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Today is the last day to register for this interactive, hands-on Agroforestry event in western Virginia! You won’t want to miss this chance to learn from a variety of teachers and practitioners. Register here: vabf.org/events/#!event/2019/8/19/agroforestry-farming-160-a-workshop-on-whole-farm-management-an... ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the last day to register for this interactive, hands-on Agroforestry event in western Virginia! You won’t want to miss this chance to learn from a variety of teachers and practitioners. Register here: https://vabf.org/events/#!event/2019/8/19/agroforestry-farming-160-a-workshop-on-whole-farm-management-and-ecosystem-services

August 12th is the last day to register for this two-day hands-on-learning Agroforestry event. We are covering all aspects of regenerative agriculture and will include time to network, enjoy local food, and listen to live music. Register here: vabf.org/events/#!event/2019/8/19/agroforestry-farming-160-a-workshop-on-whole-farm-management-an... ... See MoreSee Less

August 12th is the last day to register for this two-day hands-on-learning Agroforestry event. We are covering all aspects of regenerative agriculture and will include time to network, enjoy  local food, and listen to live music. Register here: https://vabf.org/events/#!event/2019/8/19/agroforestry-farming-160-a-workshop-on-whole-farm-management-and-ecosystem-services

Join us for two days of hands-on learning at the Catawba Sustainability Center in western Virginia. We'll be teaching all aspects of agroforestry, gathering for a networking social, and enjoying farm-to-table-fare. Only 30 seats are left, so register soon. Can't make it for the two day event? Feel free to purchase tickets to just the informational social, August 19th, and/or the locally sourced banquet, August 20th. Registration and more information can be found here: vabf.org/agroforestry-farming-workshop/?fbclid=IwAR1DQs0M93zCnVJYlzA0_2qnWDyYVFhs96o8JRwZtX4dGIYw... ... See MoreSee Less

Appalachian Sustainable Development, an ABFFC coalition member, has launched a fundraising campaign to positively impact Appalachia's plants, people, and economy. With your donation, matched until August 4th by generous donors in the herbal products industry, we can roll out new projects and initiatives like the Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub - a shared use facility that has benefited a community of forest farmers. So consider donating today and help us continue to shape the future of the Appalachian plants we all know and love. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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