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Interested in expanding your forest farming operation to include value-added production? Take a look at a small start-up in North Carolina and see how an incubator kitchen helped them get off the ground. ... See MoreSee Less

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We take a look at a holistic approach to pest management in this video featuring Eric Burkhart, Faculty Instructor and Program Director at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center. ... See MoreSee Less

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The wild simulated approach to forest farming is a holistic method that takes into account the natural interplay between species in any environment. ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you interested in citizen science that takes you outside? If so, this project might be for you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

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26jun - 29jun 269:00 amjun 29The North American Agroforestry ConferenceAgroforestry for a Vibrant Future

7jul9:30 am- 4:30 pmPASA Education Event - Medicinal Herb Production in the Field & ForestFarmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

12jul - 14All DayThe Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals SymposiumConservation, Cultivation, Commerce

11aug - 13aug 111:00 amaug 13Forest Site Assessment and Planning: an Appalachian Sustainable Development and ABFFC Multi-day Intensive

8sep - 10sep 81:00 amsep 10Planning, Managing, and Growing Your Forest Farming Business: a Rural Action and ABFFC Multi-day Intensive

29sep - 1octsep 291:00 amoct 1Forest Farming, A Multi-day WorkshopPartnering with the Organic Growers School and Warren Wilson College

20oct - 22oct 201:00 amoct 22Post harvest handling, processing, and value-added production: an ABFFC Forest farming Multi-day Intensive

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Membership Benefits

Training and Support

Hands-on workshops on all aspects of operations: choosing and preparing a site, management planning, organic production and certification, forest grown verification, best handling and processing practices, value added production techniques, forest farming business planning and record keeping. Unique opportunities to see value-added facilities and productive forest farms.

Valuable Resources

This Coalition clearinghouse website houses a wide array of online and video resources for forest farmers on diverse topics from industry basics to cultivation to value added production and beyond. The coalition will also help link members to free and reduced rate seed distribution programs and house an equipment share forum to assist growers in accessing tools for harvest and processing. Bi-annual Appalachian Forest Farmer Chronicle.

Connecting Growers

Forest farmer and industry stakeholder meetings will offer opportunities for growers to connect with buyers, organic certifiers, representatives from verification and other labeling programs.

Technical Assistance

Forest farmer to forest farmer mentorship program. Access to university extension and other agency personnel for FAQs and assistance with site and habitat management planning.

Spotlight on Value Added Essential Oil Production

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