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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.


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December 2015

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

Nutrient Management and Edge of Field Monitoring: From the Great Lakes to the Gulf
Memphis, TN
December 1-3, 2015

Snow Control Tools
December 2, 2015

Shrub-Willows for Living Snow Fences
December 2, 2015

January 2016

GrassWorks Grazing Conference
Wisconsin Dells, WI
January 14-16, 2016

Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed
Hyattsville, MD
January 14-16, 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

Farm Scale Mushroom Cultivation Online Course
February 23 – March 29, 2016

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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