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Agroforestry Resources
 

Agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal farming systems to create environmental, economic, and social benefits. It has been practiced in the United States and around the world for centuries.

 

There are several modern recognized practices such as: Alley Cropping, Forest Farming, Riparian Forest Buffers. Silvopasture, Windbreaks, and other applications. 

 

Please explore the links and resources below for a broad overview of agroforestry practices.
 

Agroforestry Resources

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USDA's Agroforestry Page

National Agroforestry Center

Agroforestry Frequently Asked Questions

Agroforestry Practices Page

Agroforestry Publications

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Agroforestry Practices:

Alley Cropping

Agricultural crops grown simultaneously with long-term tree crops.

 

Forest Farming

Cultivation of high-value crops under the protection of a managed forest canopy.

 

Riparian Forest Buffers

Natural or re-established streamside forests made up of tree, shrub, and grass plantings.

 

Silvopasture

Combines trees with forage and livestock production.

 

Windbreaks

Linear plantings of trees and shrubs to enhance, protect, and benefit people, livestock,

and soil and water conservation.

 

Additional Applications

New twists to familiar agroforestry practices.

Urban Agroforestry

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Forest Farming Resources

https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/practices/forest-farming.php (there are links to close to around 100 publications (articles, fact sheets, brochures, research, etc.).

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/exforestfarming/featured (ABFFC YouTube channel with lots of videos)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FcqBJeZ0B4 

 

https://www.aftaweb.org/about/what-is-agroforestry/forest-farming.html

 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/assets/documents/workingtrees/infosheets/WT_Info_forest_farming.pdf

 

https://newcropsorganics.ces.ncsu.edu/herb/medicinal-herbs-and-non-timber-forest-products/forest-farming-in-north-america/

 

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1029&title=Forest%20Farming%20-%20Forest%20Gardening%20Growing%20Alternative%20Crops%20Under%20a%20Forest%20Canopy

 

 

Silvopasture Resources

https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/practices/silvopasture.php 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/assets/documents/workingtrees/brochures/wts.pdf

 

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2018/06/six-key-principles-for-a-successful-silvopasture/

 

https://www.aftaweb.org/about/what-is-agroforestry/silvopasture.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fqb6rT3AxU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUOBgZZDGDk

 

https://civileats.com/2019/01/07/silvopasture-can-mitigate-climate-change-will-u-s-farmers-take-it-seriously/

 

https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em8989.pdf

 

https://ext.vt.edu/content/dam/ext_vt_edu/topics/agriculture/silvopasture/files/trees-in-silvopasture.pdf

https://ext.vt.edu/agriculture/silvopasture.html

 

 

 

Agroforestry Resources

EMEF Agro Asst flyer_edited.jpg

USDA's Agroforestry Page

National Agroforestry Center

Agroforestry Frequently Asked Questions

Agroforestry Practices Page

Agroforestry Publications

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Agroforestry Practices:

Alley Cropping

Agricultural crops grown simultaneously with long-term tree crops.

 

Forest Farming

Cultivation of high-value crops under the protection of a managed forest canopy.

 

Riparian Forest Buffers

Natural or re-established streamside forests made up of tree, shrub, and grass plantings.

 

Silvopasture

Combines trees with forage and livestock production.

 

Windbreaks

Linear plantings of trees and shrubs to enhance, protect, and benefit people, livestock,

and soil and water conservation.

 

Additional Applications

New twists to familiar agroforestry practices.

Urban Agroforestry

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Forest Farming Resources

https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/practices/forest-farming.php (there are links to close to around 100 publications (articles, fact sheets, brochures, research, etc.).

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/exforestfarming/featured (ABFFC YouTube channel with lots of videos)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FcqBJeZ0B4 

 

https://www.aftaweb.org/about/what-is-agroforestry/forest-farming.html

 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/assets/documents/workingtrees/infosheets/WT_Info_forest_farming.pdf

 

https://newcropsorganics.ces.ncsu.edu/herb/medicinal-herbs-and-non-timber-forest-products/forest-farming-in-north-america/

 

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1029&title=Forest%20Farming%20-%20Forest%20Gardening%20Growing%20Alternative%20Crops%20Under%20a%20Forest%20Canopy

 

 

Silvopasture Resources

https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/practices/silvopasture.php 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/assets/documents/workingtrees/brochures/wts.pdf

 

https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2018/06/six-key-principles-for-a-successful-silvopasture/

 

https://www.aftaweb.org/about/what-is-agroforestry/silvopasture.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fqb6rT3AxU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUOBgZZDGDk

 

https://civileats.com/2019/01/07/silvopasture-can-mitigate-climate-change-will-u-s-farmers-take-it-seriously/

 

https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em8989.pdf

 

https://ext.vt.edu/content/dam/ext_vt_edu/topics/agriculture/silvopasture/files/trees-in-silvopasture.pdf

https://ext.vt.edu/agriculture/silvopasture.html

 

 

 

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