About Travis Adkins

My name is Travis Adkins. I am 23 years old. I was born in Harlan, KY to Donna and Lonnie Adkins. I come from a big family of 8 brothers and sisters. To me family is everything. In 2000 we moved from Harlan to Leslie County Where I attended Beech Fork Elementary and then later I attended Red Bird Christian School. Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains I learned a lot. One thing in particular was working in the garden with my dad, Lonnie, before he passed away in March of 2010. We would till up a gardening area so we could plant potatoes, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cabbage, etc. Dad taught me a lot about all of that and how to be a good worker. He always said no matter what you do, do it to the best of your ability. My mom and dad was always encouraging us, along with raising us in church and setting a good foundation. In 2015 I gave my heart to the Lord and I try my best to do what he would have me to do to help people or try to lead someone to Christ. Not long after I gave my heart to the Lord, I met the love of my life, Kendra. I am now married and currently anticipating the arrival of our son, David Bentlee, in September of this year. Anyone that knows me, knows I'm all about the good Lord, my family and a hard worker. I thank God for all he has given me and I am excited to see what plans he has in store for me and my family in the future.

Signing Off!

By |April 11th, 2019|Red Bird Mission|

Travis again, we had an amazing time with our first training for our gardening season this year. Attendance was great, had a great time meeting the new Grow Appalachia members of this program & seeing some of those who participated in previous years. We gave out "Blue Goose - Kennebec" seed potatoes & "Mountain Pride"

The Beginning

By |March 12th, 2019|Red Bird Mission|

Travis here, hoping everyone has been staying dry from all this rain we've been getting. First sign of dry weather would be a great time to get those gardens tilled up in case of spring showers. We have made a few lay outs of some of our gardens & how we may want them to

Gardening Season Is Almost Here

By |February 11th, 2019|Red Bird Mission, Uncategorized|

Travis Adkins again from Red Bird Mission. With gardening season just around the corner, don't forget to warm up your tillers and tractors. Sharpen those tiller tines or replace wore out tines with new ones. Make sure your hoes, shovels and rakes are sharpened and ready to go. With all this weather we've been having,

End Of Season

By |December 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

Travis here, as we close another year for Grow Appalachia here at Red Bird Mission. We would like to thank all of those who have supported us through out this year. Jeff Casada and Lora Lee Howard from the Clay County Extension Office and Ray Wilson from the Leslie County Extension Office for coming out

Picnic

By |October 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

Travis here, I went to the "Maximizing High Tunnel Production" Field Day that Organic Association of Kentucky "OAK" hosted at Good Thymes Organic Farm in Williamsburg KY on Thursday September 6th. The field day was very informative and had a lot of good speakers there. We would like to thank OAK for having us and

Red Bird Farmers Market

By |July 12th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

Travis Adkins again, our Farmers Market has been a fun and exciting start to this farming season. Our farmers love coming out and swapping stories on how to better each others crop, what crops they like best, etc. Our market allows our farmers to sale any locally grown produce they have grown on their

Grow Appalachia Proud

By |June 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

Travis again, wanna give a big thanks to Pineview Farms for the plants we purchased to give our growers at our last training. The last training was over"Basic Garden Maintenance". Thanks to Jeff Casada from the Clay County Extension Office for being our speaker again for this training and answering the questions some of our