Minnesota Agroforestry Institute to be held Aug 29-31

 

Register by August 15th to join in-depth learning and tour study sites to understand opportunities for your land

 

(Minneapolis, MN) – The Minnesota Agroforestry Institute will be held August 29-31, 2016 in Spicer, Minnesota.  Over the course of two and a half days, participants will have the opportunity to learn and view diverse approaches to addressing farm and forest sustainability.

 

Experts and experienced practitioners will be on-hand to share knowledge, answer questions, and help identify what might work best for a specific farm or property.  The site visits will include examining the renovation of an existing windbreak, design of new windbreaks for a large dairy operation, riparian buffer projects, berry and tree plantings, and pollinator habitat.

 

The Institute is being offered in partnership by University of Minnesota Extension; USDA National Agroforestry Center; UMN- Center for Integrated Natural Resource and Agricultural Management (CINRAM) ; Soil and Water Conservation Districts; Board of Soil and Water Resources; the Regional Sustainable Development Partnership; and the Department of Natural Resources.

 

For more information about the Minnesota Agroforestry Institute, and to register, visit: http://www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/agroforestry-education/agroforestry-institute/

 

Registration can be completed online at: https://www.regonline.com/MNAgrForInst

 

The fee for this event is $100, which covers the costs for three lunches, two dinners and refreshments. Participants are responsible for their own breakfast, lodging and transportation costs. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee a spot.

 

For more information about general agroforestry practices, please see the recent Dovetail report Agroforestry 101: An Introduction to Integrated Agricultural Management Systems  available at:  http://www.dovetailinc.org/report_pdfs/2016/dovetailagroforestry0216.pdf