UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Sept 25, 10-2pm - Agroforestry for Pollinators Field Day

Feral Farm, N2437 Brattset Lane, Jefferson, WI 53549

Potluck at 1pm, please bring a dish to pass

Register here!

 

Dec 7-8 - Perennial Farm Gathering

Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison, WI

Details HERE.

UPCOMING NUTSHELLS

Join us for live, online discussions with experts on practical topics in agroforestry and perennial agriculture. Limited space is available, so register today! Instructions for accessing discussions will be provided upon registration.

Sept  11

6pm CT

Mark Cornwell - Creating mutually beneficial partnerships to tackle transportation challenges

Sept 25

6pm CT

Dan Shepherd - Harvest processing and marketing pecans at Pecan Valley: A look at the harvesting and cleaning of pecans for processing for the farm store. A talk about quality and packaging to get the most out of what is raised.

Oct 9

6pm CT

Tammy and Mark Allen - Operating a small sawmill as a second income: After 20 years in the sawmill business, we have learned how to work smarter, not harder. A sawmill can be a great second income.

Oct 23

6pm CT

Jason Fischbach - The Hazelnut Industry in the Upper Midwest: Where are we at?

Nov 6

6pm CT

Tory Dahlhoff - Economic opportunity and challenges of agroforesty for farmers: Learn how members of the panel are trying to work in new cropping systems such as agroforestry into the regional economic development conversation.

Nov 20

6pm CT

Eric Wolske - Black currant production in the Midwest: Black currant production has historically been concentrated in Europe, where it is largely used to supply the juice industry. As the US market continues to look for healthier food and drink options, the black currant provides an incredible healthy, machine-harvested product to meet these consumer demands.

Dec 4

6pm CT

Mark Shepard - Designing a Silvopasture Polyculture for Hogs: For more than 20 years Mark Shepard has been raising grass-fed and chestnut finished hogs in a diverse polyculture system that includes perennial forages available from May to October. From currants, mulberries and cherries, to hazelnuts, apples, and hearty finish on chestnuts.

Silvopasture Camp

Aug 3-4 - Spring Grove, MN & Coon Valley, WI

 

Farm Tours @ NAFEX Conference

Jul 28 - Ogden/Sidney/Urbana, IL

 

NAFEX Fruits of the Heartland Conference

Jul 26-27 - Danville, IL

 

Agroforestry for Landowners Field Day

May 12 - Saturn Farm, Ogden, IL & Vulcan Farm, Sidney, IL

 

Perennial Farm Gathering

Nov 29-30 - Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison, WI

 

Field Day

Oct 4 - Green Fire Farm, Monticello, WI

 

Field Day

Sep 9 - Feral Farm, Jefferson, WI

 

Silvopasture Camp

Aug 4-5 - Southeast MN

 

Field Day

Jul 30 - Saturn Farm & Vulcan Farm, Ogden, IL

 

Field Day

Jul 15 - Carandale Farm, Oregon, WI

 

Field Day

May 8 - Nightfall Farm, Crothersville, IN

 

Big River Beef Pasture Walk - Oak Savanna Silvopasture

May 2 - Soldiers Grove, WI

 

Grass Up Tour - Kick Off

May 2 - Madison, WI

 

Savanna Institute Perennial Farmer Gathering 2017

Feb 11 - Grayslake, IL

 

Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Nov 29-30, 2016 - University of Missouri

Exhibit of PerennialMap.org

 

Society of American Foresters National Convention

Nov 1-5, 2016 - Madison, WI

Agroforestry in Wisconsin Tour & Silvopasture Establishment Presentation Details at safconvention.org.

 

Lecture at Pennsylvania State University
Oct 26, 2016 - Pennsylvania State University
Lecture: Production Agroforestry: Scaling Up Perennial Food & Forage Systems

 

Centre County Farmland Trust Annual Meeting
Oct 25, 2016 - Bellefonte Art Museum

Lecture: A Permanent Agriculture: Land Access and Tenure for Perennial Enterprises

Field Day

Sep 19, 2016 - Driftless Pastures/Seven Seeds Farm, Spring Green, WI

Learn from experience with establishment technique trials for seedling-stage silvopasture with hogs and cattle, and with interplanted cover crops in organic corn. Co-sponsored by Savanna Institute, Michael Fields Ag Institute, USDA SARE, and others.


