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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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January 2015

GrassWorks Annual Grazing Conference
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
January 15-17, 2015

Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference
Fairlee, Vermont
January 16-17, 2015

EcoFarm Conference 2015
Pacific Grove, California
January 21-24, 2015

Small Scale Mushroom Production
Live Oak, Florida
January 23, 2015

Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference
Ames, Iowa
January 23-24, 2015

Annual Winter Green-Up Grazing Conference
Latham, New York
January 30-31, 2015

February 2015

NOFA-VT Winter Conference
Burlington, Vermont
February 14-16, 2015

Ninth Anniversary Minority Landowner Magazine Conference
February 26-28, 2015
Houston, Texas

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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