The South Carolina agribusiness industry is responsible for nearly 200,000 jobs with an estimated impact of $34 billion and is the driving force in South Carolina’s economy. The SC Agribiz & Farm Expo is designed to bring individuals and organizations together to promote this rapidly growing industry.
Make plans now to attend this extraordinary event being held at the Florence Civic Center of Florence, South Carolina from Wednesday, January 16th through Friday, January 18th, 2013. Back by Hugh Weathers, S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture and supported by the S.C. Department of Agriculture among numerous other affiliates, partners and sponsors, the SC Agribiz & Farm Expo is projected to be the largest SC event of it’s kind.
Covering all aspects of agriculture, the event will focus on agricultural equipment, education, commodity spotlights, feed stocks, value-added enterprise, youth development, industry-specific exhibits, and activities. This event will also provide an opportunity for agribusiness men and women to network and discuss the issues of today, what was learned from problems of the past, and planting innovative seeds of the future.
“Agriculture is the foundation of the agribusiness industry and the bright spot in our struggling economy. We have a year-round growing season, fertile soil, productive farms and experienced farmers. Our state is located within a 24-hour reach of 100 million people and we have a ready workforce. Companies want to invest where they can enhance their competitiveness and profitability. South Carolina is that place. The S.C. Agribiz & Farm Expo will help spread the word.”
-S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture, Hugh Weathers
Participants can register for lectures in subjects such as: sustainable agriculture, education in PrecisionAg, and much more. The advisory council has also announced the “Taste the Experience of SC Agribiz” reception. The reception will highlight folks who have been presented numerous awards that essentially tie into the agribusiness community. Invitations will be sent to: S.C. State legislators and agribusiness industry leaders who will have the opportunity to see the full spectrum of SC agriculture and also how it is highlighted through many dishes cooked and served by some of the greatest SC chefs.
Florence Civic Center / SMG
3300 West Radio Drive
Florence, SC 29501