Field Day

Sep 11, 2016 - Fields Restored, Oregon, IL

Fields Restored grows several dozen tree crops planted in various combinations. Intrigued by these innovative practices, researchers are working with farmer Scott Williams to track changes in soil carbon, pollinators, and pest populations.  This farm also features alternative crop trials, including 19 varieties of serviceberry!

 

Workshops in Planning and Management for Perennial Crops

Sep 10, 2016 - Urbana, IL

Whole farm planning for perennial crops: profit, people and planet; Establishment and management of your perennial crops: preparing, planting and presiding

 

Field Day

Sep 9, 2016 - Woody Perennial Polyculture Research Site, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting

Aug 8, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Presentation: “Deploying a map-based network for participatory research and development of perennial agroecosystems" in session "Novel Agroecosystems: Using Biodiversity to Enhance Food Production and Ecosystem Services in Perennial Polycultures"

 

Silvopasture Workshop

Jul 29-30, 2016 - Luck, WI

Discussion and farm visits. Topics: Establishment and management of silvopasture; livestock management in silvopasture (focus on cattle); controlling brush, toxic plants and invasives; economics; opportunities and challenges of silvopasture; where to go for more information.

 

Agroforestry Academy

Jul 25-29, 2016 - University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

Presentation: “Experiences working with landowners in agroforestry”

 

Field Day

Jul 24, 2016 - Vulcan Farm, Sidney IL

See hundreds of varieties of over 50 perennial crops, plus establishment technique trials for seedling-stage silvopasture with sheep.

 

North American Congress for Conservation Biology

Jul 17-20, 2016 - Monona Terrace, Madison WI

Exhibit. Details at scbnacongress.org

 

Grassworks Picnic and Pasture Walks

Jul 14, 2016 - Sunnyhill Acres Farm, Cascade, WI; Heidel Dairy Farm, Random Lake, WI

Learn about the feasibility and profitability of combining trees, forage crops and livestock during an informative agroforestry pasture walk at Sunnyhill Acres farm, where they've been practicing silvopasture with sheep for over 20 years. Then enjoy lunch and a walk through Heidel Dairy Farm pastures and learn about the grassland habitat that supports bobolinks, pollinators and other wildlife above and below the soil.

 

Field Day

Apr 30, 2016 - Sun Dappled Farms, Elmwood, IL

 

Agroforestry in Action Webinar

Mar 30, 2016 - Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri

Presentation: Participatory Research and Outreach in Savanna-Mimicking Agroecosystems

 

Perennial Farmer Gathering

Feb 6, 2016 - Sun Dappled Farm Regenerative Ag Center, Elmwood, IL
Farmer knowledge-exchange, updates on Savanna Institute activities, and special guest Tom Wahl of Red Fern Farm in Iowa.

PAST EVENTS

MEDIA COVERAGE

Production agroforestry: a transformative solution for temperate agriculture.

The Land Connection Farm Beginnings Course. Nov 19, 2016. Urbana, IL.

 

Production agroforestry: scaling up perennial food and forage systems.

Pennsylvania State University public lecture. Oct 26, 2016. State College, PA.

 

Toward a permanent agriculture: land access and tenure for perennial enterprises.

Centre County Farmland Trust Annual Meeting. Oct 25, 2016. Bellefonte, PA.

 

Whole farm planning for perennial crops: profit, people and planet.

The Land Connection Workshop. Sep 10, 2016. Urbana IL.

 

Deploying a map-based network for participatory research and development of perennial agroecosystems.

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Aug 8, 2016. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

Establishing seedling-stage silvopasture.

University of Wisconsin and Minnesota extension farmer workshop. Jul 29, 2016. Luck, WI.

 

Experiences working with landowners in agroforestry.

Agroforestry Academy. Jul 28, 2016. University of Missouri-Columbia, MO.

 

Participatory Research and Outreach in Savanna-Mimicking Agroecosystems.

Agroforestry in Action webinar. Mar 30, 2016.  The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri.

 

Getting Started in Restoration Agriculture and Silvopasture Design.

Indiana Small Farm Conference. Mar 4, 2016. Danville, IN.

 

Strategies for silvopasture establishment.

Grassworks Grazing Conference. Jan 15, 2016. Wisconsin Dells, WI.

 

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