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APPALACHIAN
BEGINNING FOREST
FARMER COALITION

 GROWING OPPORTUNITIES BENEATH THE CANOPY 

2024 Forest Farming Conference
Gather to Grow:
A Conference to Honor the Past and
Shape the Future of Forest Farming

March 22 - 24th, 2024
Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA

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What is the Coalition?

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.

Recipient of the 2020
AHPA Herbal Insight Award

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The Northeast Forest Farmers Coalition (NFFC) is a partnership of individuals, farms, universities, nonprofits, businesses, and other organizations with the shared goal of growing forest farming opportunities and education within the Northeast region.

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