Forest Farming Online Resources & Training

These online resources cover information, compliance and training that can help you build your forest farming project into a productive side income or into a full-on viable business. 

From alternative crops, to "Good Manufacturing Practice", to hands-on training and grant resources, each topic is important to understand in order to get a full picture of what is required to create a successful forest farm business.

New Forest Farming Resources!
Virtual Resources and Videos

Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
VFLEP on YouTube Channel

ForestHer NC Youtube Channel

Legacy Planning

Regional Groups

West Virginia Forest Farming Initiative


"Small Entity Compliance Guide: Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements" - DEC  2010


American Herbal Product Association

Good Agricultural and Collection Practices


Northern Region

New England Extension Food Safety Consortium

Training and Education opportunities in the NE

Penn State Extension

Food Safety, Food Entrepreneurs courses and resources


Southern Region

NC Cooperative Extension 

GAPs for Medicinal Herbs, Jeanine Davis, NCSU Alternative Crops and Organics Publication and Training Videos

Bionetwork Continuing Education

Small Business Technology Development Center
Business planning and economic resources for Natural Products small businesses

NC Natural Products Alliance