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SC Department of Agriculture - ACRE

In 2017, the South Carolina General Assembly designated funding to promote agribusiness in SC.
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture used that funding to create the Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship. Thus far, ACRE has awarded over $888,500 to 81 agricultural entrepreneurs, funded several industry-driven research projects and led dozens of business workshops throughout the state.

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SARE - Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

Supporting the family farm, promoting conservation, and strengthening communities through sustainable agriculture strategies.

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Earth People Farms

A family owned and operated micro farm on St. Helena Island, SC. We farm in the tradition of our beloved African, Gullah/Geechee ancestors.

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Penn Center Historic District

The campus of the former Penn School, one of the nation’s first schools for formerly enslaved people, is one of the most significant African American institutions in existence today. This historic and cultural institution is a National Historic Landmark District and comprises two of the four sites in Reconstruction Era National Park.

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SC State University - 1890 Research & Extension

SC State shares the historic mission of our nation’s land-grant universities to provide education, research and outreach services for the benefit of our state, nation and larger world. If you are a scientist, researcher, entrepreneur/small businessperson, farmer, economic developer, non-profit representative, educator or simply a concerned citizen, we invite you to study the list below for information on how you can quickly access our research, outreach and economic development entities.

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Bowman Vineyards

Our journey began in the late 1720s at the Oakman Branch Road as cotton farmers. This highly fertile land was passed down in the late 2007 to the Bowman family and 14th generation of the Henderson family. Bowman Vineyards cultivates and harvests several varieties of muscadines on our Oakman Branch Road farm land. Wine is produced and bottled on our Augusta Highway site. The sandy soil and hot weather in this coastal region of South Carolina makes for the ideal environment to farm a wide variety of muscadines. We cultivate the land and our children, teaching them to appreciate the gifts of our land so that they will continue this journey.

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South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED)

The South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) is a coalition of individuals and organizations who support the development of healthy and economically sustainable communities throughout South Carolina. Our members work collaboratively to build wealth and create economic opportunity for all SC residents, and many of our efforts are focused on minority communities and other groups who have been left out of the economic mainstream.

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