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Cultivate successful agroforestry


There are a lot of choices involved in adopting and managing agroforestry on your land, and the Savanna Institute is here to help. We develop enterprise budgets, profile successful agroforestry operations, help farmers navigate cost-share opportunities and develop management plans, and gather extensive educational resources to help answer your questions.

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Check out our monthly nutshell conversations for deep dives into a range of topics from farm design to innovative ideas about how to diversify farm incomes through agroforestry. See our archives here.

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What to plant and how much will it cost?


Learn more about initial costs and projected income from the most common tree crops in the Midwest in these free infosheets.

Why adopt agroforestry and what’s involved?


Steve Wolter investigated several alternatives before he settled on walnuts and chestnuts for his 128-acre farm in Crawford County, IL. In these free landowner profiles you can learn from farmers across the Midwest what works when adopting agroforestry and how they made the choices for their farms.


Cost-share for agroforestry


Agroforestry practices are often covered by NRCS CRP and, in some states, EQIP is also an option. To learn more about what resources are available in your area, email one of our agroforesters.


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