Registration is open for our 2023 summer professional development opportunities. These in-person workshops will equip you with the tools necessary for integrating agriculture into your instruction. Each workshop will include a farm tour, lunch and hands-on instruction where participants will hear from industry experts and receive resources to use in the classroom immediately. The cost to attend is $25. Participants will receive a certificate to present to their home district for renewal credit.
OPTIONAL COURSE – A participant may choose ONE workshop to complete additional assignments for to earn 20 renewal credits for our SCDE-approved course. Participants may attend multiple workshops, but may only take the SCDE-approved course once throughout the summer. For more information, or to indicate your interest in the SCDE-approved course, please email Jill Jeffords.
(Please note that each registration is separate. To sign up for multiple workshops, you must complete a registration for each.)
Click on the title below to register. Workshops are $25 each plus Eventbrite fees.
|June 15||10 am - 4 pm||John de la Howe School for Agriculture|
|June 20||10 am - 4 pm||Titan Farms|
|July 12||10 am - 4 pm||McCall Farms|
|July 25||10 am - 4 pm||Webb Wildlife Management Area|
**Each workshop will include a farm tour, lunch, and hands-on instruction where participants will hear from industry experts and receive resources to use in the classroom immediately.
John De La Howe (McCormick) – Did you know there is SC Governor’s School for AGRICULTURE? At JDLH, students are immersed in the industry throughout the curriculum as well as in their after school activities. During this workshop, you will learn more about what JDLH offers students AND teachers across the state!
Titan Farms (Edgefield) – Do you know what’s sweeter than a Georgia peach? A South Carolina one! Titan Farms is located in Ridge Spring, South Carolina and their main passion is peaches. Learn about how Titan grows and harvests peaches on over 6,000 acres of land.
McCall Farms (Florence) – Oh Glory! McCall Farms cans some of the top brands that you see in your grocery stores today. With a rich history of canning since 1954, learn how South Carolina fresh vegetables are grown, packaged, and distributed to stores around the country. Space is limited for this workshop.
Webb Wildlife Management Area (Hampton) – A blackwater wonderland that sits along the Savannah River in Hampton County, the Webb center offers many educational opportunities as well as public recreation. Learn more about wildlife habitat preservation and why this is so important to farmers!