Profitable Agroforestry for Northeast Farms

11 Aug 2017
9:00-3:30pm

Profitable Agroforestry for Northeast Farms

Agroforestry, or the intentional integration of trees into agriculture, is a key carbon farming and climate adaptation strategy for farms worldwide. In the Northeast US, agroforestry systems can diversify farm production, mitigate flooding and nutrient runoff, reduce heat and wind stress on crops and animals, and play a role in stabilizing the climate through carbon sequestration. This intensive, interactive workshop will explore how to profitably apply agroforestry systems and practices on Northeast farms. We will particularly focus on silvopasture, multifunctional buffers, tree intercropping, and diversified orchard systems.