About the ABFFC
The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC) is a network of forest farmers, forestland owners, universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations that share a common goal of improving agroforestry production opportunities and farming capabilities among forest farmers.
Our collective aim is to increase awareness of forest-grown medicinal, edible plants and products (non-timber forest products or NTFPs) through education and relationship building, and support conservation efforts through stewardship of existing plant populations and forest farming of these native botanicals.
Professor and Forest Management Extension Specialist, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation Virginia Tech
ABFFC Associate Director
Research Associate, Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Maintains and develops this website and its resources.