S.C. AgriBiz and Farm Expo coming to Florence Center
The eighth annual South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo will be take place Jan. 15-16 at the Florence Center. The event is free of charge, although some conference programs do entail a cost. Parking is also free.
The expo, which will offer 40 educational sessions with 45 different speakers, serves as an umbrella event for all aspects of agriculture and agribusiness. Designed to incorporate the industry’s deep traditional roots along with today’s thriving innovations, the expo streamlines the promotion and the expansion of the business of agriculture in South Carolina and beyond.
The Expo offers indoor and outdoor exhibits, including a farm show with a wide variety of equipment, farm products and educational components. It is the only event representing all aspects of agriculture both large and small. It features innovations in agricultural, equipment, education, commodity spotlights, feedstocks, special guest speakers, economic developers, producers, value-added enterprises, youth development, and more.
The expo begins Wednesday with the Commissioner’s Breakfast at 8 a.m. and a Farmer Appreciation Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The keynote speaker at the farmer’s breakfast will be Dr. Ron Prestage, owner and operator of Prestage Farms.
Tickets for the commissioner’s breakfast are $35. Admission to the farmer’s appreciation breakfast is free.
Also held in conjunction with the expo are SC Specialty Growers Association Annual Meeting, the Carolina Hemp Conference, and Confined Animal Manure Managers Conference.
The day is filled with educational programming, visiting exhibitors and connecting with leading agriculturalist. Programming is available for field crop farmers, fruit and vegetable producers and women in agriculture and agribusiness.
The day concludes with the “Taste of S.C.” which begins at 6:15 p.m., an outstanding southern culture experience to tasting the finest foods produced in S.C. Tickets are $25.
For additional information, visit www.scagribizexpo.com.