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Photo of Blue blooms of native California lilac, and other native shrubs form part of a one-mile hedgerow in Yolo County, California. Hedgerows, an agroforestry practice, increase pollination activity from native bees and provide crop protection by harboring beneficial native insects over crop pests by a margin of three to one. Jessa Cruz, Xerces Society
ID: 746
A Win-Win on Agricultural Lands: Creating Wildlife Habitat Through Agroforestry

Over 50 percent of land use in the U.S. is dedicated to agricultural production. Farms and ranches are therefore a critical piece in the conserv ...

Principal Investigator : Gary Bentrup

Wildlife and Fish2014WO
Photo of Silvopasturist and mushroom grower Greg Judy answers questions of the 2018 Missouri Agroforestry Academy Students.
ID: 1419
Advancing Agroforestry by Supporting Those Who Assist Producers

Increasing natural resource professionals' knowledge and experience of agroforestry is one focus of the National Agroforestry Center. This is be ...

Principal Investigator : Susan M. Stein

Water, Air, and Soil
Wildlife and Fish
Resource Management and Use
2018WO
Photo of Students from the Agroforestry Academy learn about growing shiitake mushrooms on wood from a nearby timber stand improvement thinning. These students were a part of the August 2014 Agroforestry Academy held at Winona, MN. Richard Straight, USDA Forest Service
ID: 749
Agroforestry Academy 2014

The Agroforestry Academy 2014 provided a week-long training for 30 natural resources technical service providers from seven states in the Upper ...

Principal Investigator : Richard Straight

Resource Management and Use2014WO
Photo of Title pages of the assessment report and annotated bibliography on agroforestry's role in mitigating and adapting to climate change.
ID: 1472
Assessing Agroforestry’s Role in Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change

The first-ever scientific assessment on agroforestry as a mechanism for improving the resiliency and productivity of farm and ranch lands.

Principal Investigator : Gary Bentrup

Water, Air, and Soil
Wildlife and Fish
Resource Management and Use
2018WO
Photo of An image of an established windbreak on a farm in Colorado. USDA Forest Service
ID: 748
Biomass Equations for Agroforestry's Working Trees

A collaboration between the Forest Service and the University of Nebraska is providing a basis for determining the most efficient and accurate w ...

Principal Investigator : Michele Schoeneberger

Water, Air, and Soil2014WO
Photo of  Gary Bentrup, landscape planner from the USDA National Agroforestry Center, gives a presentation July 28, 2014, on Capitol Hill, on the role trees play in urban agriculture. seminar sponsored by the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research. Tom Van Arsdall, National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research.
ID: 747
Cornucopia in the Cities: Growing Urban Agriculture with Trees

Advances in research show how incorporating trees in urban landscapes contributes to diverse sustainable systems for growing food in cities that ...

Principal Investigator : Gary Bentrup

Resource Management and Use2014WO
Photo of Research supported by the National Agroforestry Center is helping to estimate the carbon sequestration benefits of windbreaks. U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agroforestry Center.
ID: 1136
Counting the Carbon from Working Trees in US Agricultural Lands

Ever since the Dust Bowl Days, windbreaks and other Working Tree practices have been contributing to the health and resiliency of U.S. agricultu ...

Principal Investigator : Michele Schoeneberger

Water, Air, and Soil2016WO
Photo of A key aspect of the agroforestry workshop was hearing from a diverse group of producers who are using agroforestry systems in their operations. L to R. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Main Street Project, MN; Victor Harris, Minority Landowner Magazine; Nate Olive, Ridge to Reef Farm, Virgin Islands; Vicki Roberts-Ratliff, Shelton Roberts Properties, LLC, MS; Jacob Marty, Green Fire Farm, WI? 
ID: 1521
Enhancing Rural Economies through Agroforestry: Assessing Emerging Opportunities

A national workshop identified opportunities for enhancing the profitability of agroforestry through increased access to land, capital, and mark ...

Principal Investigator : Susan M. Stein

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
Wildlife and Fish
2018WO
Photo of
ID: 431
Global Bioenergy Partnership Sustainability Indictators for Bioenergy

The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) agreed on a set of science-based, voluntary, practical sustainability indicators with the aim of helping ...

