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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.

ABFFC Team

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.

ABFFC Partner Organizations

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ABFFC Partner Universities

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ABFFC Supporting Organizations

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Funding for the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition

has been sponsored by

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

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