Anthony has a firm understanding of what it takes to build sustainable local economies. From a sophisticated macroeconomic perspective, to the detailed inner workings of community-based non-profits, Anthony has helped rural areas craft strategies and build programs to accelerate economies in ways that support local ecological and cultural priorities.
— Ray Daffner Manager of the Entrepreneurship and Asset-based Development Program, Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, D.C.
For nearly 30 years, Anthony has been honing his skills as a writer, focusing on helping readers understand the connections between every day issues and the often befuddling context of the larger economic, political and cultural context in which we all live. His food, farming and economy articles appeared in three small town Appalachian newspapers regularly for five years, and he has had several op-eds and articles in larger publications including the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, Appalachian Voices, Yes Magazine, and Solutions Journal. While a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2012, he wrote a regular blog focused on public policy issues, especially in the Appalachian context. He has written chapters in two published books, authored several research and analytical reports, and wrote and published Healthy Food Systems: A Tool kit for Building Value Chains. His first book, focused on the bottom up economy, is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2016.