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Beginning Farmer Project

Many of the resources found in the Building a Farm Business section have been compiled as part of ASAP's Beginning Farmer Project. The project is a collaboration with Mountain BizWorks, Organic Growers School, and other partners.Read More ▶▶

Farmers Market Promotion Program

Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants
The training modules and resource information presented in our Host a Farmers Market section were developed through a series of workshops funded by the Farmers Market Promotion Program, USDA, and Agricultural Marketing Service. ASAP worked in partnership with farmers market managers, leaders, and vendors, including members of the Mountain Tailgate Market Association, to provide training and education on best market practices.Read More ▶▶

N.C. Community Development Initiative
Strategic investments. Sustainable growth.

NC Community Development Initiative
Thanks to support from the North Carolina Community Development Initiative, ASAP is able to breathe new life into our Appalachian Grown (AG) regional branding program. The NC Community Development Initiative leads North Carolina’s collaborative community economic development effort, driving innovation, investment, and action to create prosperous, sustainable communities. Read More ▶▶

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