Forest

Point-of-Harvest (PoH) Program

We are creating a new PoH program that will offer free training

to wild harvesters and buyers of woodland roots, barks, etc. Training topics may include:

plant identification, safety, sustainable harvest, post-harvest handling, and more.

POH will be designed to offer access to premium priced markets.

Take our quick online survey and/or attend one of our input meetings to help shape the program! Keep scrolling to learn more.Thank you for your interested in the Point of Harvest (PoH) Program!

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PoH Program

Update April 2022

 

We are excited to announce our first round of PoH program input meetings!

Please check back here for real-time event details, including cancellations due to COVID.

We invite you to the following in-person meetings to learn more about PoH, and provide input to help shape the program so it meets your needs.

The PoH motto is Keep It Wild! Please help us spread the word with other wild harvesters and buyers in your community! If you can't make the meetings, kindly take our quick online survey instead.

 

Thank you for your input!

 

NOTE: Please check back here for real-time event details, including COVID updates. Meetings will be subject to venue-specific, state and local COVID guidelines, if applicable. 

For questions regarding the Point of Harvest Program or the upcoming input meetings, please get in touch with the ABFFC team.

Upcoming ​Meeting

Tuesday, May 17, 2022     

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Food City - Upstairs Meeting Room

18765 Riverside Drive

Vansant, VA 24656

Meeting Details

Light dinner, snacks, and beverages will be provided.

 
 

More Information about the PoH Program

 

The ABFFC is in the process of developing a Point-of-Harvest (PoH) training and market development program for wild harvesters. The PoH program will focus on supporting environmentally responsible and economically viable wild NTFP enterprises.

 

Our goal is to offer PoH harvester training that is free of charge and recognized by the industry and large landholders such as the US Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy.

 

Potential PoH training topics include, among others: 

  • safety 

  • technology 

  • harvesting & propagation 

  • plant identification & botany 

  • raw material storage & processing 

  • marketing & bookkeeping 

 

Local instructors will lead the way helping PoH participants become more competitive in the marketplace and make the most with their products in the supply chain.

The PoH program is a workforce development project and will depend on support from the companies that buy these materials. If you are a harvester or buyer of raw or value-added material, we need to hear from you about how the PoH program should be designed. Click here to provide your input today.

For questions regarding the Point of Harvest Program or the upcoming input meetings, please get in touch with the ABFFC team.

Thank you from the ABFFC team!

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