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:
• alley cropping
• polyculture and permaculture
• multi-story forest cropping
• Erosion BMP’s and riparian buffers
• integrated specialty crops (raspberries, asparagus, hazelnuts, chestnuts, etc.)
• economic information
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.
For course information, please contact Mark Kopecky, (715)339-2555.
Registration questions? Contact Martha Martin, (608)262-0020.