Non-timber Forest Products and Forest Stewardship Plans
To many woodland owners “harvesting” typically means the removal of timber from forests. In recent years many landowners have become aware of the role non-timber forest products (NTFPs) can play in supplemental management strategies to produce income while preserving other forest qualities.
Forest farming is the cultivation of high-value specialty crops under the protection of a forest canopy that has been modified to provide the correct shade level. Crops like ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, and decorative ferns are sold for medicinal, culinary, and ornamental uses. Forest farming provides income while high-quality trees are being grown for wood products.
- Non-timber Forest Products and Forest Stewardship Plans, Agroforestry Note #48, Forest Farming #9
- Developing Consumer and Market Research for Non-Timber Forest Products, Agroforestry Note #45, Forest Farming #7
- Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Agroforestry, Agroforestry Note #44, General #14
- Forest Farming Ramps
- Pine Straw: A profitable agroforestry enterprise
- Forest Farming: An Agroforestry Practice
- Farming Exotic Mushrooms In The Forest
- American Ginseng Production In Woodlots
- Economics And Marketing Of Ginseng
- Forest Production Of Goldenseal
- Volume 16, Issue 2: Non-Timber Forest Products
- Summer / Fall 2003: SARE
- Winter 2003: 2002 Farm Bill
- Summer 2000: Specialty Forest Products
- Spring 2000: Status Of Our Nation's Water
- Fall 1998 / Winter 1999: Small Farms
- Winter 1996: Enterprise Development
- Winter / Spring 1996: Partnership Special Education
- Spring 1995: Agroforestry Is National
- Fall 1994: Alternative Crops
Working Trees Info Sheets
- Marketing Specialty Forest Products (4 pages)
- Opportunities for Enhancing Nontimber Forest Products Management in the United States
- Managing Shade Coffee Fact Sheet
- National Association Of RC&D Councils (NARC&DC) Report: RC&D Survey Of Agroforestry Practices
- Agroforestry In The United States: Research And Technology Transfer Needs For The Next Millennium
Forest Farming - Ask an Expert
The eXtension forest farming community shares information about growing and selling high-value non-timber forest products. Members are from across the country and have experience farming and studying edible, medicinal, decorative, and craft-based products in woodlands. The community provides woodland owners and managers with information about startup, best practices, and markets, and policies.
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