AGROFORESTRY PROGRAM

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Agroforestry is a sustainable land-use system that involves the intentional integration and management of trees, crops, and/or livestock in a single management unit. This system offers more economical, environmental, and social benefits compared to the sole operation of its components. Well-managed agroforestry systems provide economic viability through regular, short-term incomes from crop and/or livestock components, and long-term incomes from trees. Additional short-term incomes are possible from hunting, wildlife tourism, forest farming. There are different types of agroforestry practices (silvopasture, forest farming, alley cropping, riparian buffers, and windbreaks) that a landowner can select and adopt to make the land management system more sustainable.

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Completed Events

EVENT: Training on Sustainable Agroforestry Practices 

DATE: September 22, 2017
WHERE: 02 Mary Starke Harper Hall & the Agroforestry Research and Demonstration Site
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

The objective of this program was to educate forest landowners, farmers, students, and agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable agroforestry practices to efficiently utilize their resources in order to benefit current as well as future generations. Experts from Tuskegee University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Alabama A&M University were speaking at the event. Funding support for this program was provided by USDA/NIFA. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.

EVENT: Silvopasture and Goat-Herd Management Field Day

DATE: June 9, 2017
WHERE: 472 Pecan Road, Plantersville, AL 36758

The objective of this Field Day is to educate forest landowners, farmers, and extension professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable silvopasture practices for efficiently utilizing avaialble resources to benefit current as well as future generations. Experts from Tuskegee University, Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (FSC/LAF) will be speaking at the event. Moreover, the host farmer will be sharing his experience on silvopasture-goat system. Funding support for this program is provided by USDA/NIFA. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.

EVENT: Silvopasture and Goat-Herd Management Field Day
DATE: September 10, 2016
WHERE: 472 Pecan Road, Plantersville, AL 36758

The objective of this Field Day was to educate forest landowners, farmers, and extension professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable silvopasture practices for efficiently utilizing avaialble resources to benefit current as well as future generations. Experts from Tuskegee University, Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (FSC/LAF) will be speaking at the event. Moreover, the host farmer will be sharing his experience on silvopasture-goat system. Funding support for this program is provided by USDA/NIFA. 

EVENT: Training on Sustainable Agroforestry Practices
DATE: September 30, 2016
WHERE: 102 Mary Starke Harper Hall & the Agroforestry Research and Demonstration Site
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

The objective of this program was to educate forest landowners, farmers, and agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable agroforestry practices to efficiently utilize their resources in order to benefit current as well as future generations. Experts from Tuskegee University and Alabama A&M University were speaking at the event. Funding support for this program is provided by USDA/NIFA. 

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Useful Links

- The Center for Agroforestry: http://www.centerforagroforestry.org/practices/sp.php
- USDA National Agroforestry Center: http://nac.unl.edu/ 
- World Agroforestry Center: http://www.worldagroforestry.org/
- Association for Temperate Agroforestry: http://www.aftaweb.org/