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SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo set for January 13-14, 2016

web posted November 2, 2015

STATE - The South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo will be held January 13-14, 2016 at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, SC, reports John W. Parris, director of the SC Agri-News Service. The Expo will be opened from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 13, and 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 14.  The Civic Center is located at 3300 West Radio Drive near Florence.                                                                              

Farmers and other agribusiness officials from throughout South Carolina and the southeast are expected to attend the Expo to observe a large display of twenty-first century farm equipment and products, attend educational classes and hear the forecast for agriculture in 2016.
Emphasizing the theme Efficiency and Effectiveness on the Farm, the Expo will feature a Small Farmer Symposium and other educational sessions including Understanding the Cattle Industry and the latest in Agricultural Technology.
Lunch will be a major highlight of the Expo each day featuring for the first time the SC Fresh on the Menu Food Truck Rodeo.
Wednesday, January 13th, has been designated as Youth Day for FFA and 4-H members and other young people interested in learning about the nation’s top industry and pursuing one of the more than 300 careers in the science, business or technology of Agriculture.
A ‘Taste of South Carolina’ event is scheduled for Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM and will feature some of the finest and healthiest food from local farms and industries throughout the state.
State Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers will discuss the Outlook for Agriculture in 2016 at the Commissioner’s Breakfast on Thursday morning.
The title sponsors for the Expo are ArborOne Farm Credit Association, John Deere, SC Farm Bureau, and Scoular who are anxious to spotlight the Agricultural Industry.
“The AgriBiz and Farm Expo is an outstanding educational event farmers and other agriculturalists from throughout South Carolina should plan to attend,” Parris said.   
Visit www.SCAgriBizExpo.com  for additional information and to preregister for the various functions.

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