Friends, please enjoy the 2019 edition of The Berry Center Journal.  Inside, you will find the highlights of a year’s work here at the Center.  You will read in these pages about Our Home Place Meat, a local beef initiative based on the tenets of the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association Producer’s Program, and the farmers and processors who make it possible to envision a future of prosperous small and mid-sized farms in our region.

You’ll find summaries of the programmatic efforts of the Archive of The Berry Center and our Agrarian Culture Center, both doing vital work to ensure a historical and cultural appreciation for the agrarian history of this region.

As well, you’ll read Steve Smith’s ‘A Lesson in Local Forest Economy’, which outlines the lessons that our own Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College spent a few shockingly cold weeks learning in a woodlot near Pleasureville (not a euphemism, but a lovely town here in our home county).

We hope you will enjoy reading this Journal, and we encourage you to sign up for our mailing list below.  Thank you, friends, for your time and support in this good and vital work.


                -Your friends at The Berry Center