Convention Information

2018 SUMMER CONVENTION INFORMATION

The 2018 joint summer convention with the SC Seedsmen’s Association will be held July 29 - August 1, 2018 at the Sonesta Resort, 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 2018 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 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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18th Annual Summer Convention Information
SC Fertilizer & Agrichemicals Association
- SC Seedsmen’s Association
July 29 - August 1 -Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head, SC

The 2018 convention will be held July 29 - August 1 (Sunday - Wednesday) at the Sonesta ResortHilton Head.   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 Sunday evening. We will have a “Technology Workshop” Monday July 30th from 12 pm – 4 pm.  Recertification credits for Certified Crop advisors and pesticide applicators will be available. Other Monday events include registration from 2 – 5 pm, the Clemson Round Table Discussion at 4 pm and a social and banquet on Monday evening.  Tuesday morning’s business meeting from 8:30 – 11:30 am will be followed by a golf outing on Tuesday afternoon and a social, seafood dinner and entertainment on Tuesday evening. 

Hotel Registration:  To reserve your room at the Sonesta Resort:  Call 843-842-2400.  The deadline for room reservations is Thursday, June 28, 2018 by 5 pm.    When calling be sure to mention that you are attending the 0729SEEDSM (SC Seedsmen and SC Fertilizer/Agrichemical) Conference to get the special group rate of $199 plus taxes and $10 resort fees..  You will be required to guarantee your reservation with a credit card. 
   
Meeting Registration:  The deadline for advanced registration is Monday, July 18, 2018.  After July 18, 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 Monday, July 30, 2 – 5 p.m.  On-site registration will also be held from 8 – 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31. 

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 Monday July 30nd.   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 12 pm 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

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 $25.  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 Monday July 30.  All attendees are invited to attend this informative session.

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

Golf Tournament: 
A captain’s choice tournament will be held on Tuesday 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
Sunday                  
6:30 - 7:30 pm             Drop-in Reception
Monday
12:00 - 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
Tuesday
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!
Wednesday
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