The South Carolina Agricultural Council is holding its Spring Agricultural Tour on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

The daylong tour of Saluda County will include visits to Watsonia Farms (vegetables and peaches), Amick Farms (poultry feed mill and storage), The Nut House (pecans), Yon Family Farms (Angus cattle), and Hickory Hill Farm (dairy with on farm processing).

Lunch will be provided at Juniper Restaurant in Ridge Spring.

Participant check-in will be at 8:00 a.m. at the South Carolina Farm Bureau, 724 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, S.C. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. and return to the Farm Bureau building by 5:00 p.m. Parking for the tour participants will be behind the Farm Bureau Building in the parking lot across the street.

Due to bus seating, the tour will be limited to 47 people, so pre-registration is required The deadline to register is Friday, April 16, 2010. The tour is open to the public until the bus seating is filled, with priority given to Council members and their guests.

Cost of the tour is $30 for members of the South Carolina Agricultural Council and $40 for non-members which includes lunch, beverages, and snacks.

To reserve a space on the tour, send your name, phone number along with a check made payable to the South Carolina Agriculture Council and mail to: South Carolina Agriculture Council, P.O. Box 2683, Columbia, S.C. 29202.

For more information about the Ag Council tour, contact Roy Copelan at 803-734-9806 or scbeef@scda.sc.gov or Steve Slice, at 803-806-3843 or Steve.Slice@sc.usda.gov.