Beginning Farmer Support

Offering workshops, mentoring, and support for beginning farmers across northeast Tennessee

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The Quilt Trail

A folk art movement across America, to tell the story of place and community and promote local farm businesses

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Sowing Seeds of Success

“Sowing seed, helping feed, inspiring youth to take the lead” with Build It Up through weekly after school programming for little kids and capacity building and teen employment at local high schools
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Land and Water Conservation

Helping farmers and families conserve working lands and waterways for the benefit of future generations

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March Field School: Small Livestock & Rotational Grazing

March Field School: Small Livestock & Rotational Grazing

This month’s Field School session was all about small livestock and rotational grazing.  We spent a very chilly morning out at Dodson Farm with self-proclaimed Crazy Chicken Lady Tabitha Dodson.  Tabitha’s not all that crazy though, as she was proclaimed the...
Farming Financially: How to Get Started

Farming Financially: How to Get Started

The January Field School session was all about how to farm financially and getting started on the right foot. Starting to farm can be difficult. The future can seem gloomy when taking a look at start-up costs, loan and financial assistance applications, and figuring...
Spotlight: Youth Learning Life Skills

Spotlight: Youth Learning Life Skills

 We are proud to partner with Sheri Cooper, teacher/councelor at Johnson City’s Alternative Center, and her Foodtopia program, where kids get hands on training in cooking, gardening and growing for market. Austin is 17-years old and a recent graduate of Science...
Spotlight: Roan Mountain Future

Spotlight: Roan Mountain Future

In 2013 Ethan Gouge traded his career as a U. S. Marine officer for a chance to put a newly formed passion into practice: restoring his grandparents’ overgrown farm property in Roan Mountain. Ethan married Katie in October of 2014 and together they are bringing Roan...

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