Telling the Story

Appalachia Proud: Mountains of Potential celebrates the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of the region while at the same time honoring its traditions.

Selling the Product

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has granted permission to the Appalachian Wildlife Foundation to use the trademarked Appalachian Proud brand in the name of its forthcoming wildlife center.

Starting Early

Any plan for economic success must begin with sufficient research and education.

Investing for Success

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture supports refunding 100% of coal severance taxes to coal-producing counties (many of which are located in the Appalachia Proud area) and proposes that 15% of this money go toward investment in food production and new agricultural enterprises.