Supporting the food system of Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York Counties and the Catawba Indian Nation

Catawba Farm and Food Coalition

Catawba Indian Nation 

2019 Farmer Workshop Series

We are excited to partner with Clemson University to offer a series of farmer workshops to help you start, grow and expand your farm business!

Social Media Bootcamp - Cancelled

Learn how to grow your farm business through the power of social media. Participants can register for one session or both – the farmer panel lunch is included in both!

Saturday, April 27

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fort Lawn Community Center

5554 Main Street

Fort Lawn, SC 29714


General Public - Beginning Session: $15.00
General Public - Advanced Session: $15.00
General Public - Both Sessions: $25.00
SCNBFP Participant: All Sessions Free

Beginner Session (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
(Target Audience: None to limited social media experience, Instructor: Jessica Cody)

  • How Social Media can help your farm business
  • How to build a Facebook Page
  • Social Media Advertisement 101

Farmer Panel Lunch (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)

Hear from farmers who are utilizing social media to
promote their farm business and ask questions!

Advanced Session (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
(Target Audience: Farmers interested in taking their social media presence to the next level, Instructor: Eric Dunn)

  • Advanced Social Media (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Google my Business and YEXT Local Business Listings
  • Tips and Tricks to make Social Media easier

Register at the button below by Tuesday, April 22, 2019.  Questions? Contact us.

Pastured Poultry Workshop

This on-farm workshop is for farmers new to pastured poultry, those considering adding poultry as an enterprise, or experienced growers looking for production tips! Both egg and meat production will be covered.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sharon Hill Farm

1393 Highway 97

Sharon, SC 29742

Topics Covered:

  • Chicken Breed Selection
  • Pest and Predator Control
  • Housing
  • Health + Care
  • Pasture Management
  • Processing
  • Marketing


  • Matt and Gina Decker (Sharon Hill Farm)
  • Matt and Kelly Watson (Watson Farms)


General Public - $15.00
SCNBFP Participant: Free

Register by Friday, May 3, 2019 at the link below. You can also register by phone at 803-385-6181 or e-mail.

Farm Accounting + Quickbooks

Farm success starts with accurate bookkeeping and accounting! Get your business on the right track with this workshop!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (workshop)
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM (optional one-on-one consultation session “office hours” with the instructor)

Clemson Extension - York County

120 N. Congress Street

York, SC 29745

Part 1: Basics of Farm Accounting (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Statements
  • Parts of the Business
  • Bookkeeping

Part 2: Setting Up QuickBooks (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

  • Learn how to set up QuickBooks for your farm business.

Optional Part 3: One-on-one Consultation (12:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

  • Meet with the instructor to ask questions and get business-specific assistance.


  • Scott Mickey, Clemson Extension Agribusiness


General Public - $20.00
SCNBFP Participant: Free

Register by Monday, May 6, 2019 at the link below. You can also register by phone at 803-385-6181 or e-mail.


Workshop Partners

We are proud to be a regional partner for the Clemson University South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program. Visit their website to learn more and sign-up to be updated on future classes.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2016-70017-25351.

Past Workshop Topics

  • Growing for the Seasons
  • Table for Two - Selling to Restaurants
  • Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Backyard Gardening
  • High Tunnel 101