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You are just one phone call away from all the key agribusiness connections with Palmetto Consulting Solutions (PCS). PCS has developed a strong working relationship and connections within the agribusiness community in South Carolina and other regions. We believe as Ken Blanchard puts it, None of us is as smart as all of us.

Please find several listed below by category:

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
Ben Stein


  • Clemson University
  • Clemson Extension Service (PSA)
  • Francis Marion University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • University of South Carolina
  • South Carolina State University
  • Florence Darlington Tech
  • NC State University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Florida
  • Texas A & M
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • SC Sea Grant

Funding/Capital (Grants/Loans/etc.) & Insurance

  • Fidelis Partners LLC
  • USDA
  • Arbor One Farm Credit
  • Wells Fargo
  • Citizens Bank
  • Farm Bureau
  • Nationwide Agribusiness

Economic Development

  • USDA Rural Development
  • Department of Commerce
  • County Economic Development Directors
  • Municipal Economic Development
  • North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA)
  • Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Dev.
  • Palmetto Agribusiness Council
  • North Carolina South East (NCSE)
  • South Carolina Department of Agriculture
  • North Carolina Department of Agriculture
  • Georgia Center for Agribusiness

Business Development

  • Strategic Development Group
  • Austin Consulting
  • Thomas and Hutton
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Black Mingo Rural Economic Development Strategies
  • South Carolina Power Team


  • States Departments of Agriculture
  • State Ag. Committees
  • Farm Bureau
  • Local, State and Federal Political officials
  • North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA)

Agribusiness Agencies and Organization

  • SC Department of Agriculture
  • NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Clemson Public Service Agency
  • NC State Extension Service
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services
  • SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR)
  • Pee Dee Land Trust
  • SC Wildlife Federation

Marketing and Research

  • State(s) Department of Agriculture
  • States Land Grant Universities
  • Market Search
  • Chernoff Newman
  • Palmetto Institute
  • Palmetto Agribusiness Council

Agribusiness Alliances

  • South Carolina Farm Bureau
  • State Farm Bureau's
  • Carolina Agri-Solutions Growers Association (CASGA)
  • Specialty Crops Association
  • SC Seafood Alliance
  • Carolina King Agribusiness Alliance
  • SC Specialty Food Association
  • Commodity Boards (Fruits, Vegetable, Protein, etc.)
  • Local and Regional Growers/Producers

Food Distribution Channels

  • US Foods
  • Institution Food House (IFH)
  • Sysco
  • FoodBuy/Compass Foods
  • Sodexo
  • Crown C Brands
  • Federal Contracts

New Partnerships

  • You and your organization!!