Many Paths to Success
The latest issue of the Inside Agroforestry Newsletter has hit the streets. In this issue you will find stories of landowner successes, research advancements and new ways of promoting agroforestry in the U.S. and Canada.
Managing Shade Coffee Fact Sheet
Shade coffee production in Puerto Rico has experienced a resurgence in growth during recent years, after undergoing a dramatic period of deforestation to convert to coffee production under full sun. The revival of shade coffee production utilizes a combination of coffee shrubs and shade trees that form a secondary forest.
Great Plains Windbreak Renovation and Innovation Conference
National Agroforestry Center Blog
Island Forestry: Different landscape, similar themes
Posted May 22, 2013
The May 2013 insert to the latest issue of the National Association of Conservation District's (NACD) “Forestry Notes” focuses on “Island Forestry”.
“Restoration projects can serve another purpose. On some islands, groups are interested in establishing native trees in order to build the canoes that once were an integral part of Pacific Island culture. Adds Lawrence, ‘There's a growing interest for what they call on Guam “amot,” or getting back to using native plants for healing, food and agroforestry.’ ”
Agroforestry Always in Practice
Also in the May 2013 Forestry Notes: Special Report, “One thing leaders at the National Agroforestry Center in Lincoln, Nebraska will tell you is that the idea of agroforestry sticks, just not always the name. The same is true in the islands, even though farmers and landowners there have been practicing agroforestry for centuries—eons, maybe. No one knows. It's part of the way they manage their land, not just an efficient practice for maximizing yield.”
Silvopasture Field Day (McVeytown, Pennsylvania)
June 7, 2013, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Posted May 8, 2103
Silvopasturing is an important new agroforestry system for the Northeast that allows for the sustainable production of timber, forages, and livestock on the same land. New fencing systems, a better understanding of animal behavior, and the evolution of "management intensive grazing" practices have enabled the successful implementation of silvopasturing in the Northeast to provide significant environmental and economic benefits. In this intensive one-day course, Brett Chedzoy, and Peter Smallidge, both of Cornell University, with Norm Conrad and Christopher Lent with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will teach participants the basic steps and skills needed to evaluate, plan for and implement silvopasture projects along with demonstrations on solar powered fencing and pumps. Those interested in attending must register by May 29, 2013.
University of Minnesota PhD Graduate Student Assistantship
Posted March 28, 2013
A PhD graduate student assistantship for three years is available starting in July 2013 in the Department of Forest Resources / University of Minnesota Extension, University of Minnesota. The project that the student will work on will involve the assessment of the environmental and economic benefits of woodland grazing (Silvopasture), which will be implemented in central Minnesota. A B.S. and M.S. in a closely related field are preferred and must have strong background on Forest Ecology, Watershed Management, and Hydrology. The assistantship will cover tuition fees, stipends, and health insurance for three years. Interested applicants should submit the following: letter of interest, CV, at least two letters of recommendations, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores as a single document (PDF or Microsoft Word) to Dr. Diomy Zamora (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line including PHD POSITION. The deadline for the application is April 30, 2013.
New E-Lecture Series – Windbreak Renovation
Posted March 13, 2013
The Canadian Institute of Forestry is hosting “The Forest on Your Desktop National Electronic Lecture Series”. Every Wednesday from April 10, 2013 until May 29, 2013, the E-Lecture series will be featuring topics that were presented at the Great Plains Windbreak Renovation and Innovation Conference in July 2012. See the E-lecture series poster (PDF, 1.5 MB).
To register for one, some, or all of these E-lectures please send an email to email@example.com
Windbreaks - Just Gathering Dust or a Key Component of 21st Century Ag?
Posted February 28, 2013
A new windbreak renovation conference is scheduled for May 21-23, in Dodge City, Kansas. The target audience for the workshop includes foresters and other natural resource professionals involved with windbreak renovation.
- Read more about the Southern Plains Windbreak Renovation and Innovation Workshop…
- Conference Agenda and Registration Brochure (PDF, 887 KB)
- Southern Plains Windbreak Renovation and Innovation Workshop (May 21-23, 2013)
- New E-Lecture Series – Windbreak Renovation (Every Wednesday from April 10, 2013 until May 29, 2013)
- Enhancing Habitats To Provide Multiple Ecosystem Services (May 22, 2013)
- First International Symposium on Elderberry (June 9-14, 2013)
- The North American Agroforestry Conference (NACC) (June 19-21, 2013)
- 2013 Cornell Maple Camp (June 26-29, 2013)
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