About Forest Farming
How does the ABFFC work?
Project Goals & Objectives
The coalition hopes to establish an inclusive Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition; educate, train, and support beginning forest farmers; and improve forest farm inventory and medicinal plant habitat management services for beginning forest farmers.
Build a coalition of new and beginning forest farmers across Appalachia and beyond.
Educate and train new and beginning forest farmers on production, marketing, and sales.
Train extension and state agency personnel on resource assessment and habitat management.
Technical assistance and training for forest farmers throughout Appalachia.
Forest farming training for natural resource professionals at upcoming meetings and events
ABFFC Project Team
The ABFFC is funded by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and is supported in part by the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Our partners range from Georgia to Pennsylvania. The team includes:
Appalachian Sustainable Development
The Yew Mountain Center
Organic Growers School
United Plant Savers
Virginia Tech University
North Carolina State University
Penn State University
Southern Regional Extension Forestry
Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry
US Forest Service’s Southern Research Station