Convention Information

2017 SUMMER CONVENTION INFORMATION

The 2017 joint summer convention with the SC Seedsmen’s Association will be held July 27 - 29 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Head, SC.
An informative, enjoyable, and relaxing convention is being planned for the entire family. See additional information and agenda below.

 

We hope that you will be able to attend the 2017 convention. Unfortunately, meeting costs like all other costs have increased this year and we need your help more than ever to keep registration costs for attendees reasonable. As a convention contributor, your firm will receive sponsorship credit in the convention program, receive recognition at the sponsored events, and be recognized in the 2017-2018 SCFAA Directory, the SC Seedsmen’s Association’s newsletter and on the SCFAA’s and SC Seedsmen’s Association’s websites.

Contribution Levels

Platinum ($1,000+)
Gold ($501 to $999)
Silver ($301 to $500)
Bronze ($151 to $300)
Patron ($76 to $150)
Supporter (Under $75)

 

Contributions may be made by entering the amount you would like to contribute and paying securely with your credit card.
Payment with checks may be sent to SCFAA PO Box 6126, Anderson, SC 29623.

Phone: 864-650-5306

 

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17th Annual Summer Convention Information
SC Fertilizer & Agrichemicals Association
- SC Seedsmen’s Association
July 27 - July 29 -Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Head, SC

The 2017 convention will be held July 27 - 29 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa.   An informative, enjoyable, and relaxing convention is being planned for the whole family. 
 
As in the past we will have our normal convention program beginning with a social Thursday evening. We will have a “Technology Workshop” Friday July 28th from 9:30 am – 4 pm.  Recertification credits for Certified Crop advisors and pesticide applicators will be available. Other Friday events include registration from 2 – 5 pm, the Clemson Round Table Discussion at 4 pm and a social and banquet on Friday evening.  Saturday morning’s business meeting from 8:30 – 11:30 am will be followed by a golf outing on Saturday afternoon and a social, seafood dinner and entertainment on Saturday evening. 

Hotel Registration:  To reserve your room at the Mariott Resort & Spa:  Call 843-686-8400.  The deadline for room reservations is Friday, June 30, 2017.    When calling be sure to mention that you are attending the SCSA/SCFAA (SC Seedsmen and SC Fertilizer/Agrichemical) Conference to get the special group rate of $185.  You will be required to guarantee your reservation with a credit card. 
   
Meeting Registration:  The deadline for advanced registration is Monday, July 17, 2017.  After July 17, attendees are subject to late registration fees.  Advance registrants will receive a confirmation letter the week before the convention, and will be able to pick up their registration packets on Friday, July 28, 2 – 5 p.m.  On-site registration will also be held from 8 – 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 29. 

Registration Information:  Please call 864-650-5306 or email scfaa@bellsouth.net and we will send you a registration form.
                                                                                 
Technology Workshop:  We are looking forward to our Technology Workshop on Friday July 28nd.   This is a unique opportunity for retailers, certified crop advisors, crop consultants, farmers and extension workers to gain valuable information on new technologies and new research.  The program will start at 9:30 am and conclude by 4 pm.   Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear this valuable information and earn up to six CCA and pesticide re-certification credits. 

Tech Workshop Agenda:
“To be announced

A box lunch will be served.   We would like for you to attend the entire convention but you may attend the workshop without registering for the other convention events.   The registration for the workshop is $50.  Please complete and return the registration form to SCSA Convention, PO Box 11173, Columbia, SC 29211.

Research Roundtable:  Clemson University will hold a roundtable discussion on agricultural research at Clemson and other important issues at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 28.  All attendees are invited to attend this informative session.

Saturday Breakfast and Business Program:  Speakers for the Saturday morning  include: TBA.

Golf Tournament: 
A captain’s choice tournament will be held on Saturday afternoon.  The greens and cart fees will be paid by those participating.  The Golf Chairman will make the pairings.  Please indicate on the registration form members of your family planning to play golf and include their handicap.
Attire:  The appropriate dress will be business casual (sport shirts/knit shirts and slacks for the men, and dress shorts/sun dresses for the ladies). 

PROGRAM AGENDA
Thursday                  
6:30 - 7:30 pm             Drop-in Reception
Friday
9:30 - 4:00 pm             Technology Workshop 
2:00 - 5:30 pm             Convention Registration
3:00 - 4:00 pm             SCSA Board Meeting
4:00 - 5:30 pm             Clemson Research Roundtable
6:30 - 7:30 pm             Opening Reception
7:30 - 9:30 pm             Dinner – Seedsmen’s Awards Banquet
Saturday
8:00 - 9:00 am             Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 am             Registration
9:00 - 9:30 am             SCSA Business Session
9:30 - 11:30am            General Business Session
9:30 - 11:30pm            Partner’s Program
12:30 - 5:00 pm           Golf Tournament
6:30 - 7:30 pm             Reception
7:30 - 10:30 pm           Dinner/Entertainment and fun for the entire family!
Sunday
11:00 am                     Check out of the Hotel

Questions:  Contact Mike Watkins  864-650-5306  scfaa@bellsouth.net

Thank you in advance for your generous support of the Association’s summer convention. Please make plans to attend the meeting in Hilton Head.. We look forward to seeing you there.

Phone: 864-650-5306 | Email: SCFAA