SC Market Ready Training April 17

New Date for S.C. Market Ready Workshop for South Carolina Growers and Farmers Looking to Expand Market Opportunities

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.— The S.C. Market Ready workshop for farmers, growers, and food producers is a program for businesses in South Carolina that want to sell to local restaurants and grocers. The next S.C. Market Ready workshop is April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phillips Market Center at the State Farmers Market, 3501 Charleston Highway, West Columbia.

The S.C. Market Ready program is a partnership between The South Carolina Department of Agriculture, Clemson Extension, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The Market Ready training program addresses the issues and challenges small farmers face as they seek to develop supplier relationships with restaurants, grocery stores, wholesalers, and food service buyers. Market Ready helps vendors that sell dairy, fruits, meats and vegetables,
and other goods design and implement successful business strategies.

The cost to attend is $30 and includes lunch and program materials. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Blake Lanford with Clemson Extension at 843-365-6715 Ext. 115 or or register online at: is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.