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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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September 2015

Pollinator Planting in Organic Pastures
September 2, 2015

Use of NRCS Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications
September 9, 2015

New York State Agricultural Resiliency Summit
September 10, 2015
Ithaca NY

Agroforestry & Forestry Short Course
September 11-15, 2015
Mecklenburg, NY

Whys and hows of raising tree crops at 70 years young
September 11, 2015
Ogden, IL

Tree crops on trial: Finding what works best
September 11, 2015
Sidney, IL

Woody Perennial Polyculture Research Fall Field Day
September 11, 2015
Urbana, IL

Profit, People and Planet: Whole farm planning for your perennial polyculture enterprise
September 12, 2015
Urbana, IL

Preparing, Planting and Presiding: Establishment and management of your perennial polyculture enterprise
September 12, 2015
Sidney, IL

Woodlot Management
September 12, 2015
Watkins Glen, NY

Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day
September 17, 2015
Griffin, GA

Integrated poultry-perennial cropping system
September 17, 2015
Northfield, MN

Farming the Forest: Foraging for Wild Mushrooms & Cultivating Gourmet Mushrooms, Ginseng, Ramps, and More
September 18-20, 2015
Rowe, MA

Aronia Berry, Hazelnuts, and Hazelnut Processing
September 19, 2015
Fenton, IA

Tree Nut Production & Agroforestry Field Day
September 19, 2015
Mt. Vernon, MO

Tree crops for the greater good: On-farm research
September 20, 2015
Oregon, IL

A Path to Beauty and Bounty: Building a Sustainable Eco-System
September 24, 2015
Portsmouth, RI

Elderberry Workshop
September 26, 2015
Poteau, OK

November 2015

Green Lands Blue Waters Conference
November 3-4, 2015
Minneapolis, MN

Women Protecting Pollinators, Protecting Food
November 6-7, 2015
Davenport, IA

Northeast SAWG It Takes a Region
November 13-14, 2015
Sarasota Springs, NY

December 2015

Using Windbreaks for Milk Cows
December 1, 2015
Gays Mills, WI

January 2016

Ecological Farming Association Conference
January 20-23, 2016
Pacific Grove, CA

Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference
January 22-23, 2015
Ames, IA

Southern SAWG Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms
January 27-30, 2016
Lexington, KY

February 2016

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Conference
February 3-6, 2015
State College, PA

Oregon Small Farms Conference
February 20, 2016
Corvallis, OR

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Farming Conference
February 25-27, 2016
La Crosse, WI


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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