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Developing Consumer and Market Research for Non-Timber Forest Products

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) present an opportunity for many forest landowners to get additional
income from their woodlands.

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Featured Issue

Forest Grazing, Silvopasture, and Turning Livestock into the Woods

Grazing in forests and woodlands has a long history in North America. Farmers and ranchers need to consider how to manage each acre so that it improves production without degrading the natural resource foundation, particularly as land development continues and pressures on agricultural lands intensify.

Agroforestry Notes

NAC's technical note series provides agroforestry information in a useful "how to" format. "Agroforestry Notes" are numbered and sorted by agroforestry practice.

General

Alley Cropping

Forest Farming

Riparian Forest Buffers

Silvopasture

Windbreaks

Special Applications

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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.

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