The South Carolina Agritourism Association is excited to invite you to the upstate for the 2021 SCAA Annual Conference!  The conference will look a bit different this year. It will include 2 days touring outstanding Agritourism farms and feature fantastic educational speakers at each stop.  You have the option to ride the bus or drive your own car.
Conference Schedule
Sunday, January 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Conference Social at our host hotel, Holiday Inn Anderson, 3509 Clemson Blvd, Anderson, SC
Monday, January 25, 2021
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bus Tour: Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South CarolinaChattooga Belle Farm, a  200 acre working farm and event venue located in the shadows of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, and Whispering Pines a licensed Grade A Raw Goat & Sheep milk dairy and cheese making facility.
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Dinner and Networking at Carsons Steak Warehouse & Saloon
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bus Tour: Denver Downs Farm, one of South Carolina’s oldest family owned and operated farms, they hold an annual Fall Festival: Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, National act concerts, special events, weddings, corporate outings and field trips.  Then we will travel to Walker Century Farm / Providence Farm a fourth-generation family farm committed to sustainable agricultural practices that produce healthy food. Next up is Happy Cow Creamery a unique on-the-farm milk bottling operation offering high quality fresh milk directly from its own dairy cows and City Scapes Winery, a small craft winery focused on producing high-quality batches of local, innovative wines where we will enjoy a tour and wine tasting.
Education Topics to include succession planning and farm turnover/legacy, producing virtual farm tours, regenerative tourism, social media, surviving and growing during COVID, inviting hikers to the farm, and much more.
Conference Registration
$100 for SCAA members and $150 for Non-members
Early bird: register by December 24 and receive event t-shirt.
Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scaa-2021-annual-conference-tickets-127711100339
Conference Hotel:
Holiday Inn Anderson, 3509 Clemson Blvd in Anderson, SC.
Group Name: SC Agritourism Association
Group Code: SAA
Cutoff Date: Friday, January 15, 2020
Group Billing Options: Guest is responsible for all charges.
Online Booking link: SC Agritourism Association
Call the hotel directly: 864-226-1000

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:
Jackie Moore, Agritourism Marketing Specialist, SCDA
Cell: 803-394-9831 | jmoore@scda.sc.gov

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Agritourism is growing in South Carolina as farmers find that it is a viable option to bring additional income to their family farm. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is dedicated to marketing these farms by listing them on SCFarmFun.org.

If you would like all of your Agritourism activities listed on the website, please download the Agritourism Farm Profile and return to SCDA at the address on the form.


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