Event Details

The Landowner Resources Workshops are designed to teach landowners about USDA NRCS funding programs available to enhance their land, expand market opportunities, how to increase profitability, starting an agricultural business, agri-heritage tourism, conservation planning, and the EQUIP/CSP application process & implementation.

This workshop will cover:

  • Eligibility
  • Funding available
  • Project supported: reseeding, seasonal high tunnels, irrigation, fencing, livestock systems, and more!
  • Application Process and Implementation

Limited capacity; therefore, registration is required to attend.


  • Ken Harvin (Program Associate/Rural Prosperity Coordinator at SCACED)

    Ken Harvin

    Program Associate/Rural Prosperity Coordinator at SCACED

    Mr. Harvin has spent twenty years as a community development practitioner in Communities of Color addressing the issue of social inequality using community-building and -organizing principles. Mr. Harvin graduated from Scott’s Branch High School in the historic civil rights community of Summerton, SC and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corp. Mr. Harvin holds a masters’ degree in nonprofit management with a specialization in community development finance from the New School for Public Engagement, Milano School of International Affairs, and Management and Urban Policy. As a practitioner, Mr. Harvin has consulted with nonprofits, community action agencies and public charter schools in urban and rural environments to build organization capacity to effect change at the individual and community level. Among his accomplishments are the securing of multiple federal and state awards for community development projects.

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    Kelly Herrera

    District Conservationist at USDA - NRCS

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  • Russell Hubright (Forester/Forest Management Chief at South Carolina Forestry Commission)

    Russell Hubright

    Forester/Forest Management Chief at South Carolina Forestry Commission


    In 1986 Russell graduated with a Forest Management Degree from Clemson University. He has been a forester with the South Carolina Forestry Commission for over 36 years.

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  • Kyle Player (Executive Director of SC Department of Agriculture ACRE)

    Kyle Player

    Executive Director of SC Department of Agriculture ACRE

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  • Keisha Rainey (Local Produce Safety Coordinator at Carolina Farm Stewardship Association)

    Keisha Rainey

    Local Produce Safety Coordinator at Carolina Farm Stewardship Association


    Originally from Denver, Colorado, Keisha moved to Columbia, South Carolina, as an adolescent. She completed a degree in business administration from Newberry College. Keisha has experience in the foodservice industry, financial institutions, and assisting different industries in running their business operations.

    In 2019, she found her passion when working for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. There Keisha held several titles, including fruit and vegetable inspector, peanut grader supervisor, GAP consultant, and hemp compliance inspector.

    She lives in Lexington, South Carolina, and enjoys the diversity agriculture offers as well as engaging with farmers and being part of helping them be successful. In addition to joining CFSA, Keisha has also been accepted to the Palmetto Leadership Program for the Environment, Agriculture, and Forestry through Clemson University.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her significant other, Jason, their 12-year-old son, Timmy, along their two fur children, Sanford and Mattie in Lexington, South Carolina. They enjoy working in their beginner garden, watching movies, NASCAR races, and eating good food.

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    Justin Roller

    Food Hub Manager at Swamp Rabbit Cafe

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  • Brian Wheat (Business Consultant at SC Small Business Development Center)

    Brian Wheat

    Business Consultant at SC Small Business Development Center


    Driven leader inspiring life-long stewards of the environment through varied partnerships, diverse networks, volunteer efforts, educational endeavors, and personal convictions. SC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) serves to advance South Carolina’s economic development by helping entrepreneurs grow successful businesses with free support.

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