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Agriculture has the power
to transform Central Appalachia.

That’s why, since 1995, ASD has been a driving force in economic development through agriculture, supporting growers,
food access, workforce development, and sustainability. Our mission is to build a thriving regional food and agriculture system that creates healthy communities, respects the planet, and cultivates profitable opportunities for Appalachians.

Free Local Beef? That’s Beefin’ Good!

Click below to learn more about how to enter the drawing.

Farm Safety Awareness Month

Learn about managing farm risks with our helpful resources.

Agroforestry Trainings for NRP

Covering alley cropping, silvopasture, and forest farming.

Our Impacts

$33 Million

sold by Appalachian Harvest for local farmers since 2001


in VA Fresh Match incentives redeemed in SWVA since 2018

53 Associates

trained since launch of Groundwork program in 2020

7 million lbs of Food

donated to rural food pantries in Central Appalachia

150,000 lbs

of food grown by Grow Your Own families since 2012

5,000+ acres

of forest land conserved through forest farming since 2018

34 FARM Mentors

hosted 37 beginning farmer interns since 2017

80+ Raised Beds

installed at local schools, youth clubs, and childcare centers

123,000 Food Boxes

distributed to communities since June 2020

300+ New farms

supported through training and resources

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