Regional Food Business Center Grant Invests in Appalachia with Funding for Food and Farm Businesses

The US government’s largest single investment in the Appalachian food system just hit our region. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $42 million in Central Appalachia to support food and farm businesses with market entry and strengthen existing connections with urban markets through increased efficiency in aggregation and distribution, meaning food and farm […]

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Connect with Producers in Central Appalachia

FASWG Processing, Aggregation, and Distribution (PAD) members have launched a Facebook group to connect producers of all skill levels and agricultural interests in the region. The Central Appalachian Producers Group was created by CAN participant Appalachian Sustainable Development and other regional partners to build community, share tips and tricks with their peers, and share what’s […]

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A Fair Food System: Summit 6 Recap

Summit Five March 23, 2023 9:00AM–1:00PM EST Day Six Recording: Slides: CAN Summit 6 Slides Links & Additional Resources: USDA RFSP Application Page: USDA RFSP March 29th Webinar: Osteopathic Heritage Foundtions website: Recommendations for the Farm Bill: Invest Appalachia Fund: Speakers We are proud to welcome a litany of […]

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New Roots Farm in West Virginia

New Roots Community Farm: An Agricultural Conservation Easement Success Story

Accessing working land is one of the biggest challenges for a beginning farmer. New Roots Community Farm is working to tackle this barrier through its work with the West Virginia Agrarian Commons and the Agrarian Land Trust by showcasing equitable land tenure models s. New Roots Community Farm is a diversified, women-led farm that […]

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Solar Panels and Mountains

How to Use SFF Funding For Your FARM

Imagine the sun doing double duty on your farm by growing your agricultural products while also powering your equipment and infrastructure. Installing solar power solutions is a bonus for your bottom line. Get direct funding & assistance for your farm’s solar projects The Appalachian Solar Finance Fund jump-starts emerging local solar markets in Central […]

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