For the first time, the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo will include a two-day Carolina Hemp Conference to address all facets of this burgeoning new crop for the Carolinas.
The 8th annual SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo is set for Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 15 – 16 at the Florence Center in Florence, S.C. In addition to hemp production, the 2020 expo will focus on various ways of handling challenges on the farm as well as numerous means and methods to address diversity in today’s farming operation.
In keeping with the expo’s theme of “thriving through innovation,” the Carolina Hemp Conference is designed to answer all questions current or would be hemp producers may have. Hemp presentation topics will include subjects relative to production, diseases, crop insurance, processing, packaging, marketing and how this new commodity will be regulated.
The expo will kick off with a Farmer Appreciation Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15 followed by an informative general session, educational classes, and trade show beginning at 10 a.m.
The Taste of SC will conclude Wednesday activities and run from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Florence Center. Tickets are $25. “This is an outstanding opportunity to network and visit with ag leaders and agribusiness supporters,” says show coordinator Miriam Pflug.
On Thursday, January 16, South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers will kick off the day with the annual Commissioner’s Breakfast at 8 a.m. Commissioner Weathers will bring ag news from around the state and address changes and the future of agriculture in South Carolina.
For more information, go to the expo website at www.scagribizexpo.com.