Accelerating Appalachia Growing the Regenerative Economy
Accelerating Appalachia builds sustainable regenerative agricultural systems and communities for a resilient and prosperous Appalachia.
Building Soil, Building Equity
We've launched a ground-breaking initiative to build soil health and expand regenerative farming across Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, southern Ohio, and northern Georgia with our USDA Climate Smart Commodities grant-funded Building Soil, Building Equity program.
Our $12 million farmer fund will allow us to incentivize over 400 producers with direct incentives for adopting climate smart agricultural and forestry practices. Producers will receive regenerative farming training, soil testing services, mentorship, peer support, and national, regional, and local media promotions.
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Why Should You Work With Us?
We are passionate about regenerating and conserving Appalachia through our commitment to supporting resilient regional production and manufacturing in food, fiber and forest products.
Building Soil, Building Equity Participant Benefits Include:
Farmer Training From Industry Leaders
Enjoy personalized training, guidance, and technical assistance provided at no cost to the farmer from The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).
Receive cash incentives to reward your implementation, GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions offset, and continued participation in the BSBE program.
Access marketing assistance from industry experts and benefit from our connections to buyers, processors, and distributors.