Webinar: Careers in Agroforestry

Online

This free, live webinar will feature staff from the Savanna Institute and the University of Missouri's Center for Agroforestry discussing career opportunities in agroforestry.

Webinar: Novel financing partnerships in agroforestry

Online

Megan Murphy of Backyard Beauty discusses her journey of collaborating with the NRCS's EQIP and CSP programs to financially support her perennial farming efforts. Bring your questions!

2020 Virtual Perennial Farm Gathering

Online

Mark your calendars for our first ever virtual Perennial Farm Gathering, December 6th-9th. In a year of social distancing, we believe the Perennial Farm Gathering will be more important than ever to help bring the perennial agriculture community together.

Webinar: Climate resilience and justice

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USDA National Agroforestry Center's Research Landscape Planner, Gary Bentrup will discuss how his work contributes to our understanding of agroforestry’s role in climate resilience and climate change; and Gail Nordheim, the President of Madison 350, will discuss the work of Madison 350 and understanding the consequences of our actions/non-actions.

Perennial Farm Gathering: Synthesis Session

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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!

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Webinar: Value-Added Products

Online

This free, live webinar, will feature Michael Gold of the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry and Jeff Hake of Funks Grove Heritage Fruits & Grains discussing opportunities for value-added agroforestry products.

Passing on the Gift of Land

Online

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.

Webinar: Food forests, foodscaping, and edible agroforestry

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This free, live webinar will feature Sarah Lovell, director of the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, and Matt Lebon of Custom Foodscaping in St. Louis, Missouri discussing ways of incorporating edible agroforestry into neighborhoods and urban areas.

The Role of Land Trusts in Agroforestry

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Prewatch the discussion between Suzan Erem- Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT), Alison Volk- American Farmland Trust, Chris Gutschenritter- Tall Pines, and Erik Hagan- Savanna Institute. Join this live session, moderated by Suzan Erem, to ask questions and continue the conversation! Video link will be sent with your registration confirmation.

Black Currant Agronomy Panel

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Black currants are a nutritious berry crop gaining interest among health-conscience consumers and farmers seeking to diversify their operations alike. Eric Wolske has led research at the University of Illinois on currant cultivar performance and best practices for growing currants in orchards, agroforestry systems, and even in parks and yards. Eric will go over some of the exciting components of his research on currants and share some of the lessons he’s learned to help future and current currant growers maximize production of this delicious and nutritious up-and-coming fruit.

Partnership structures and creative business in agroforestry

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This webinar is great if you own land and are looking for creative ways to profit that isn't necessarily farming, or if you are looking to farm and need access to land. We will be hearing from a land owner on her rental agreement with an agroforester, and a long time farmer who works with incubators and other small business start ups; who will also be addressing creative career options in agroforestry.