2020 SCAA Annual Conference
January 27 – 28, 2020 | Rock Hill, South Carolina
The South Carolina Agritourism Association is excited to invite you to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the 2020 SCAA Annual Conference! The conference will be sure to have something for everyone – from those thinking about incorporating agritourism into their business to those who have been providing agritourism experiences for years! Purchase your ticket and pay your 2020 SCAA Membership at Eventbrite!
New for 2020
Sunday Night Warm Up – Everyone attending the full conference, including the bus tour, is invited to join us for an evening pub crawl social on Sunday, January 26! Enjoy local food, brews, and sweets as we explore Rock Hill’s award-winning downtown.
Monday Night Social – Relax and get to know your fellow farmers at this social. Enjoy some adult beverages while feasting on food from local producers at our conference hotel.
Both of these great networking events are included in your registration!
The Bus Tour is Back!
The ever-popular bus tour of farms will take place on Monday, January 27 and will include stops at Tatanka Bison Ranch, Black’s Peaches, Windy Hill Orchard and Cidery, and Penny Family Farm. View area agritourism operations up-close and get your questions answered – farmer to farmer!
On Tuesday, January 28 we will have professional development sessions covering a wide array of topics including working with schools, zoning and working with local government, mastering the social media beast and dealing with negative feedback, and hosting events on your property just to name a few!
Staybridge Suites Rock Hill
493 Galleria Blvd
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Conference Hotel Rate: $104.00/night
If you are staying overnight you will need to book a hotel room on your own at this link:
https://www.ihg.com/staybridge/hotels/us/en/rock-hill/rkhgb/hoteldetail. Use group code SCA for the group rate of $104.00/night. This rate is good until December 30, 2019 so book soon!
Remember, SCAA Members enjoy special discounts on the Conference. You can join or renew your SCAA Membership here at checkout! Simply select your desired ticket(s) and enter your personal and payment information, then select the Membership option that is best for you and it will be added to your total.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pre-Conference Warm-Up Social
Downtown Rock Hill, SC
Monday, January 27, 2020
8:30 AM – 4:40 PM
York County Farm Bus Tour (4 tour stops plus lunch)
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Monday Night Social at the Conference Hotel
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Conference Educational Sessions at Conference Hotel
|Conference and Farm Tour
Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28
Tuesday, January 28
If you have any questions or need additional information please contact:
Jackie Moore, Agritourism Marketing Specialist, SCDA
We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 SCAA Conference!
SC Agritourism Association 2020
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.
Application available 2020app!
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.
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.