Current Info Sheet
How can agroforestry practices and approaches support green infrastructure?
Current Info Sheet
How can agroforestry help landowners adapt to increased rain intensity?
Finding Agroforestry in the 2014 Farm Bill
The latest issue of the Inside Agroforestry Newsletter features the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill). The 2014 Farm Bill provides numerous opportunities for landowners to get financial support for agroforestry through USDA programs.
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…
Online training available on Assessing and Financing Regional Food Enterprises
Posted May 24, 2016
The USDA has released an online interactive training for all types of funders, from traditional financial institutions to nonprofit and philanthropic partners. The training helps funders to understand the work of regional food enterprises that are connecting local producers with local markets. USDA sees potential for investment in businesses in the middle of the supply chain, like local food hubs, processors, aggregators, and distributors. This investment would provide capital for anything from seed money to delivery trucks and sales staff to walk-in coolers. As these businesses start-up or scale-up, they in turn build demand for goods and produce from regional farmers.
Local Food System Toolkit released by USDA, Colorado State
Posted May 11, 2016
The USDA and Colorado State University have released a new resource, The Economics of Local Food Systems: A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments and Choices. This toolkit, developed by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), helps communities reliably evaluate the economic impact of investing in local and regional food systems. These activities contribute to USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2) initiative, which coordinates efforts across USDA to support local and regional food systems. These resources may be useful to those working on financial planning, marketing, and food system development for crops and products produced in agroforestry systems.
Non-timber Forest Product Calculator now available!
Posted March 2, 2016
A new economic decision-support tool is now available for estimating the income potential from harvesting and selling non-timber forest products from an agroforestry planting. You can download this tool from the NAC website. This tool was developed in cooperation with the Virginia Tech, College of Natural Resources and Environment under a Conservation Innovation Grant from Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Virginia.
- Elderberry Workshop
June 11, 2016
- Elderberry Workshop & Field Tour
June 16-18, 2016
- Chestnut Growers of America Conference
June 10-12, 2016
- National Association of County Agricultural Agents
July 24-28, 2016
Little Rock, AR
- 4th Annual Agroforestry Academy
July 25-29, 2016
- Northern Nut Growers Association Annual Meeting
July 31-August 3, 2016
Nebraska City, NE
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