Chip Hope, M.S.

Research & Teaching Interests:

Sustainable Agriculture


  • MS Clemson University 2001 
  • BA UNC Chapel Hill 1974 
  • AAS CPCC 1981 


SD4200, SD3100, SD3125,SD4125,SD3900


Chip Hope is a North Carolina born and bred organic farmer and teacher. He is Farm Director for the SD Teaching and Research Farm in Fleetwood, NC; teaches applied and experietial learning courses at the Farm; and designs programming for and hosts many campus visitors, App State classes, and community members at the Farm. Prior to coming to Appalachian, Chip managed the Sustainable Ag AAS degree program at WPCC in Morganton, NC, where he was also the Deptartment Head of Engineering. For many years, Chip owned and operated Appalachian Seeds Farm and Nursery, specializing in growing and selling organic heirloom plants and heritage breed livestock. He lives on a dream family homestead farm in Collettsville, NC.

Representative Publications:

Zehnder, G., Hope, C., Hill, H., Hoyle, L., & Blake, J. H. (2003). An assessment of consumer preferences for IPM-and organically grown produce. Age, 18(25), 26-35.

Title: Farm Director
Department: Sustainable Development

Email address: Email me

Phone: (336) 977-1773

Office address
SD Farm