Introduction to Agroforestry Technical Assistance

Are you ready to plant trees on your land? The Savanna Institute offers one-on-one support to farmers and landholders who want to adopt agroforestry. In 2023, our Technical Service Program grew in six states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. And thanks to our funders, we are able to offer technical service at no-cost to participants. In this video, staff provide an overview of the services available to farmers and landowners. Created with the support of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Limited spots available. Apply today to join the waitlist.

Agroforestry Apprenticeship Program Q&A

2024 Apprenticeship Applications Now Open!

Each season, we pair apprentices with mentor farms for 10 weeks of on-farm agroforestry learning. Apply now through May for the 2024 season.

Apprenticeship Program Q&A 

Wednesday, January 24th
5pm – 6pm Central Time
Virtual event, register for link

An agroforestry podcast and blog by the Savanna Institute

Are you interested in growing chestnuts?

On February 3, Canopy Farm Management and Savanna Institute will be hosting the workshop: “So You Want to Grow Chestnuts?” Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice of Red Fern Farm will be presenting at the workshop along with other chestnut growers.

🔊 Q&A With “Braiding Sweetgrass” Author Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

The following is an exerpt from Perennial Farm Gathering 2023 and our live Q&A with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, one of our keynote speakers for the event. Listen to the full recording as a podcast.


Listen to Kevin Wolz’s latest interview on the Modern Acre podcast, as he discusses agroforestry options for farmers and landowners. Kevin Wolz formerly led the Savanna Institute as its Co-Executive Director. In 2022, he joined Canopy Farm Management as its Chief Executive Officer.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Podcasts


Are you interested in growing chestnuts but need more information before taking the final leap? On Saturday, February 3rd in Macomb, IL, established growers will cover site selection, establishment, tree management, variety recommendations, harvesting, marketing, and financial resources. Cost: $50 includes lunch.

2024 Apprenticeship Program Q&A
Virtual Event
January 24, 5pm Central Time
Learn more and register

Workshop: So you want to grow chestnuts?
February 3, 2024
Macomb, IL
Learn more and register

Organic Farming Conference
February 22-24, 2024
La Crosse, WI
Learn more and register

Thanks to our generous donors, we are hiring! Apply now:

Agroforestry & Water Program Manager – manages existing efforts to promote agroforestry adoption through the lens of water quality and water management.

Director of Development – leads Savanna Institute’s fundraising efforts in our work to scale up agroforestry as a nature-based climate solution.

Research Participation Opportunity
Farms Branching Out: Expanding opportunities for agroforestry markets, connections, and conservation

Researchers and students at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Central State University (Ohio), and USDA Forest Service are seeking participants from Michigan, Ohio, or Wisconsin who are interested in:

  • Peer-to-Peer Agroforestry Exchanges
  • Cost-share for Management Plans (that include Agroforestry)
  • Participating in Interviews for Case Studies and Multimedia Education
  • Demonstration sites for field days

To learn more, please read this information sheet or reach out to Samantha Bosco, [email protected].