Tyler graduated from college and applied for 25 jobs, without a single call back.

His story will break your heart… AND MAKE YOU SMILE!

Although Tyler is unique, his story is not.  In many communities, unemployment and underemployment are higher than the national average. Tyler went to college with dreams of coming back home to where his entire family still lives. He hoped to come home, work hard and make an honest living. Sadly, Tyler couldn’t find any work in his field; but he was determined to stay here because he loves this place he has always called home.

Give today and help more young farmers like Tyler!

Give today and help us bring hope to communities.

Give today and help us feed hungry families.

Give today and help us improve local economies by creating jobs in farming.

So Tyler attended workshops and classes at our Appalachian Harvest food hub to learn how to grow produce for sale to retailers. Tyler created a whole farm business plan and sold his Certified Organic hard squash grown on only ¾ of an acre to the wholesale grocers Appalachian Harvest serves, earning more than $11,000 to supplement his income!  This year Tyler farmed and worked other part-time jobs.  Next year, he plans to triple his farm business so he can live his dream!


You can help more young farmers like Tyler! Give today and help us bring hope to communities. Give today and help us improve local economies by creating jobs in farming. Give today and help us feed hungry families.

         Each dollar you give between 11/14-11/28 will be matched. Help us raise $40,000! 

When you give, you’re helping young farmers like Tyler live his dream!


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