Farmland Conversion Consultants, located in Aiken, S.C., likes big, collaborative projects. That’s just what they got when they took on a project converting 1,900-acres of trees and scrubland into a fully functioning vegetable farm.
The company, which is focused on growing agriculture throughout the state of South Carolina, recognized that there is a shortage of open land for farming. Fresh vegetable costs in the region are higher due to the lack of locally grown produce – much of it is imported. Though the soils in the state are particularly attractive to different types of growers, there’s an overgrowth of timberland – some of which is well managed, some not.