What We Do

We lay the groundwork for widespread agroforestry

Technical Service

Our Technical Service Program is here to help you diversify your farm

Black Currants

A superfruit for the Midwest

Agroforestry Apprenticeships

Our summer 2023 application is now open


A native perennial crop for the Midwest


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.

Getting Started

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.

Farm Finances

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.

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Savanna Institute’s Response to the IPCC Climate Report

Savanna Institute’s Response to the IPCC Climate Report

Spring Green, WI: On Monday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report, issuing what UN Secretary-General António Guterres described as a “clarion call to massively fast-track climate efforts by every country and every sector and on every timeframe.” The report, dubbed a ‘survival guide for humanity,’ underscores the urgency for local and global leaders to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and forecasted an overshoot of the goal as early as 2030 if major course corrections are not taken. The Savanna Institute, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit working to transition Midwest agriculture to a climate solution, issued the following statement.

Widespread, systems-level change
will take all of us. Will you give?