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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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September 2016

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

Driftless Pastures/Seven Seeds Farm Field Day
Spring Green, WI
September 23, 2016

Forest Farming Native Medicinal Plants in Central Appalachia
Rutland, OH
September 24-25, 2016

November 2016

Agroforestry in Wisconsin Tour at the Society of American Foresters National Convention
Madison, WI
November 1-5, 2016

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

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Conference
Hartford, CT
November 10-12, 2016

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

January 2017

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

July 2017

North American Agroforestry Conference [no link yet]
Blacksburg, VA
June 27-29, 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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