SC Agritourism Association
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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 TODS SCDA application submission is April 30.
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.
SC Farm Hikes
Do you have walking/hiking trails on your farm? SC Farm Hikes is a new agritourism program encouraging the public to hit the trail on farms across the state. If your farm would like to join this program, fill out the registration form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.