RC&D Survey on Agricultural Practices
Source: National Association of RC&D Council
Map Description:
These maps are taken from a report which summarizes the results of a national survey on agroforestry. This survey was completed by Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils during the summer of 1999. The survey was designed to determine the extent and geographic location of agroforestry throughout the United States. Of the 315 RC&D's in the United States, 222 completed the survey (71% return). From these, there were 151 RC&D Councils that have directly promoted one or more agroforestry projects in their area. This represented two-thirds of the RC&D Councils that responded. The survey showed that use of, interest in, and demand for agroforestry is extremely high in all regions of the country.

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Agroforestry is the integration of agriculture and forestry practices into land use systems that can conserve and develop natural resources while increasing economic diversity at both the farm and community level. Agroforestry does not convert agricultural land to forests, but rather leaves the land in production agriculture, while integrating trees into farm/ranch operations. It can provide solutions for agricultural producers on both large and small farms and ranches, and also provide benefits for rural communities.
The National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (NARC&DC)represents the 315 RC&D Councils throughout the United States and its territories. The RC&D Councils represent multi-county areas that work to improve the natural resources, economic viability, and standard of living in their area.

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