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The latest issue of the Inside Agroforestry Newsletter has hit the streets. In this issue you will find stories of landowner successes, research advancements and new ways of promoting agroforestry in the U.S. and Canada.
Managing Shade Coffee Fact Sheet
Shade coffee production in Puerto Rico has experienced a resurgence in growth during recent years, after undergoing a dramatic period of deforestation to convert to coffee production under full sun. The revival of shade coffee production utilizes a combination of coffee shrubs and shade trees that form a secondary forest.
Great Plains Windbreak Renovation and Innovation Conference
National Agroforestry Center
The USDA National Agroforestry Center (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. Read more about the NAC…
Green Infrastructure and Water Management Conference, January 14-15, 2014
Posted December 4, 2013
Consider heading to Tampa, Florida, and join experts from around the United States and the world for a comprehensive discussion around Green Infrastructure and Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas.
Position Opening with USDA National Agroforestry Center
Posted November 26, 2013
The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) Director position in Washington, D.C. has been posted on USA Jobs. There are two announcements for this single position:
- The announcement for “All U.S. Citizens” is 14-55070001-0082DP. The application period closes 1/10/2014. See the ‘Demo’ announcement…
- The announcement for current federal employees is 14-55070001-0082G-TC. The application period closes 1/10/2014. See the ‘Merit’ announcement…
If you have questions regarding this position please contact Andy Mason at email@example.com before December 20, 2013.
Living Snow Fences in New York State
Posted November 20, 2013
The State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) collaborated with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to install additional living snow fences and conduct research on existing snow fences. Their website provides fact sheets, cost benefit models, training information, research results, and examples relevant to living snow fences in New York State and beyond.
Secretary Vilsack Highlights First-Ever Report on USDA Efforts to Expand Agroforestry Practices on Farms, Ranches and Woodlands
Posted October 28, 2013
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the first-ever report on USDA's role advancing agroforestry. Agroforestry: USDA Reports to America (PDF) details how agroforestry practices are helping farmers, ranchers and woodland owners enhance agricultural productivity, protect the environment and increase profits. Read the press release…
In addition, we are launching new, enhanced USDA Agroforestry website, and have established an inbox for our customers to send their questions and comments about the report and USDA’s role in agroforestry: agroforestry@USDA.gov.
Videos About Ramps and Mushroom Production
Posted September 16, 2013
The USDA National Agroforestry Center working with Virginia Tech University has developed two series of YouTube videos about production of Ramps and Shiitake Mushrooms. These videos are now available through the eXtension Forest Farming website and on YouTube. A big thanks to partners at Cornell University and the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station working with VaTech to make these and future videos available.
For additional resources, see our Forest Farming web page…
Agroforestry a Part of Award Winning Casey Tree Farm Master Plan
Posted September 13, 2013
A team of faculty and students from Virginia Tech has won the Casey Trees Master Plan Design Competition out of a field of four finalist teams, which was narrowed down from over fifty initial proposals. The plan includes recommendations from Associate Professor John Fike of the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for three agroforestry approaches to crop production: alley cropping, silvopasture, and forest farming.
Dust Bowl Worries Swirl Up As Shelterbelt Buckles
Posted September 11, 2013
Windbreaks and Droughts have a long history together in the Great Plains and the story continues even today.
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