Hello and welcome to Accelerating Appalachia’s farmer portal for our exciting project, Building Soil, Building Equity: Accelerating a Resilient Farming Movement in Appalachia and the rural Southeastern U.S.! We’re thrilled to have you here.

Our project has a big goal – we have set out to train and fund farmers in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, southeastern Ohio, and northern Georgia to adopt or continue regenerative (climate-smart) agriculture practices, together sequestering over 1M tons of carbon in a three to five year period. We will also be monitoring other soil health indicators and water retention. We’re passionate about making our farming community and the rural areas they live and work in more resilient and sustainable, and we know you are too.

If you’re a farmer in one of these regions, we’d love for you to participate in our program! To do so, you’ll be required to:

  • Collaborate with Accelerating Appalachia and our partners over the course of five years
  • Implement regenerative agriculture practices
  • Support reporting efforts required by the USDA
  • Collect soil samples for our soil lab

If you’re interested in learning more about our program, please consider filling out our short form. We will reach out to you later in the year when our program application is live. Let’s work together to build a resilient future for southeastern and Appalachian farms and communities!
(Please note, this form is for gathering contact information from interested farmers and not an application or guarantee of program acceptance. Applications will be opening later this year.)

You can access the form by clicking the button below.