About South Carolina

South Carolina’s vast agricultural diversity is no secret. The state holds its own as an agricultural powerhouse. While South Carolina is recognized as a top poultry producer, consumers may be surprised to learn just how diverse the state’s ag industry is – cultivating fresh produce, seafood, forestry products, dairy and more.

South Carolina has more than 25,200 farms spread across its landscape in total, they encompass about 4.9 million acres of land. Top commodities include broilers, turkeys, greenhouse and nursery products, cotton, and corn.

South Carolina’s agricultural belt dominates the inner Coastal Plain, while the outer Coastal Plain—extending about 70 miles inland from the Atlantic coast—is largely forested.

Lowcountry is known as one of the best places in the country to hunt for wild boar, deer, quail, and even wild turkeys.

The Palmetto state also offers a unique fishing experience for the entire family from freshwater streams of the upstate to the coast lines of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s all within a short driving distance.

Fun Facts

  • The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter.
  • South Carolina’s Morgan Island, also known as Monkey Island and is home to the only free-ranging rhesus macaque monkey colony in the United States.
  • The first game of golf played in the United States occurred in Charleston, South Carolina
  • South Carolina also claims to be the birthplace of barbecue
  • It is the second largest producer of peaches in the nation