Agroforestry is one of the top ten natural climate solutions and the Midwest is one of the target regions for its adoption. Learn more about how you can use agroforestry practices for carbon drawdown as well as profit.
Whether you are an experienced farmer, institutional landowner, or agroforestry enthusiast, we have resources and programs to help you get launched. Find out how to access resources, chose tree crops for your area, and much more.
From farm management to marketing, we can help you access cost-share resources, understand emerging markets for tree crops, and plan for successful agroforestry adoption. Start off on the right foot with your finances.
2021 North American Agroforestry Conference
June 28th – July 2nd, 2021
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The work to establish and scale up agroforestry for carbon draw-down has only just begun, but the potential is enormous. One acre of alley cropping can sequester nearly a ton of carbon in woody biomass alone. Silvopasture is #4 on Project Draw-down’s list of natural c...
Early July is the perfect time to get outside and smell the elderflowers! Tour Regeneration Acres to learn about elderberry varieties, best management practices and potential market possibilities for this blossoming crop. We'll end the tour with farm owner, Natasha teac...
After a checkered history in North America, black currants are making a strong comeback as a robust crop and nutrition-packed fruit. Visit Saturn Farm, the largest black currant farm in Illinois to learn about the history of black currants, their on-farm management, pro...
The time is right to expand black currants (Ribes nigrum) as a crop in Wisconsin. Farmers in Wisconsin that grow black currants consider them to be viable from an agronomic standpoint, citing the following attributes: extremely cold hardy, able to grow on a wide variety...
Tour Savanna Institute's new home farm with our farm manager and a technical service provider. We'll discuss watersheds and water quality, and you'll have the opportunity to learn how to incorporate agroforestry practices on your land. We'll lunch together on the farm t...
Savanna Institute visits Lily Springs Farm to learn more about the varieties of elderberries they are trialing, and how they manage pest and diseases for this up and coming crop. Farm tour begins at 10 am and concludes at 1 pm on Saturday, August 28th. For more informat...
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