An agroforestry podcast and blog by the Savanna Institute

🔊 Black Currants: A Once-Forbidden Fruit

🔊 Black Currants: A Once-Forbidden Fruit

Kevin Wolz: Here in the US, around the year 1900, the black currant industry was about as large as the blackberry industry is today. Blackberries are not the most common fruit, but everyone knows what a blackberry is, and you can buy them in basically any store. And...

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Building Agroforestry Through Community in Illinois

Building Agroforestry Through Community in Illinois

Agroforestry is a viable natural climate solution that landowners can adopt right now to increase climate-smart agriculture in the region. Planting trees in pasture, along waterways, and in alley cropping systems resonates with many that want to diversify their farm income while addressing climate change and protecting water. The demand has exposed crucial gaps in educational opportunities, state and local agricultural policy, and staff capacity to provide one-on-one support to farmers and landowners seeking to establish agroforestry projects in this region. The Savanna Institute is working to fill those gaps in Illinois and across the Midwestern US.

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🔊 “Fearless Farm Finances” with Paul Dietmann and The Cutting Edge Podcast

🔊 “Fearless Farm Finances” with Paul Dietmann and The Cutting Edge Podcast

For this episode of Perennial AF, I joined forces with another podcast, also about perennial agriculture and also based in Madison, Wisconsin. The Cutting Edge Podcast is put out by the UW Madison Division of Extension Emerging Crops Program. They have over 40 episodes looking at different emerging crops for the upper Midwest. I joined Steffen Mirsky, one of the hosts of The Cutting Edge Podcast, to talk with Paul Dietmann, Senior Lending Officer of Mission Financing at Compeer Financial, about the financial side of working with emerging perennial crops.

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