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FLORENCE — The third Annual South Carolina AgriBiz & Farm Expo is set for Jan. 14-15, 2015, at the Florence Civic Center in Florence.

Plan to spend two days taking in the two mini conferences as well as all the other educational sessions.

On Wednesday, join Jackie Moore, the South Carolina agritourism director, for the S.C. Agritourism Conference and Association Meeting. Moore, along with other industry professionals, will inform you on the value and potential that agritourism can bring to your farm no matter the size.

Then check out the Combine Optimization Clinics that your preferred brands will conduct at their booths from 10:30-11:30am. There will also be a Confined Animal Manure Management training session from 12:30-2 p.m. and the Hay Equipment Optimization Clinics from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

The educational sessions for Wednesday will conclude with the Precision Ag Data Management Clinic from 5:15-6:30 p.m. It will feature “Decision Making Using Crop Yield Data” and “Data Imagery Potential with Agricultural USA.”

Also on Wednesday, Clemson CAFLS will host the SC AgriBiz Youth Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for those young agriculture enthusiasts. This will be a great opportunity for them to get some insight into the many different aspects of agriculture and the different companies and groups that are involved. They will also get a better understanding of how to get prepared for a career in agriculture.

Stay for Thursday and get a full day of exhibitor demonstrations. Plus the Small Farmer Mini Conference will be held from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., focusing on on Resources and Markets for Emerging Agricultural and Food Entrepreneurs. There will be a special guest speaker featured by South Carolina Farm Bureau from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Then at 2:30 p.m., join Buz Kloot for “Benefits of Improving Soil Health.”

With the expo being in its third year, expect more education, innovations and connections. Daily admission is $5. For more information on these and other activities taking place during the expo, visit scagribizexpo.com.

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