ag organizations.”
Martin outlines the cost of general admission:
“It’s a $5 daily fee to come in. On Friday is Farm Bureau day, so anyone with a current membership can show that at the door and they get in for Free that day.”
The workshops and other special events are at an additional cost.
For more information:
“Go to our website www.scagribizexpo.com . You can also look at the different educational seminars and see all the great speakers we have lined up. There is also info on the workshops and women’s sessions that are happening. “.
Jody Martin, show manager for the South Carolina Agribiz and Farm Expo.