In 1997, seven elk were released within eastern Kentucky’s 16 county Elk Restoration Zone, an area that includes Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Perry, Pike, and Whitley counties. Since then, the elk have thrived and Kentucky now has the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi River […]
Accelerating Appalachia is looking for nature-based businesses and entrepreneurs interested in “scaling up” and taking their business to the next level of success.
The 3rd Annual Appalachian Seed Swap was held earlier this spring in Pikeville, KY. A celebration of Appalachia’s unique agricultural heritage, the Seed Swap brought folks together from throughout the region to trade heirloom seeds and to learn more in general about planting, harvesting and processing those home grown fruits and veggies into family foods and […]
The buzz keeps building about growing, eating and selling local foods, and the annual Growing Appalachia conference was once again the place to be for those wanting to learn and share. WMMT’s Rance Garrison reports on this Floyd County, KY event that brought together a wide range of folks from across southeast Kentucky for a series of workshops […]