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Thank you for joining us for the

2021 North American Agroforestry Conference

 

The virtual conference starts on June 28th and goes through July 2nd, 2021

5 Days

Each day will tell a story of how we can scale up agroforestry for carbon drawdown. Join us as we explore the crops, markets, policies, innovation and organization that will bring us together to work toward a future – without a climate crisis.

50+ Speakers

Gathering at the conference are some of the top minds in climate action, agroforestry research and innovation. Our speakers and session topics will invoke the conversations that lead us in the shift toward widespread agroforestry in North America.

One Goal

Agroforestry is one of the top ten natural climate solutions and the North American Agroforestry Conference aims to bring together the top minds to bring about these solutions and create an action plan.

CONFERENCE NAVIGATION

Monday

June 28th

9am -5pm CST

Tuesday

June 29th

9am -5pm CST

Wednesday

June 30th

9am -5pm CST

Thursday

July 1st

9am -5pm CST

Friday

July 2nd

9am -5pm CST

Day 1: Agroforestry for Carbon Drawdown 

Monday, June 28th, 2021

9am -5pm CST

Carbon in our atmosphere can be stored in soils and biomass, pumped down with the help of trees and perennial ecosystems. As the climate crisis worsens, we must scale up agroforestry and perennial agriculture to make agriculture a climate solution.

11:30AM – 11:45AM | BREAK

1:00PM – 1:30PM | LUNCH & TECH TUTORIAL

3:00AM – 3:15AM | BREAK

4:30PM | MIXERS

Day 2: The Tree Toolbox

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

9am -5pm CST

Food, forages, fiber, and more: the toolbox of trees is deep, multifunctional, ancient, and plentiful. We will explore the major opportunities agroforestry presents.

11:30AM – 11:45AM | BREAK

1:00PM – 1:30PM | LUNCH: LAUNCHING NEW AGROFORESTRY VENTURES

3:00AM – 3:15AM | BREAK

4:30PM | MIXERS

Day 3: Financing the Transition

 

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

9am -5pm CST

Creative and innovative financial strategies will be required to transform agriculture with trees and keep carbon sequestered. We will explore the many mechanisms that can bridge the transition to equitable, just, and resilient agroforestry and perennial agriculture.

11:30AM – 11:45AM | BREAK

1:00PM – 1:30PM | LUNCH: LAUNCHING NEW AGROFORESTRY VENTURES

3:00AM – 3:15AM | BREAK

4:30PM – 5:30PM | AFTA AWARDS CEREMONY

Day 4: Access to Land & Markets

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

9am -5pm CST

Before farmers can confidently scale up, they need to secure land tenure and robust supply chains. We will explore how these barriers can be turned into opportunities for local communities and become part of equitable food systems.

11:30AM – 11:45AM | BREAK

1:00PM – 1:30PM | LUNCH: LAUNCHING NEW AGROFORESTRY VENTURES

3:00AM – 3:15AM | BREAK

4:30PM – 5:30PM | AFTA MEMBERSHIP MEETING

4:30PM | MIXERS

Day 5: Mobilizing Deep-rooted Agriculture

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

9am -5pm CST

We will look back over our collective learning to plan a perennial path forward. From cross-cutting policy to grassroots organizing, we need strong action to create a future where the climate crisis becomes an opportunity to build a regenerative society.

11:30AM – 11:45AM | BREAK

11:45AM – 1:00PM | REGIONAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:00PM – 1:30PM | LUNCH: LAUNCHING NEW AGROFORESTRY VENTURES