Riparian Forest Buffers: An Agroforestry Practice
Riparian forest buffers can provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and enhanced wildlife habitat. This introductory Agroforestry Note provides insight into the objectives and design of riparian forest buffers. It is part of a series of Agroforestry Notes on riparian forest buffers.
Why Agroforestry? Part II
As we searched for stories on the topic of "Why Agroforestry?" for Inside Agroforestry, we heard so many insightful experiences and perspectives that we decided to create two issues.
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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 National Agroforestry Center…
Plains Farms Need Trees: A History of the U.S. Forest Service and Agroforestry
Posted January 27, 2017
Since the 1930s, the Forest Service has had a long-standing role in advancing the science and practice of using trees on farms. This article, written by former National Agroforestry Center Director, Andy Mason, and University of Nebraska Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Sarah Karle, explores the Forest Service’s involvement in the Prairie States Forestry Project, the development of the “Lincoln Lab,” and the creation of the USDA National Agroforestry Center. Read the full article on page 13 of The Rendezvous newsletter…
Multifunctional Riparian Buffers: Synergies with Bioenergy Crops and Ecosystem Service Provision
Posted January 18, 2017
Dr. Michael Jacobson.
In a NewBIO Webinar on January 17, 2017, Dr. Michael Jacobson, Penn State University Professor of Forest Resources, discussed establishing riparian buffers or replacing row crops with energy crops can reduce nutrient runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. He explored methods such as nutrient credit trading for valuing ecosystem services and various payment options.
Five Ways Agroforestry Can Grow Forest Products and Benefit Your Land, Your Pockets & Wildlife
Posted October 19, 2016
Much of the beauty in American agricultural landscapes is complemented by the trees in those landscapes. Agroforestry practices support agricultural production and help improve water quality and air quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat. These working trees can also grow fiber, food, and energy. Private landowners, including farmers and ranchers, are in a great position to help conserve and protect our trees and forests.
- Small Scale Mushroom Production
Live Oak, FL
February 10, 2017
- Perennial Farmer Gathering
Byron Colby Barn, Grayslake, IL
February 11, 2017
- Iowa Small Farms Conference
February 11, 2017
- Agroforestry Trainings for Military Veterans: Maple Syrup Production
Lake Placid, NY
February 17-18, 2017
- Strategies for Tree and Shrub Site Preparation and Establishment: Focus on Riparian Forest Buffers
February 22, 2017
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