December 24, 2015
Organizers of the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo set for Jan. 13-14 at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, S.C. are expecting big crowds as farmers plan for a challenging 2016.
“There is something for everyone involved in the agricultural industry or you may simply want to learn more about our great industry. You will see everything from antiques tractors to agricultural drones and everything in between,” said Expo Executive Director Jody Martin, who urges anyone interested in agriculture to attend.
South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers said year after year, the expo has been an exceptional event for showcasing South Carolina agriculture and educating farmers and others about the newest production practices. “You can gain insight into the latest technology and agricultural innovations while networking with trade show exhibitors and other agribusiness leaders. I encourage you to take advantage of this exciting opportunity – you won’t be disappointed,” Weathers said.
The theme of this year’s Expo is “Efficiency and Effectiveness on the Farm.” Martin stressed that the expo will include sessions that will benefit all farmers. Admission is $5 per day.
Among the educational topics covered are:
Managing Price and Production Risk in Tough Times
Optimization Clinics on Sprayers, Hay Equipment and Precision Ag
Data Driven Farming – Making Farm Data Work for You
Lessons from Soil Health Studies
Small and beginning farmers are an important part of the expo and the Small Farmer Symposium will include educational sessions targeted directly to their needs. The Cattle Clinic will provide the latest information for cattle producers with a focus on heifer management and a market outlook.
A key part of the expo is the CAMM Conference where speakers from Clemson’s Confined Animal Manure Manager program team will discuss the benefits of using animal manure to grow crops for on-farm bio diesel and how to make biodiesel from crops grown with manure. This conference will offer five CAMM credit hours.
“The expo will have educational sessions, 140 plus agricultural exhibitors, both inside and outside, and other opportunities to connect with key agricultural leaders that will help every farmer who attends. We have a lot to offer and look forward to a big crowd,” Martin said.
For more information access, the expo website at www.SCAgriBizExpo.com.
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