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The latest issue of the Inside Agroforestry Newsletter has hit the streets. In this issue you will find stories of locally produced foods, plant a tree of life, the emerging role of food hubs, and steep hills meet steep demand.


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December 2016

Woodland Mushroom Cultivation: Growing Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Woodchips
November 8-December 13, 2016

January 2017

Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference
Ames, IA
January 20-21, 2017

February 2017

Agroforestry Trainings for Military Veterans: Maple Syrup Production
Lake Placid, NY
February 17-18, 2017

March 2017

Oyster Mushroom Cultivation: Making good use of farm buildings for mushroom production
March 1-April 5, 2017

April 2017

Oyster Mushroom Cultivation: Making good use of farm buildings for mushroom production
March 1-April 5, 2017

May 2017

Agroforestry Trainings for Military Veterans: Managing Trees and Animals in Silvopasture Systems
Montour Falls, NY
May 12-13, 2017

June 2017

North American Agroforestry Conference
Blacksburg, VA
June 27-29, 2017

July 2017

The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals
Morgantown, WV
July 12-14, 2017


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:

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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