You’ve seen the bumper stickers, you’ve heard the pleas, you probably have a t-shirt or a tote bag that attempts to persuade you to shop locally, but what is it all for? Does your purchase really make that much of a difference? If a purchase is impactful, how and...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2019 — Kingsport, Tennessee — Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council will hold the 26th Annual Envirothon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Warriors Path State Park. The competition will begin at 8:45 AM and the...read more
Farmers market managers, representatives, and vendors from across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia came together in Kingsport for a full day of relationship building and learning at the first ever Appalachian Farmers Market Association (AFMA) Retreat. There...read more
The Farmer and Rancher Mentorship program (FARM) is accepting applications for a 200 hour on-farm summer internship with a variety of farmers across East TN and Southwest VA. We still have spots open and wanted to highlight the awesome farmers that interns can choose...read more
Our mission is to conserve natural resources and improve rural economies through community leadership and enhanced educational opportunities.
The Appalachian RC&D Council works in partnership with the United States and Tennessee Departments of Agriculture.