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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 agroforestry can help in the face of extreme weather events.

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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 NAC…

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Exploring New Options for Agroforestry

Posted February 28, 2014

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientist Tom Sauer is working to bring more trees to the Central Plains, and he's expanding their role.

Read more on the USDA Blog…

Second European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF) Conference – June 4-6, 2014 - Cottbus, Germany

Posted February 14, 2014

The theme for the conference is “Integrating Science and Policy to Promote Agroforestry in Practice.” Abstracts for papers are due March 20, 2014.

This conference encourages adoption of agroforestry practices in Europe. These efforts to understand and encourage temperate agroforestry practices may have relevance to temperate agroforestry in the United States.

More information can be found on the European Agroforestry Federation's website…

NRCS Announces 2014 Conservation Innovation Grant Application Period

Posted February 12, 2014

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering a funding opportunity to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. The application period will close on March 7, 2014.

For more information, visit the NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants web page…

Inside Agroforestry Newsletter, Now Available

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The USDA National Agroforestry Center has just released the latest issue of the Inside Agroforestry Newsletter. This issue is focused on how agroforestry practices can help adapt and mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events.

Best Management Practices for Log-Based Shiitake Cultivation

Posted January 30, 2014

With funding from a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant, Cornell University and University of Vermont Cooperative Extension have published a new guide to Best Management Practices for Log-Based Shiitake Cultivation. This guide includes up to date research and recommendations for farmers and gardeners. Review the guide in PDF format…

See other information and factsheets about mushroom cultivation on the Northeast Forest Mushroom Growers Network website…

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About Agroforestry

Agroforestry intentionally combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems. Agroforestry takes advantage of the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock. Agroforestry practices include:

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About the NAC

The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) had its origins in the 1990 Farm Bill. It began as a Forest Service Research and State & Private Forestry effort in 1992 and expanded into a partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in 1995. It is administered by the Forest Service's, Washington, DC, Office of Research and Development. NAC offices are located in Lincoln, Nebraska and Blacksburg, Virginia.

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.

About Working Trees

The right trees planted in the right places for the right reasons can add value to land-use systems. That's the Working Trees message that helps natural resource professionals, community leaders, and landowners identify with the concept of agroforestry. NAC uses the Working Trees theme to promote the development of sustainable agriculture and communities.

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