Sign up to join the ABFF network so you can access the resources and support and stay connected.

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Why Register?

The Benefits

Access to the members only webpages

Training and 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.

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.

How to Register

Click the “Register Now” button below, then input your username and name. An email will be automatically sent to your account so you can set your password. You will receive a confirmation email and then be able to access the resources and connect tab on the ABFF website.