This is a list of suppliers and organizations we follow or use. If you know of links that should be added please let us know!
Start2farm.gov – their stated goal “help…beginning farmer and ranchers… with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make informed decisions for their operations, with the goal of enhancing success of beginning farmers and ranchers.”
Certified Naturally Grown – a non-profit organization offering certification tailored for small-scale, direct-market farmers and beekeepers using natural methods.
SPIN Farming® – this method has helped launch thousands of new home and community-based farm operations throughout the US and Canada.
Farm Service Agency: you’ll need to see them to get a “farm number” this registers your farms geographic location and gets you in the “system”.
Natural Resources Conservation Services: they will come out and assess your property and some financial assistance may be available.
University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension: these are the local go to guys for anything and everything pertaining to farm operations. They have the ears of the state and federal regional agents and can help direct you to outside assistance.
Farmer Veteran Coalition: thier mission is to mobilize veterans to feed America. This organization has information of funding resources and educational training programs.
Homegrown By Heroes: their mission is to engage the consumer by communicating that Homegrown By Heroes agricultural products represent the labors of hardworking veterans that have now chosen to become farmers to feed the nation.
Blount County Beekeepers Association: this is a local group of friendly folks dedicated to the best practices of beekeeping and to encouraging beekeeping in East Tennessee.
Heirloom Seeds – they sell a variety of heirloom, non-GMO seeds and a variety of garden supplies and non-toxic incest control products.
Hoss Tools – Hoss Tools provides American-made, professional quality wheel hoes, attachments and garden tools.