Principal Investigator : Marilyn Buford

Resource Management and Use2011WO
Photo of The Forest Service/USDA National Agroforestry Center's Mike Dosskey presents his conservation buffer research results on Capitol Hill, July 30, 2012, at a seminar sponsored by the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research. Forest Service
ID: 169
Location, Location, Location! Putting Buffers in Their Place

Forest Service conservation buffer research highlighted at Capitol Hill seminars

Principal Investigator : Andy Mason

Resource Management and Use2012WO
Photo of Aerial view of riparian forest buffer.??  USDA Forest Service
ID: 904
New Assessment Sheds Light on Building Resilient Landscapes from Forests to Farms

Projected changes in climate patterns and weather variability pose substantial hazards for U.S. agricultural systems and the resource base.

Principal Investigator : Gary Bentrup

Water, Air, and Soil2015WO
Photo of Screen capture of the NTFP Calculator. Gary Bentrup, U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agroforestry Center.
ID: 1141
Non-Timber Forest Product Calculator: A Tool for Merging Conservation and Production

The new non-timber forest product calculator allows landowners to estimate the income potential of harvesting and selling non-timber forest prod ...

Principal Investigator : Gary Bentrup

Water, Air, and Soil
Resource Management and Use
2016WO
Photo of Northeast Advanced Agroforestry Training participants listen to Dickinson College Farm students and staff share information about the multifunctional riparian forest buffer they planted in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, planned in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry and NRCS. The goals of the buffer are to improve water quality, diversify farm income, and provide space for education, outreach, and demonstration. Katherine MacFarland, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
ID: 1064
Partnering for Science Delivery: Sharing Agroforestry Tools and Research with Technical Assistance Providers

Knowledge and awareness of agroforestry practices, by landowners and the professionals that assist them, are key to the adoption and promotion o ...

Principal Investigator : Katherine MacFarland

Water, Air, and Soil2016WO
Photo of Publication:  Profitable Farms and Woodlands: A Practical Guide in Agroforestry for Landowners, Farmers and Ranchers. Forest Service
ID: 167
Practical Agroforestry Guide Released for Landownders, Farmers, and Ranchers

Guide informs underserved and limited resource farmers in the Southeast ways to use agroforestry to better manage their lands and boost profits

Principal Investigator : Andy Mason

Resource Management and Use2012WO
Photo of Riparian Forest Buffer planting along stream bank in Bear Creek, IA. Richard Straight, USDA Forest Service
ID: 745
Precision Design for Improving Buffers and Water Quality

Effectiveness of vegetative buffers, conventionally designed to have uniform width along field margins and riparian areas can be improved by pla ...

Principal Investigator : Mike Dosskey

Water, Air, and Soil2014WO
Photo of Riparian forest buffer among Iowa farm fields. Lynn Betts, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.
ID: 1142
Precision Design of Riparian Buffers for Improving Water Quality

The effectiveness of vegetative buffers, such as riparian forest buffers, can be doubled by matching their configuration to the terrain instead ...

Principal Investigator : Mike Dosskey

Water, Air, and Soil2016WO
Photo of USDA Agriculture Deputy Secretary, Dr. Kathleen Merrigan (left) and John Knubely (right), Deputy Minister, Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food sign a Memorandum of Understanding verifying enhanced collaboration in Agroforestry between the two nations at the United States Department of Agriculture, April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Bob Nichols, USDA
ID: 168
The United States Partners with Canada to Increase the Use of Agroforestry Practices

Partnership actions include collaborative research to restore windbreaks across the Great Plains and advancing the goals of the Global Research ...

Principal Investigator : Andy Mason

Resource Management and Use2012WO
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ID: 430
USDA Agroforestry Strategic Framework Provides Roadmap to Sustainable Agriculture

On June 6, 2011, the USDA Agroforestry Strategic Framework, Fiscal Year 2011-2016 was officially released by USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merr ...

Principal Investigator : Andy Mason

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
2011WO