South Carolina New and Beginning Farmers Program

The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmers Program (SCNBFP) is focused on enabling new and beginning farmers to be successful, productive, and innovative members of their local agricultural community by providing them with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs; sound business managers; exemplary stewards of SWAPA (soil, water, air, plants, and animals), and successful marketers of the unique products they create; and, perhaps most importantly, individuals who have a sense of pride and quality of life as a result of their investment and participation in the South Carolina agricultural community.  
The program objectives are: 

  • Teach fundamentals of farm business management and provide exposure to more advanced topics.
  • Increase participant familiarity with the SC Conservation Partnership.
  • Help beginning farmers to better understand their personal and professional goals, values and motivations.
  • Encourage the development of thoughtful business plans.
  • Provide experiential learning through real-world application.
  • Provide contact with willing, able mentors.
  • Provide immersion experiences for some participants

The three year program, which began October 2010, provides workshops, farm tours, business/entrepreneurial training and internship opportunities for up to 36 participants per year.

Contact South Carolina New and Beginning Farmers Program

Karen Woolsey
Program Assistant
South Carolina
Phone: 803.788.5700


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • South Carolina

Office Locaters

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