Kyle E. Player, Executive Director 

Hannah Arndt, Program Coordinator


The Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE), an initiative by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, is an umbrella organization that capitalizes on opportunities in the fields of agriculture, agricultural research, and entrepreneurship.

Overall, ACRE seeks to provide additional economic prosperity for SC agribusiness from within the state and from across the globe. ACRE will house a unique research platform devoted to addressing specific challenges for industries that can provide more market opportunities to South Carolina agribusinesses and farmers.