Online Courses

Are you ready to learn more about agroforestry?

With courses focused on key tree crops and practices, marketing, land access and finances, agroecology and climate change you can expand your knowledge of agroforestry. Each course features multimedia lessons that use video and audio as well as text to help you dig deep into each subject.  The courses can be taken individually or in sequence.

We are releasing two courses each month this spring, so check back often to see which new ones have been published! 

Agroforestry Foundations

The Agroforestry Foundations course is designed to introduce you to a diversity of agroforestry practices, financial arrangements, farm designs and business models while helping you reflect on your own personal values and goals.

Perennial Crops and Practices in Agroforestry

Planning prior to starting an agroforestry practice or system is essential for long-term sustainability. In the Agroforestry Foundations course, we started thinking about all the aspects that need to be considered to help us plan our agroforestry project, and in this course, we take a much deeper dive into planning for agroforestry, land access options and resources, and finance options and resources.

Land Access and Finances in Agroforestry

Planning prior to starting an agroforestry practice or system is essential for long-term sustainability. In the Agroforestry Foundations course, we started thinking about all the aspects that need to be considered to help us plan our agroforestry project, and in this course, we take a much deeper dive into planning for agroforestry, land access options and resources, and finance options and resources.

Managing Agroforestry Systems in a Changing Climate

All ecosystems are complex, including agroforestry systems. They are made up of many organisms interacting with each other and their environment. Through observing and understanding how ecosystems function, people can work with natural processes to design and manipulate ecosystems for desired benefits in ways that are sustainable, resilient, and even regenerative. In this course, we dive into these fundamentals of agroforestry management. In Lesson 1, we discuss how biodiversity is essential to agroforestry systems and ways that practitioners maintain biodiversity in agroforestry systems. In Lesson 2, we explore how climate change is affecting agricultural ecosystems and how agroforestry can contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Marketing in Agroforestry

If selling at least one product or generating income is a goal of your agroforestry practice, then, it’s important to consider how you will market the product(s) you want to sell. Agricultural marketing includes all the activities producers do in order to promote and sell products to consumers.  In this module, we will review the basic elements of marketing and how to create a marketing plan for an agroforestry enterprise.