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Agroforestry In-Service Workshop

June 16, 2011 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

| $20

Agroforestry is a way for landowners to improve the stewardship of their land for better income potential, wildlife habitat, and environmental quality. According to the National Agroforestry Center, agroforestry:
• combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems and
• takes advantage of the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock.

Please register by Thursday, June 9, 2011 at: http://tinyurl.com/28l9gdb

Join fellow educators and conservation professionals for a one-day workshop and tour covering key agroforestry practices for this region.
The day will include information, demonstrations and resource materials on a variety of agroforestry topics including:
• windbreaks
• alley cropping
• silvopasture
• polyculture and permaculture
• multi-story forest cropping
• Erosion BMP’s and riparian buffers
• integrated specialty crops (raspberries, asparagus, hazelnuts, chestnuts, etc.)
• economic information

Agenda
9:00 a.m. Check-in, Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR), LaFarge, Wis.
9:30 a.m. – noon Introduction to Agroforestry; Tools and Resources; Cost-share Programs
Dusty Walter, Center for Agroforestery, Univ. of Missouri
Richard Straight, National Agroforestry Center
Doug Wallace, NRCS National Agroforester
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch
Drive to field portion of workshop on agroforestry practices
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Agroforestry in Wisconsin, Mark Shepard, CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises Viola, Wis.

Registration information:
Visit http://conservation-training.wisc.edu/
For course information, please contact Mark Kopecky, (715)339-2555.
Registration questions? Contact Martha Martin, (608)262-0020.

Details

Date:
June 16, 2011
Time:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
$20
Event Category:

Venue

Kickapoo Valley Reserve
Phone:
(608) 625-2960
Wisconsin 131, La Farge, WI 54639 United States
Website:
http://kvr.state.wi.us/

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