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SC Commissioner Weathers: Certified SC Showcase is March 21

The event offers an opportunity for South Carolina agriculture to show off its abundant produce, specialty food products and strong industry support.

South Carolina producers can connect with local and regional buyers from grocery stores, wholesalers, and restaurants.

Held at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on March 21, 2023.

March 21 is also National Ag Day!

The Showcase grew out of the successful Grower Buyer Mashup series.

About 230 people attended the 2022 event, our first Showcase.

Also incorporates The Taste of South Carolina, a networking reception featuring Certified South Carolina hors d’oeuvres, sponsored by Arbor One and AgSouth Farm Credit. The Taste was formerly held each January during the SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo in Florence.

Registration is affordable: $35 for exhibitors, which includes one additional booth associate; and $20 for non-exhibitors. Includes tradeshow, keynote lunch, educational sessions, and The Taste.

Visit agriculture.sc.gov/showcase for the full agenda, hotel information, and registration.

Agenda

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Trade show featuring South Carolina producers 

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch and keynote

2:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Education sessions

  • What’s in Your Retail Toolkit?
  • Bringing the Farm to School
  • SC Specialty Crop Growers Association Annual Meeting
  • SUSTA 101
  • Mushroom Growers Breakout Session
  • Cut Flower Growers Breakout Session

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: The Taste of South Carolina