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Winter Business Intensive: Class #8

Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator 451 French Moore Jr Blvd, Abingdon, Virginia

Students will have a fairly robust farm business plan outlined, which will be very useful when applying for loan or other support programs. *ASD will provide a variety of opportunities: state and federal grants, cost-share, and loan programs available to farmers with a special focus on the Farm Service Agency’s micro-loan program for beginning farmers.

Free

Farmer and Rancher Mentoring Q&A

Join Jenni Roop, ASD's Agriculture Education Communications Manager for a Q&A on the Farmer and Rancher Mentoring program. What you will learn: How to register for MyASDWhat can you do on MyASDHow to establish a FARM Mentor/Intern relationshipWhat is expected of mentors and internsHow to complete a season of the FARM program

Free

50 Years in the Making: Celebrating Old Time, Blues, and Bluegrass Music

Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts 30481 Garnand Dr, Emory

A Concert to benefit Appalachian Sustainable Development, presented by The United Company Foundation On Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7pm, guests will enjoy a live concert hosted by Jack Hinshelwood, celebrating old time, blues and bluegrass music at The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College in Emory Virginia. Hinshelwood […]

$20

Veteran Open House

Appalachian Harvest 280 Boone Trail Road, Duffield, Virginia

Join Appalachian Sustainable Development on April 13th at the Appalachian Harvest Food and Herb Hub to learn all about ASD, AH, and the agriculture programs and projects we offer. There will be 2 times available for groups to participate in a presentation, facility tour, and Q&A with ASD staff. Group 1 10:15am - 11:00am (45 […]

Free

Mother’s Day in a Box Fundraiser

Each Box includes 5 specialty items: - 1 Bake-at-Home Cinnamon Twist Braided Crunch Loaf (Perfect for breakfast!) - 1 Hand Designed Mother's Day card from our Digital Media Specialists - 1 Jar of Appalachian Harvest Apple or Blackberry Butter - 3 Plant Starts (Flowers or vegetables) from our Abingdon and Tazewell Gardens - 1 Voucher […]

Farm to Table Supper

Kelly Ridge Farms 30558 Old Saltworks Road, Meadowview, Virginia
$60

Forest Farming calculator Webinar

Join ASD and the USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) for a tutorial of and input session for the up and coming Forest Farming Calculator tool. The Calculator is a forthcoming Microsoft Excel-based tool that will provide general estimates of income potential from harvesting and selling medicinal forest botanicals (i.e. ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh) from a […]

Free

Summer Field School ’22 Class #1: Specialty Produce and Irrigation

Creative Seeds Farm 422 W Glade Street, Glade Spring, Virginia

Join us at Creative Seeds Farm for a session on Specialty Produce and Irrigation. With local food in high demand, this course will help you determine what type of crops will help you stand out in a crowded market place. We will also cover how using niche produce can really help drive farm sales and […]

Free

Summer Field School ’22 Class #2: Season Extension

TNT Farm N Greenhouse 32367 Taos Ln, Meadowview, Virginia

Join us at TNT Farm N Greenhouse for a class of Season Extension. Season extension provides early and late harvests, winter harvests, and longer harvest windows. These techniques also offer pest and disease control. These opportunities translate into more income. TNT began in 2012 as a greenhouse and vegetable farm selling retail at three farmers […]

Free

Summer Field School ’22 Class #3: Aggregation/Distribution

Appalachian Harvest 280 Boone Trail Road, Duffield, Virginia

Join us at Appalachian Harvest for a class on Aggregation and Distribution services and more. Season extension provides early and late harvests, winter harvests, and longer harvest windows. These techniques also offer pest and disease control. These opportunities translate into more income. Founded in 2000, Appalachian Harvest is Appalachian Sustainable Development’s rural food and herb […]

Free

Buchanan County Apiary and Pollinator Project – Ribbon Cutting

Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure 1124 Chipping Sparrow Road, Grundy, Virginia

Join ASD, Thompson Charitable Foundation, SWVA Sportsmen and Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure for the launch of the Apiary and Pollinator project on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10am at Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure, 1124 Chipping Sparrow Road, Grundy, VA 24614. The event is free and will feature speakers, a tour of the apiary and pollinator […]

Free

Summer Field School Class #4: Integrating Multiple Operations

Kelly Ridge Farms 30558 Old Saltworks Road, Meadowview, Virginia

Integrating operations is key to incremental success in farming.  Farms aren't about single product lines, but about how you can design your operations to support each other and build your assets (and soils) for the long haul.  Shift away from extractive farming methods and focus on long term success.  I will discuss our experience (both […]

Free
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