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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.


If you have an event that you would like to see listed on our calendar, please contact us.

June 2016

Elderberry Workshop
June 11, 2016
Porum, OK

Elderberry Workshop & Field Tour
June 16-18, 2016
Columbia, MO

Chestnut Growers of America Conference
June 10-12, 2016
Columbia, MO

July 2016

National Association of County Agricultural Agents
July 24-28, 2016
Little Rock, AR

4th Annual Agroforestry Academy
Columbia, MO
July 25-29, 2016

Northern Nut Growers Association Annual Meeting
July 31-August 3, 2016
Nebraska City, NE

August 2016

Minnesota Agroforestry Institute
August 29-31, 2016
Spicer, MN

September 2016

National Small Farm Conference
September 20-22, 2016
Virginia Beach, VA

November 2016

Women, Food, and Agriculture Network Annual Conference: Women and Permaculture
November 4-5, 2016
Nebraska City, NE

Green Lands Blue Waters
November 29-30, 2016
Columbia, MO

January 2017

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


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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