2015 Green Lands
Blue Waters Conference

Bridges and Buffers, Farms and Cities:
Continuous Living Cover Farming Systems


Agroforestry Session

November 3, 1:00-2:30 pm -- Room 325


Agroforestry intentionally combines trees/shrubs with crops and/or animals (i.e. agriculture, horticulture, and forestry) to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems. This session will discuss agroforestry as a continuous living cover strategy, share information on agroforestry networks, and invite discussion among participants. It will also address the following questions:


1:00-1:10: What are the next steps we need to take to implement agroforestry?

1:10-1:30: Introductions from the participants

1:30-1:45: What makes agroforestry financially attractive to landowners? Brief presentation


  • How can landowners use cost share for agroforestry? What role do buffer laws play?

  • What can agroforestry leases look like?

  • What are some innovative market approaches to agroforestry?



1:45-2:10: Open discussion

2:10-2:30: What makes agroforestry more effective? Using AgBufferBuilder - presentation and discussion




Jeri Neal, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Gary Wyatt, University of Minnesota Extension
Kate MacFarland, USDA National Agroforestry Center
Mike Gold, University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry
Mike Dosskey, USDA National Agroforestry Center
Diomy Zamora, University of Minnesota Extension

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