SC Agritourism Association 2019
Join… the only association dedicated to promoting and marketing South Carolina Agritourism Farms! We seek to: Educate agritourism operations in an effort to create sustainable activities and attractions. Encourage the highest standards in hospitality and tourism initiatives. Facilitate economic growth by promoting and fostering increased agriculture-based tourism throughout South Carolina. Advocate proactively on behalf of Agritourism operations within state-level organizations.
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SCAA Annual Conference 2019
Annual Conference will be held January 28 & 29, 2019. This year’s event will be held on beautiful Seabrook Island at St. Christopher Conference Center. The 2-day conference will include excellent networking opportunities, evening receptions, an action-packed group bus tour to select Lowcountry Farms, special guest keynote speakers, a variety of discussion topics on current agritourism trends, round table and breakout sessions, vendor showcases, door prizes and much more!
Register at Eventbrite.com where you can register for the conference, reserve a room and pay your 2019 SCAA membership dues (SCAA Members enjoy special discounts on the Conference). Seating for the bus tour is limited so purchase your tickets now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-carolina-agritourism-association-2019-annual-conference-tickets-50637883272
Remember, SCAA Members enjoy special discounts on the Conference. You can join or renew your SCAA Membership at checkout! Simply select your desired ticket(s) and hotel room(s), then enter your personal and payment information, finally select the Membership option that is best for you and it will be added to your total.
The South Carolina General Assembly has approved legislation creating the Agritourism and Tourist Oriented Directional Signage Program, commonly referred to as the TODS program.
TODS is a program that allows tourism and agritourism-oriented facilities to have directional signing placed in the highway right-of-way. The program is a cooperative effort between the SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) and the SC Department of Agriculture (SCDA). Designed to promote agritourism and tourist-oriented facilities in rural areas, the program provides directional signing from the closest primary route, a designated SC or US route.
The SCDA and the SCPRT are responsible for promoting the program and screening businesses to ensure that they qualify to participate in the program. The screening process is referred to as “pre-approval.” Deadline for the Pre-approval Application submission is April 30, 2019.
SCDOT’s authorized agent, South Carolina Logos, Inc., is responsible for administering the program and fabricating and installing all program signs. Businesses must submit final applications to SCDOT after receiving pre-approval to participate in the program from the Department of Agriculture or Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The final application is to be reviewed and approved or rejected by the TODS program oversight committee as required by section 57-25-8 of the South Carolina Code of laws.