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Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition

Check it out Virginia Forest Farmers! You Don't want to miss these upcoming events!3 FREE sessions now available! Registration required, dinner provided: elachniet@asdevelop.org. Thanks to our partners Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Wise County School Board Office. Please help us spread the word.

Update: Our session scheduled to take place tomorrow, February 8 from 6:00-7:30 has been rescheduled to take place on March 15th at the same location.
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Check it out Virginia Forest Farmers! You Dont want to miss these upcoming events!

What is the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition? Find out about our partners, goals, and services here.What is the ABFFC and who is involved? This video explores the coalition, it's partners, goals, and outcomes. Please watch and consider becoming a member! ... See MoreSee Less

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ABFFC has a wonderful year in 2017 and I can't wait to see what exciting happenings we will offer in 2018! Stay tuned.....

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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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