See all the reasons why AgAmerica looked forward to the first time attending South Carolina’s Big Farm Show.
The Big Farm Show is aptly named; to those in agriculture in South Carolina, the Show is a big deal. Held in conjunction with the South Carolina Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting, the Show brings together area farmers, state and federal ag industries and ag-centric businesses for two days of meetings, educational sessions and the exhibition of products and services. AgAmerica Lending Correspondent Cameron Flowers attended the 9th Big Farm Show, December 1 and 2, at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. Read below to discover the best reasons to attend the Show.
Reason #1 to Attend the Big Farm Show: Meeting SC’s Men and Women of Ag
The main draw of any ag show is to meet the people who are out in the field, pasture, barn, or orchard every day. Since the trade show coincides with the Annual Meeting of the SC Farm Bureau, there were over 1,000 growers from all over South Carolina in attendance. Getting to speak with the men and women of South Carolina agriculture is a good way to get to the heart of what’s going on in the industry.
The Big Farm Show also offered a diverse look at South Carolina’s varied ag industry. Representatives from various ag sectors—row crops, forestry, horticulture, and livestock—were in attendance.
Reason #2 to Attend the Big Farm Show: Educational Sessions
The educational sessions are one of the many reasons to attend the Big Farm Show. Generally, these sessions are put on by experts in the field: scientists, researchers and Extension specialists with area colleges and universities. Other presentations deal with policies and regulations, and may be presented by government representatives or the Farm Bureau. This year’s Show featured information on topics like Livestock Antibiotic Issues, the Food Safety Modernization Act, and Fuel Tax Recordkeeping.
Reason #3 to Attend the Big Farm Show: the Trade Show
Vendors that provide ag-centric services or goods are happy for the opportunity to get their brand before so many in the ag industry. Growers and producers could see the latest in innovations and technologies for the materials and services they utilize to grow their crops or raise their livestock every day. AgAmerica Lending hosted a booth with the aim of meeting the faces of South Carolina’s ag industry, and to share our great loan programs and services.
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Cameron Flowers is a 7th generation South Carolinian having been born and raised in Aynor, South Carolina. He grew up working on his family’s tobacco and swine farm, and in high school won both the state FFA soil judging and farm business management competitions.