ABFFC Membership

Through your participation and support, the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition can

provide free access to many resources for agroforestry, and an ever growing network of support though partners, communities, technical assistance and essential training to forest farmers like you.

We promise to protect your information, and privacy. Please read through our privacy policy for more information about how we use your survey answers for demographic purposes only, and to better connect to our members through events, regional conferences and hands on training.

Become a Member               Become a Sponsor


Become a Member  (it's free)

Help us improve and expand the coalition by filling out our short membership survey!

We promise to protect your information and privacy.

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Membership Benefits

Training & Support

Hands-on workshops on all aspects of operations: choosing and preparing a site, management planning, organic production and certification, forest grown verification, best handling and processing practices, value added production techniques, forest farming business planning and record keeping.​ Unique opportunities to see value-added facilities and productive forest farms.

Valuable Resources

This coalition clearinghouse website houses a wide array of online and video resources for forest farmers on diverse topics from industry basics to cultivation to value added production and beyond. The coalition will also help link members to free and reduced rate seed distribution programs and house an equipment share forum to assist growers in accessing tools for harvest and processing. Bi-annual Appalachian Forest Farmer Chronicle.

Connecting Growers

Forest farmer and industry stakeholder meetings will offer opportunities for growers to connect with buyers, organic certifiers, representatives from verification and other labeling programs.
​Growing communities full of folks interested in all aspects of forest farming and every skill level.

Technical Assistance

Forest farmer to forest farmer mentorship program. Access to university extension and other agency personnel for FAQs and assistance with site and habitat management planning.

Other ways to support the Coalition!

  • Share this website with those who might be interested!

  • Become a member, donor or sponsor!

  • Follow our community on Facebook & YouTube!

  • Sign up for our seasonal newsletter about Forest Farming!

  • Get in touch about an event or have us present to your group!

  • Fill out a survey, which helps inform our resources, and future projects!

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Become an ABFFC Sponsor

Help us make more forest farming resources freely available to potential and current forest farmers from around Appalachia and beyond!


Your sponsorship will help us grow leaps and bounds, and not only maintain the current resources for everyone, but to also create new resources in the form of videos, publications, trainings, conferences and events. Please use the form below to get in touch with our team. We will respond as soon as possible!

Thank you on behalf of the ABFFC Team!


Thank you!