With four days of engaging content, 45 sessions, 400 people from over 18 different countries; we thought it would be useful to create space to reconnect, continue the conversations and continue to grow this community of agroforesters. There will be several breakout rooms for extended tree crop meetups, decolonizing agriculture, networking, farm planning and research!
Continue the discussion that began at this years' Perennial Farm Gathering, about the importance of long-term leases, ground leases and other innovative approaches to supporting the next generation of farmers. Moderated by Joseph Klingelhutz, SILT farm specialist, Lyle Luzum, land donor, Will Lorentzen, Owner and Farmer at Jupiter Ridge Farm. Please pre-watch the video that will be sent with your registration confirmation and come with questions.
Prewatch the discussion between Suzan Suzan Erem- Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT), Alison Volk- American Farmland Trust, Chris Gutschenritter- Tall Pines, and Erik Hagan- Savanna Institute, who will be moderating; then join this live session to ask questions and continue the conversation! Video link will be sent with your registration confirmation.
Alley cropping offers exciting possibilities for multiple farmers operating in partnership on the same land. This webinar will explore long-term partnerships between tree crop farmers and alley crop farmers, with special focus on rent dynamics and the long-term planning required when integrating trees into agricultural settings. Alley cropping systems explored will include chestnuts, small fruits, and timber.
Patrick Michaels, Business Analyst at the Savanna Institute, works to develop enterprise budgets for agroforestry systems and business models that will catalyze the widespread adoption of agroforestry in the Midwest.