Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
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.
Ken Mudge - Forest Cultivation of Shiitake and Other Edible and/or Medicinal Mushrooms
March 26th at 7pm Central Time
Kenneth will discuss log acquisition and inoculation with fungal spawn, incubation, fruiting, and harvest of edible and medicinal mushrooms. Ken Mudge is a professor emeritus at the Department of Horticulture, Cornell University and co-author of the book Farming The Woods, An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests.
Christopher Patton - Elderberry: Transitioning from Hobby to Commercial
April 9th at 7pm Central Time
Chris will build on Terry Durham's "Growing Elderberry for Health and Profit" Savanna Institute Nutshell presentation taking it forward into that amazing plant's potential commercial future, Midwest Elderberry Cooperative's role in that future and how that can benefit elderberry growers, including those for whom elderberry is not a primary crop. As founding director and President of the Midwest Elderberry Cooperative and CEO of River Hills Harvest Marketers, LLC, Chris brings extensive knowledge about marketing shelf stable finished products for the River Hills Harvest brand throughout the Midwest and expanding nationally.
Leah Penniman - Black Agroforestry: From the "jaden lakou" of Haiti to the "Fanya juu" of Kenya.
April 23rd at 7pm Central Time
Leah will discuss how Black farmers have innovated agroecological systems for millennia. Learn how farmers at Soul Fire Farm and their sibling organizations are implementing and honoring these practices. Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer/peyizan, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2011 with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim our ancestral connection to land.
Perennial Farm Gathering
Dec 7-8, 2018 - Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison, WI
Agroforestry for Pollinators Field Day
Sept 25, 2018 - Feral Farm, N2437 Brattset Lane, Jefferson, WI 53549
Aug 3-4, 2018 - Spring Grove, MN & Coon Valley, WI
Farm Tours @ NAFEX Conference
Jul 28, 2018 - Ogden/Sidney/Urbana, IL
NAFEX Fruits of the Heartland Conference
July 26-27, 2018 - Danville, IL
Agroforestry for Landowners Field Day
May 12, 2018 - Saturn Farm, Ogden, IL & Vulcan Farm, Sidney, IL
Perennial Farm Gathering 2017
Nov 29-30, 2017 - Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison, WI
Green Lands Blue Waters Conference 2017
Nov. 28-29th, 2017 - Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison
Oct 4, 2017 - Green Fire Farm, Monticello, WI
Sep 9, 2017 - Feral Farm, Jefferson, WI
Aug 4-5, 2017 - Southeast MN
Jul 30, 2017 - Saturn Farm & Vulcan Farm, Ogden, IL
Jul 15, 2017 - Carandale Farm, Oregon, WI
May 8, 2017 - Nightfall Farm, Crothersville, IN
Big River Beef Pasture Walk - Oak Savanna Silvopasture
May 2, 2017 - Soldiers Grove, WI
Grass Up Tour - Kick Off
May 2, 2017 - Madison, WI
Perennial Farmer Gathering
Feb 11, 2017 - Grayslake, IL
Green Lands Blue Waters Conference
Nov 29-30, 2016 - University of Missouri
Society of American Foresters National Convention
Nov 1-5, 2016 - Madison, WI
Agroforestry in Wisconsin Tour & Silvopasture Establishment Presentation - Details at safconvention.org.
Sep 19, 2016 - Driftless Pastures/Seven Seeds Farm, Spring Green, WI
Sep 11, 2016 - Fields Restored, Oregon, IL
Workshops in Planning and Management for Perennial Crops
Sep 10, 2016 - Urbana, IL
Sep 9, 2016 - Woody Perennial Polyculture Research Site, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jul 29-30, 2016 - Luck, WI
Jul 25-29, 2016 - University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry
Jul 24, 2016 - Vulcan Farm, Sidney IL
Grassworks Picnic and Pasture Walks
Jul 14, 2016 - Sunnyhill Acres Farm, Cascade, WI; Heidel Dairy Farm, Random Lake, WI
Apr 30, 2016 - Sun Dappled Farms, Elmwood, IL
Perennial Farmer Gathering
Feb 6, 2016 - Sun Dappled Farm Regenerative Ag Center, Elmwood, IL
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.
Thank you for your support! See you in the field!
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