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Agribusiness Center for Research & Entrepreneurship (ACRE)

Who We Are

ACRE connects the world with South Carolina Agriculture. For more information please connect with us.
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Contact ACRE
Kyle Player
Assistant Director, ACRE

SC Department of Agriculture
1200 Senate Street
Wade Hampton Building, 5th floor
Columbia, SC 29201


Office: 803-734-2324

kplayer@scda.sc.gov | agriculture.sc.gov


The Agribusiness Center for
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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.

ACRE is made up of six areas of emphasis 

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