Good Farming

Our Good Farming initiative supports sustainable agriculture and is designed to grow and connect our local food system by training new farmers, supporting existing farm businesses and educating consumers on the importance of our local growers, producers, and the businesses that support them.

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture (AGR201) is a new course offered at Trident Tech utilizing the curriculum that we used for years in our Growing New Farmers Program. Transferring the program to Trident allows this important training program to be offered more widely and affordably than ever before. After successfully hosting its first class in 2020 with instructor Brian Wheat, the course continues to be offered each Fall semester. The class can be taken independently or with other courses to earn a Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture. Weekly lectures are held online, with in-person field experience on local farms each Friday morning. Upon completion, Lowcountry Local First is here to help connect you with the local agriculture community, including apprenticeship opportunities.

Applications for the Fall 2022 Semester have closed and the program is underway. To learn more about 2023 opportunities, contact Tony Bertauski at 843.574.6278 or tony.bertauski@tridenttech.edu.

Good Farming work includes:

Eat Drink Local Month

Eat Drink Local Month is our annual public awareness campaign (May) to focus attention on local growers, fishermen and restaurants.

Intro to Sustainable Ag

Aspiring farmers and food system leaders are provided foundational knowledge and experiential training to support your journey in sustainable agriculture and food systems. An online course is offered in partnership with Trident Tech.

Farm Fresh Food Guide

An online, interactive guide to the markets, producers, CSAs, and growers across the Lowcountry, updated annually.

Regional Agricultural Listserv

This digital listserv connects more than 400 farmers, ranchers, food system leaders, policy makers, and farming support agencies with information about farming in the Lowcountry.