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Locally Sourced

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.

Calendar

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October 2014

On-Farm Habitat Restoration Field Tours
October 15-16, 2014
Tres Pinos and Watsonville, California

Manage Your Forest for Pine Straw and Rake in the Profits
October 16, 2014
Webinar

American Farmland Trust Conference on Farmland, Food, and Livable Communities
October 20-22, 2014
Lexington, Kentucky

Northeast Beginning Farmer Learning Network Conference
October 27-29, 2014
Albany, New York

Trainers' Training in Agroforestry Practices in the Southeastern Region
October 28-29, 2014
Tuskegee, Alabama

Agroforestry Workshop
October 21-22, 2014
Corvallis, Oregon

Art from the Forest
October 29, 2014
Webinar

November 2014

Maine Farmer to Farmer Conference
November 1-3, 2014
Northport, Maine

Re-Imagine Agriculture Tilth Conference
November 7-9, 2014
Vancouver, Washington

Agroforestry Workshop
November 8, 2014
Warrenton, Virginia

Forest Cultivated Mushrooms: A Rotten Business
November 10, 2014
Webinar

Green Lands, Blue Waters Conference
November 19-20, 2014
Decatur, Illinois

December 2014

Forest Botanicals: Deep and Tangled Roots
December 12, 2014
Webinar

May 2015

North American Agroforestry Conference
May 30-June 2, 2015
Ames, Iowa

 

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:

Agroforestry Practices

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.

Working Trees Brochures

 

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