What motivates landowners, researchers, educators, planners, technology transfer specialists and others to engage in agroforestry? Why agroforestry? Why us? We all have stories, based on our backgrounds, experiences, and goals, and we at NAC find such stories to be a source of inspiration. We thought you might too.
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National Agroforestry Center
The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, we conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals. Read more about the National Agroforestry Center…
Five Ways Agroforestry Can Grow Forest Products and Benefit Your Land, Your Pockets & Wildlife
Posted October 19, 2016
Much of the beauty in American agricultural landscapes is complemented by the trees in those landscapes. Agroforestry practices support agricultural production and help improve water quality and air quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat. These working trees can also grow fiber, food, and energy. Private landowners, including farmers and ranchers, are in a great position to help conserve and protect our trees and forests.
New Silvopasture Resources for the Northeast
Posted June 20, 2016
Two new silvopasture resources have recently been released for the northeast US. In 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Grazing Lands Coalition, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, utilized grant funding through Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research Education program to collaborate with Dickinson College on a multiyear project to investigate and apply adaptive management for silvopasture establishment in both woody and open pasture environments. They created a video that features thoughts and reflections of project participants including successes, issues experienced during the course of the project, and thoughts for the future.
Joe Orefice, Assistant Professor at Paul Smith’s College, with co-authors John Carrol and Leanne Ketner released A Photo Guide to Northeastern US Silvopasture. This guide is the result of research investigating silvopasture practices on farms in New York and New England.
- Woodland Mushroom Cultivation: Growing Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Woodchips
November 8-December 13, 2016
- Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference
January 20-21, 2017
- Agroforestry Trainings for Military Veterans: Maple Syrup Production
Lake Placid, NY
February 17-18, 2017
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