Join us in the beautiful
Join us in the beautiful Hocking Hills for a multi-day forest farming intensive hosted by Rural Action and the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition. The goal of this weekend-long intensive is to help participants plan for, grow, and manage their forest farming business through peer to peer learning opportunities. This event will create opportunities for participants to learn directly from successful farmers, business owners, and educators who have decades of combined experience and expertise in the natural products sector.
Featured Topics and Speakers:
Good Agricultural Practices for Small Herbal Products Businesses – Jeanine Davis and Margaret Bloomquist, NCSU Extension
Growing and Managing Your Natural Products Business – Maureen Burns, Herbal Sage Tea Company
Small-scale Farm to Market Enterprises: Perspectives and Considerations for New Producers – Janell Baran, Blue Owll Hollow Tree Farm & Garden Emporium
Wholesale Production of Herbal Medicines: Perspectives and Lessons Learned – Lonnie Galt-Theis, Equinox Botanicals
Film Screening and Discussion: “The Sanctitiy of Sanctuary: Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm” – Paul Strauss, Equinox Botanicals.
Location: Kingsport, TN (19th) and
Location: Kingsport, TN (19th) and Duffield, VA (20th)
Are you a forest farmer that wants to meet regional and national herb buyers? Or an herb company that wants to connect with growers of high quality Appalachian herbs? Save the date for the forest farming spring buyer/grower mixer that will include a trade show, panel discussion and training on May 19thin Kingsport, TN. A forest farming field intensive will be offered on May 20thnear Duffield, VA. You may choose to attend either or both days. More details coming soon!