What We Do

We lay the groundwork for widespread agroforestry

Black Currants

A superfruit for the Midwest

Agroforestry Apprenticeships

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A native perennial crop for the Midwest


Agroforestry is one of the top ten natural climate solutions and the Midwest is one of the target regions for its adoption. Learn more about how you can use agroforestry practices for carbon drawdown as well as profit.

Getting Started

Whether you are an experienced farmer, institutional landowner, or agroforestry enthusiast, we have resources and programs to help you get launched. Find out how to access resources, chose tree crops for your area, and much more.

Farm Finances

From farm management to marketing, we can help you access cost-share resources, understand emerging markets for tree crops, and plan for successful agroforestry adoption. Start off on the right foot with your finances.

Multilingual Resources

The latest from the agroforestry podcast and blog by the Savanna Institute

🔊 “Is This Really A Dairy Farm?” Ask-a-Farmer with Greg Galbraith

🔊 “Is This Really A Dairy Farm?” Ask-a-Farmer with Greg Galbraith

Greg Galbraith has spent most of his life managing a dairy farm in Marathon County, Wisconsin. His farming career involved shifting his dairy operation to a grazing-based system, transitioning to organic practices, and finally passing on the farm to a new generation of organic dairy graziers. By the end of his farming tenure, his farm had so much perennial cover that people would often ask him, “Is this really a dairy farm?”

In the Shadow of the Old

In the Shadow of the Old

“We’re building the new in the shadow of the old,” Keefe Keeley MS’14, PhD’21 mused as we meandered about the fields and woodlands of the Savanna Institute’s North Farm, five miles from Spring Green, Wisconsin. Our walk took us among young walnut trees, cedars,...

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