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United States Department of Agriculture
The USDA is focused on these key aspects: expanding markets for agricultural products and support economic development, further developing alternative markets for agricultural products and activities, providing financing needed to help expand job opportunities and improve housing, utilities and infrastructure in rural America, enhancing food safety by taking steps to reduce the prevalence of foodborne hazards from farm to table, improving nutrition and health by providing food assistance and nutrition education and promotion, and managing and protecting America's public and private lands working cooperatively with other levels of government and the private sector. To learn more, go to the USDA website.
Virginia Grown website
Virginia Grown products are known for their freshness, delicious taste and excellent quality. When the food you buy comes from local farmers, producers and processors, you are getting a superior product and you are also supporting Virginia agriculture, the Commonwealth’s number one industry. Virginia’s working farms keep the State’s economy strong, provide greenspace and help maintain the high quality of life enjoyed by all Virginians. Choose Virginia Grown products wherever you shop and help support local Virginia farmers. To learn more, go to the Virginia Grown website.
Pick TENNESSEE Products
Pick TN Products website
The Mission of the Market Development Division is “to maximize economic opportunities for Tennessee farmers and agribusinesses through innovative and effective marketing and promotional services.” Its aim is to increase farm income. To learn more, go to the Pick TN Products website.
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is a not-for-profit organization working in the Appalachian region of Virginia and Tennessee. Formed in 1995, ASD focuses on developing healthy, diverse and ecologically sound economic opportunities through education and training, and the development of cooperative networks and marketing systems. Our work encompasses two broad areas: Building a strong local food system based on organic and sustainable farming and fostering forest conservation through value-added wood processing and "green building." ASD links consumers with farmers and producers and provides hands-on opportunities for learning, advocacy and civic engagement. To learn more, go to the ASD website.