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.

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

Market Ready

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

Travis Adkins here at Red Bird Mission, we had service week here on campus for some of our students at Red Bird Christian School on April 19th and 20th. We had a lot of fun planting strawberry plants in one of our raised beds. We also planted some tomato and pepper seeds in our green

The Season Begins

By |April 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission, Uncategorized|

This is Travis Adkins from Red Bird Mission again.  I attended the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Training on Thursday, March 22nd. The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) awards grants to States, United States Territories, and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits,

Getting Ready For The Farmer’s Market

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

This is Travis at Red Bird Mission.  I attended the Eastern Kentucky Farmer Conference (EKFC) on February 22nd and 23rd. Where I learned a lot about taking care of my crops, having a good partner, learned more about value added products and what kind of certifications you need for different types of value added products.