Press

Resources for covering agroforestry

 

The Savanna Institute provides press interviews and public presentations about agroforestry, a top climate and conservation solution. Farmers who practice agroforestry integrate trees, crops and pastured animals on their farms, which creates a cascade of benefits for the ecosystem. Scientists rank agroforestry as the top land-use practice for drawing down carbon for the climate. The Savanna Institute works with farmers and scientists in the Midwest to lay the groundwork for widespread agroforestry adoption. Connect with us to learn more about our research, education, and outreach work to support diverse, perennial farming systems that incorporate trees.

Savanna Institute staff members offer press interviews and public presentations. Request an interview with our Communications Team to coordinate.

Press Releases

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,...

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Savanna Institute, Grantham Environmental Trust launch Canopy Farm Management to unlock Midwestern agriculture as a natural climate solution

MADISON, WI — A newly launched business, Canopy Farm Management (“Canopy”), will unlock the potential for Midwestern agriculture to become a natural climate solution, filling a key gap in an emerging industry in the region. The company represents an innovative partnership between the Savanna Institute and the Grantham Environmental Trust. With initial hubs in Illinois and Wisconsin, Canopy will focus on tree planting and management for farmers and landowners.

In the News

The Guardian

‘When in doubt, plant a nut tree’: the push to seed America with chestnuts

December 22, 2022

Modern Farmer

Is Agroforestry the Key to Hardier Row Crops?

December 5, 2022

EESI: The Climate Conversation:

From Farm to Table: The Role of the Farm Bill in How We Eat, Farm, and Trade

December 5, 2022

WPR: The Larry Mieller Show

Agroforestry blends crops, livestock and trees. One Midwestern non-profit is laying the groundwork for the practice to spread

November 23, 2022

Mongabay Series: Global Agroforestry

American agroforestry accelerates with new funding announcements 

October 31, 2022

NPR Morning Edition

Moving cattle into the forest could help climate change, farmers and the livestock

August 17, 2022

AgriNews

Improve water quality by establishing riparian buffers

August 15, 2022

Quivira Coalition: Down to Earth

Food, forests and farms: an intro to agroforestry

May 24, 2022