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

What Field School Students Are Saying

We receive great feedback from our Field School students each year and we wanted to share some of them with any prospective students out there interested in pursuing their dream of farming! Thanks to funding from a USDA Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development...

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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.