As we’ve now been in the agricultural world for some time, we’ve been to quite a lot of agricultural workshops. I swear, one common thread running across all of them is how difficult it can be to make money from a farming endeavor, and that’s not by accident. The...read more
There's nothing like mother nature to remind you of the impermanence of things. The same day we woke up to find some of our chickens missing, we came home to a broken pipe and flooded home, and this week a storm that...read more
On Wednesday, December 13, the community of Mullins Cove in Whitwell, Tennessee, celebrated its official recognition as a Firewise USA® site. Mullins Cove is the 25th community in Tennessee to earn this distinction.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture-Division of Forestry (TDF) promotes Firewise USA® as part of its Fire Adapted Communities program.
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...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.