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International Marketing Seminar Coming to State Farmers Market

South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Hugh Weathers, Commissioner
Media Contact: Aaron Wood, 803-734-2182,



COLUMBIA, SC– The Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture are hosting the 2014 Expand Into International Markets Seminar on Thursday, July 17 at the Phillips Market Center at the State Farmers Market.

Are you already exporting? Schedule a one-on-one meeting between 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. with SUSTA staff to discuss your company’s international marketing plan. Companies that are new to exporting can attend the afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. A network of speakers will explain how to export food and agricultural products and what technical and cost-share assistance is available to benefit small businesses.

SUSTA is a non-profit agricultural export trade development association comprised of the Departments of Agriculture of the 15 southern states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Association’s programs and services assist exporters of high-value food and agricultural products.

There is no cost for the event. To register for a one-on-one meeting or the seminar, contact Katie Heidkamp at 803-734-5229 or The State Farmers Market is located at 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, SC 29172.

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