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Are you interested in learning the many techniques for adding value to your forest farmed botanical crops so you can make an income from your forestland?

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR:

FROM HARVEST TO THE SHELF: AN APPALACHIAN BEGINNING FOREST FARMER COALITION 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAM!

October 20-22 at the beautiful Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC

Here is the draft agenda:

www.appalachianforestfarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Montreat-Preliminary-Agenda_10_7.pdf

And you can register here:

www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2041149

Check out the ABFFC website Calendar page for more info on this event!

www.appalachianforestfarmers.org/386-2/

From Harvest to the Shelf: a 2-day forest farming eventOctober 20, 2017, 4:00pmMontreat Conference CenterAre you interested in learning the many techniques for adding value to your forest farmed botanical crops so you can make an income from your forestland?

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR:

FROM HARVEST TO THE SHELF: AN APPALACHIAN BEGINNING FOREST FARMER COALITION 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAM!

October 20-22 at the beautiful Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC

Here is the draft agenda:

www.appalachianforestfarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Montreat-Preliminary-Agenda_10_7.pdf

And you can register here:

www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2041149

Check out the ABFFC website Calendar page for more info on this event!

www.appalachianforestfarmers.org/386-2/
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From Harvest to the Shelf: a 2-day forest farming event

LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS TODAY!!!

Forest Farming IntensiveSeptember 30, 2017, 8:30amWarren Wilson CollegeREGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH @ 5:00 P.M.

organicgrowersschool.org/farmers/forest-farming-intensive/

Organic Growers School (OGS) has partnered with the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming Coalition (ABFFC) to host a forest farming intensive on September 30 & October 1. Forest farming is an important aspect of the Western Appalachian commercial market, an opportunity for WNC farmers to explore alternative and sustainable income streams while utilizing and preserving crops in our natural environment.

The intensive will cater to the interests of beginning and intermediate/advanced forest farmers alike, offering classes by experts in the field covering topics such as production, marketing, certification, and processing techniques. The event will be hosted at Warren Wilson, a site that provides the perfect environment to show established forest farming in action. Sunday Morning Demonstrations will provide hands-on instruction on various established plots around the campus.

Topics covered will include seed handling and vegetative propagation methods, building a multi-crop budget, an advanced forest farmer roundtable, washing, drying, and storing methods of woodland medicinals, forest crop certification options, and animals in the woods. The $100 registration fee covers lunch and catered dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday.

For a full description of the intensive and to register, please visit the Organic Growers School website at organicgrowersschool.org/farmers/forest-farming-intensive/
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Are you interested in learning the many techniques for adding value to your forest farmed botanical crops so you can make an income from your forestland?

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR:

FROM HARVEST TO THE SHELF: AN APPALACHIAN BEGINNING FOREST FARMER COALITION 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAM!

October 20-22 at the beautiful Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC

Here is the draft agenda:
www.appalachianforestfarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Montreat-Preliminary-Agenda_10_7.pdf

And you can register here:
www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2041149

Check out the ABFFC website Calendar page for more info on this event!
www.appalachianforestfarmers.org/386-2/
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Are you interested in learning the many techniques for adding value to your forest farmed botanical crops so you can make an income from your forestland?

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR:

FROM HARVEST TO THE SHELF: AN APPALACHIAN BEGINNING FOREST FARMER COALITION 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAM!

October 20-22 at the beautiful Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC

Here is the draft agenda:
https://www.appalachianforestfarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Montreat-Preliminary-Agenda_10_7.pdf

And you can register here:
https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2041149

Check out the ABFFC website Calendar page for more info on this event!
https://www.appalachianforestfarmers.org/386-2/

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Join ​the ​Appalachian ​Beginning ​Forest ​Farmer ​Coalition ​for ​a ​2 ​-day fall ​training ​event ​at ​the ​beautiful ​Montreat ​Conference ​Center ​in ​Montreat, ​NC. ​The ​program ​will ​focus ​on ​all ​of ​the ​ways ​to ​add ​value ​to ​Appalachian ​native ​forest ​crops ​like ​goldenseal, ​black ​cohosh ​and ​ginseng ​so ​that ​you ​can ​make ​money ​doing ​what ​you ​love! ​ Demonstrations, ​hands-on ​activities, ​case ​studies, ​and ​expert ​talks ​will ​cover ​specialized ​topics ​on ​forest ​botanicals ​from ​harvest ​to ​the ​shelf. ​We’ll ​kick ​off ​Friday ​with ​pre-conference ​tours ​from ​1:00-3:00pm ​of ​community ​processing ​facilities ​and ​local ​businesses ​in ​the ​area, ​and ​come ​together ​at ​Montreat ​starting ​at ​4:00pm ​for ​a ​group ​welcome ​dinner ​and ​Vendor/Maker ​Share ​Fair, ​where ​participants ​will ​have ​the ​opportunity ​to ​share ​what ​they ​are ​doing ​or ​just ​peruse ​the ​tables ​and ​meet ​likeminded ​folks ​who ​are ​doing ​interesting ​things ​with ​forest ​botanicals. ​Saturday ​we’ll ​have ​options ​for ​demonstrations ​on ​ways ​to ​add ​value ​to ​your ​raw ​ingredients, ​local ​business ​case ​studies, ​and ​group ​lectures. ​Sunday ​morning ​we’ll ​dive ​into ​creative ​marketing ​and ​the ​multitude ​of ​regional ​resources ​available ​to ​assist ​you ​in ​your ​endeavors. Topics ​covered ​include: ​harvesting, ​drying, ​packaging, ​labeling, ​tincture ​and ​other ​herbal ​product ​making, ​nursery ​and ​eco-/agri-tourism ​opportunities, ​essential ​oil ​production, ​and ​more! ​Our ​teaching ​team ​of ​makers, ​producers, ​industry ​representatives, ​cooperative ​extension, ​growers, ​lab ​personnel, ​and ​our ​forest ​farming ​community ​members ​will ​gather ​and ​share ​knowledge ​and ​experience ​over ​this ​fun ​weekend ​together ​with ​plenty ​of ​opportunities ​for ​networking. ​ Join ​us ​for ​a ​beautiful ​autumn ​weekend ​in ​the ​Blue ​Ridge ​Mountains, ​options ​available ​for ​on-site ​accommodation, ​meals, ​and ​individualized ​session ​registration ​to ​fit ​all ​budgets. ​Cost ​of ​the ​full ​2-Day ​event ​is ​$80 ​including ​all ​meals, ​demos, ​lectures, ​and ​gatherings. ​Option ​to ​add ​on ​a ​Friday ​pre-training ​tour ​to ​a ​local ​facility ​for ​$10. ​For ​folks ​traveling ​in, ​various ​lodging ​options ​are ​available ​for ​a ​separate ​cost, ​including ​at ​the ​Montreat ​Lodge ​for ​$20 ​per ​person ​per ​night. ​

Just two weeks until this event!! You don't want to miss it so be sure to check it out and register!

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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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