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3 months ago

Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition

What a day at the Grower- Industry Expo in kingsport, TN! We had a full house at the expo with tons of vendors, forest farmers, and herb buyers getting to shake hands and learn a bit about each other. In the afternoon training sessions, growers and herb industry folks got to hear from some of the industry's most well-known experts about a variety of topics like cultivation, post harvest handling, and much more! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings during the field day in Duffield, VA! ... See MoreSee Less


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will there be video posted for folks who were not in attendance? 🙂

Great event today. Learned alot. Thank you and continue providing events such as this. Look forward to tomorrow's portion.

Janice Honeycutt

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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.

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