Field School

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

Land and Water Conservation

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

The Quilt Trail

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

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

Field School Update

The latest session of Field School was focused on the legal side of starting and owning a small business. Half of the class was spent discussing the different types of businesses and pros and cons of each, and the rest of the class was lead by two insurance...

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Learning to Live with Wildfire

Learning to Live with Wildfire

Hi, my name is Leon Konz, and I am one of three Wildfire Mitigation Specialists that work for the Buffalo-Duck River RC&D in Centerville, Tennessee. We help the Tennessee Division of Forestry (TDF) make homes and communities safer from wildfires— just like the...

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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.