2021 North American Agroforestry Conference

NAAC 2021 Sponsor Materials

Learn more about the 2021 NAAC sponsors by visiting with them in the conference lobby.  Don’t miss the opportunity to ask questions about their programs and materials.  See you in the lobby!

The mission of the National Agroforestry Center (NAC) is “to advance the health, diversity, and productivity of working lands, waters, and communities through agroforestry.

Our focus at Midwest Permaculture is on supporting property and landowners in the co-creation of functional, beautiful and productive permaculture designs that are simple and realistic in their implementation.

Green Lands Blue Waters (GLBW) is singularly focused on Continuous Living Cover (CLC). We act as a connector, collaborator, convener, and communicator serving our broad network of partners in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Our network includes universities, researchers, educators, producer associations, environmental groups, businesses, nonprofits, governmental agencies, policy makers and practitioners.

Natural climate solutions can provide up to 37% of the emission reductions needed by 2030 to keep global temperature increases under 3.6℉.  The Nature Conservancy is working around the world with private landowners, businesses, government, and local agencies to help store more carbon in our forests, farms, and natural areas.  These projects not only help address climate change, they also provide healthier air, water, soil, and wildlife habitat, while offering income for private landowners.  www.nature.org

Croatan Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and action institute whose mission is to build social equity and ecological resilience by leveraging finance to create pathways to a just economy.

The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust permanently protects land to grow healthy food. Since 2015, SILT has preserved more than 1,100 acres and helped nearly 30 farmers stay or get on affordable land. In 2020, SILT published a Iowa Landowners Guide to Sustainable Food Crops, available for download. Throughout 2021, SILT is launching its Circle Our Cities campaign to surround 10 cities with 10 permanent, sustainable table food farms in10 years. Learn more at silt.org

Propagate Ventures makes it easy for investors to fund low-risk agroforestry projects, while helping farmers increase profitability, through their analytics & project development platform.

Learn more about agroforestry for your operation at propagateventures.com.

Agriculture Fairness Alliance is a 501c4 nonprofit advocating for federal policies that encourage the sustainable production of plant-based foods. AFA works with farmers who are interested in transitioning to such operations.

Forestopia is an L3C social enterprise focusing on market development for tree products that are sourced through ecologically sound harvesting of non-timber forest products or grown in well-managed agroforestry systems. We cultivate long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with small-holder grower groups and harvester communities around the globe to expand access to market opportunities, and to promote sustainable agroforestry and conservation practices.  Forestopia offers bulk and retail presentations for a wide selection of healthy, quality tree-sourced products, available through both online sales and wholesale distribution.

Ecosia finances regenerative agroforestry in Europe.

www.ecosia.org

MOSES (the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service)provides training, resources, and practical advice to help farmers grow organically. The annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the country’s premier organic forum. Free resources include the Organic Broadcaster newspaper, Guidebook for Organic Certification, and Midwest Organic Resource Directory. For farming advice, talk to an experienced organic farmer through the Organic Answer Line (888-90-MOSES or mosesorganic.org/ask).

Nori is a startup on a mission to reverse climate change by creating a global, transparent marketplace for carbon removal. Nori focuses specifically on growing the financial incentive and supply of carbon removal, which currently constitutes less than 5% of the supply in offset markets. Today, Nori sources carbon removal by supporting farmers adopting regenerative agriculture projects that are sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere. In the future, Nori will enable various methods of carbon removal.

 Starball Hatchery, A Bed & Breakfast Retreat, where meaningful experiences explore creativity and connection to nature.  

Randy Cutler