FLORENCE, S.C. — The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo, located in Florence, SC is the place to be for the 8th annual Expo. There will be a great lineup of programming, speakers, exhibitors, hands on activities, great food and lots of information to gather.
Make plans to attend the Expo at the Florence Center, located at 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence, SC, on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16, 2020. The Expo kicks off with the Farmer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, January 15th at 8:30am, followed by the keynote speaker presentation. The 2020 keynote speaker will be Dr. Ron Prestage who will engage everyone. Every farmer should make plans to attend this session. The trade show floor will open at 10am, providing an opportunity to connect with suppliers and see new products.
(Dr. Ron Prestage, photo provided by SC AgriBiz)
Dr. Ron Prestage, DVM, is a hog and turkey farmer and owner/president of Prestage Farms. Dr. Prestage is no stranger to agriculture and Carolina farmers. An engaging and dynamic speaker, Prestage will share challenges and opportunities in the agricultural and agribusiness industry. He is a true impact player in the agribusiness industry both in the Carolinas and around the country. His discussion will address key environmental battles, animal welfare, commodity markets, and effects of urban sprawl. He will also discuss some exciting industry expansion projects and future opportunities for farmers. Dr. Prestage will share lots of insight, wisdom, experience and humor on his successes and challenges in the business of Agriculture! Plan to attend this special session at the Expo and pass the word. You do not what to miss this!
After breakfast and the keynote presentation, the Expo presents several different tracks so there is something for everyone. The lineup includes a Forestry Track, Fruit, Veggies and Alternative Track as well as the Carolina Hemp Conference, a two-day conference, the Women in Ag program and CAMM certification classes.
And to top off a great Expo, there will be the outstanding Taste of South Carolina on Wednesday evening and the Commissioner’s Breakfast, Thursday, January 16. Visit the website at www.scagribizexpo.com</ to obtain your tickets for these events. As in previous years, the Expo general admission is free and open to all.
The Expo includes something for everyone. Mark your calendar, purchase your special events tickets and see you Wednesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 16th.
—Miriam Pflug, SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo