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SOPEC expands solar energy assessments

By Rhyann Green

On Earth Day 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will award a $100,000 grant to the Sustainable Ohio Public Energy ... Read More

Field day draws 60 to learn about chestnuts

By Badger Johnson

This spring began a partnership between the Southern Ohio Chestnut Company (SOCC) and Sugarbush Valley Farm (SVF), where we installed a new chestnut ... Read More

Asheville Nuttery launches online store

by Justin Holt

Here at the Asheville Nuttery, we’ve been continuing to work on cracking the nut of native tree staple crops and are now offering ... Read More

Agroforestry promises climate solutions

By Kiah Easton

What is agroforestry, and why is it important? When described by the USDA, “Agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees and shrubs ... Read More

ASFC Policy Brief: USDA calls for comments about resilient supply chains

By Michelle Ajamian

Last month, we realized that the USDA’s call comments on President Biden’s executive order to develop resilient food supply chains was a ... Read More

Rural Action

Tour Features New Culinary Chestnut Orchards in Athens County

New Marshfield, OH – At 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, Southern Ohio Chestnut Company, Sugarbush Valley Farm and Woodcock Nature Preserve will be hosting ... Read More

Businesses Make it Easy to Share a Meal with a Neighbor in Need

Athens, OH — More than 1,400 loaves of spelt bread and more than 200 meals have been donated to local residents in need – not ... Read More

Rural Action

Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance’s heritage grain trials


A grain revival is underway in the Southwest, and The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance’s Heritage Grain Trials Program is offering over 250 varieties of grain ... Read More

ASFC Updates


Neighbor Loaves (& Meals)

As spring began, our work at the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative took to connecting several new local businesses to our Neighbor Loaves ... Read More

Rural Action

Policy Briefs

Update: Biden’s infrastructure proposals

by Rhyann Green

On March 31, President Biden proposed The American Jobs Plan. The bill outlines $2.25 trillion dollars to be devoted ... Read More

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