About the ABFFC
The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC) is a network of forest farmers, forestland owners, universities, and 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.
Organizational & Decision Making Guide
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.
Funding for the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition
has been sponsored by the following: