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To submit agroforestry events to the Center for Agroforestry calendar, please contact
Hannah Hemmelgarn at with complete event details.


Nutshell Webinar: Tribal Agroforestry & Indigenous Fire Stewardship
March 24, 2020 | 6:00pm | Savanna Institute | Free Online Webinar

This live, online discussion will feature Frank Lake, Research Ecologist in the Redwood Sciences Laboratory of the US Forest Service. Lake will share about tribal agroforestry and Indigenous fire stewardship practices in the Pacific Northwest region. Register for this and other Nutshell webinars at

Trees for Livestock, Food and Medicine
March 25, 2020 | Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) | Free Online Webinar

Steve Gabriel from Wellspring Forest Farm in New York, an agroforestry extension specialist with the Cornell Small Farm Program, will present on medicinal and feed values trees can offer ruminant livestock. Tree species including willow, poplar, and black locust have been extensively researched and found to offer opportunities for silvopasture systems. Steve Gabriel is the author of the 2018 book Silvopasture: A Guide to Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, and Trees in a Temperate Farm Ecosystem. Learn more and register for the webinar at

Soil Management for Community Trees
March 25, 2020 | University of GA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources | Free Online Webinar

In this webinar, participants will learn about the biological and arboricultural basis for managing soils of community trees, including understanding spacing between trees, canopy gap openings, water harvesting into soil below pavement, protection during construction, and recommended soil volumes. Tree health and risk is heavily influenced by the health and quality of the soil surrounding them. CEU credits are available for this webinar. More information is available at

Developing Engaging Extension Curriculum to Enhance Food Security
March 26, 2020 | 12:00pm CST | USDA Renewable Resources Extension Act | Free Online Webinar

How can Extension support practices that sustain healthy forests and rangelands, while enhancing food Security? Healthy and productive forests and rangelands are the hallmark of the Renewable Resources Extension Act and essential for addressing our future food security challenges through advances in agroforestry and rangeland management practices. Successful Extension Educators transfer innovations to stakeholders via engaging curricula. This webinar will feature the work of three successful Extension Educators: Dr. John Munsell, Agroforestry and whole farm planning, Virginia Tech; Dr. Diomy Zamora, Agroforestry and Silvopasture Systems, University of Minnesota; and Dr. Travis Mulliniks, Nebraska Ranch Practicum, University of Nebraska. More information and registration at


Nutshell Webinar: Decolonizing Agroforestry
April 7, 2020 | 7:00pm CST | Savanna Institute | Free Online Webinar

This live, online discussion will feature Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance and the Main Street Project. Reginaldo will share practical and ideological concepts regarding decolonizing agroforestry and regional food systems. Register for this and other Nutshell webinars at

Biochar Production Technologies
April 14, 2020 | 10:00am CST | US Forest Service | Free Online Webinar

This webinar will cover information on biochar related to slack pile building, on-site conversion (including small mobile units), bioenergy facilities, saw mills, compost facilities and more. It is the second presentation in an 11-park monthly webinar series created by the USDA Forest Service. More information is available at

Non-Timber Forest Products in the United States
April 14, 2020 | 12:00pm CST | NC State University Extension Forestry, USDA Forest Service | Online

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are derived from natural populations of plants or fungi, or farmed in forests. In this webinar, Dr. Jim Chamberlain and Dr. Gregory Frey will explore past research gaps in current understanding related to the access, production, markets, and market values of NTFPs in the US, including the continuum of production from wild-harvesting to forest farming of NTFPs. More information and registration is available at

Nutshell Webinar: Berries & Flour Bakery & Harvest Goods
April 21, 2020 | 7:00pm CST | Savanna Institute | Free Online Webinar

This live, online discussion will feature Heidi Leuszler, who will describe how a labor of love became a perennial cottage food operation and farm. Register for this and other Nutshell webinars at


Nutshell Webinar: Forest Farming & The Black Farmer Fund
May 12, 2020 | 7:00pm CST | Savanna Institute | Free Online Webinar

This live, online discussion will feature Olive Watkins, with the Black Farmer Fund. Watkins will describe her work with forest farming, its connection to her family roots on the land, and how the Black Farmer Fund can help reconnect black farmers to the land. Register for this and other Nutshell webinars at


Glades, Quail, and Prescribed Fire Workshop
June 2-3, 2020 | Oak Woodlands & Forest Fire Consortium | Ash Flat, Arkansas

Co-hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Fire Consortium, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and The Nature Conservancy, this 1.5-day workshop in Northern Arkansas will focus on prescribed fire management of glades, with emphasis on quail habitat. A half day of presentations at Ozarka College will be followed by a full day field tour to see these practices at Harold E. Alexander Spring River Wildlife Management Area. Registration is required and limited to the first 50 registrants. For details, visit or contact Joe Marschall ( with questions.

Comprehensive Elderberry Workshop
June 11-13, 2020 | River Hills Harvest and the Midwest Elderberry Cooperative | Columbia, MO

Join new and experienced elderberry growers in the Midwest at this informative workshop and gathering at the MU Bradford Research Center. June 11th will feature a new growers workshop covering elderberry culture from soil preparation to harvest; June 12th and 13th will include a comprehensive workshop and field tour with in-depth information on growing, propagating, diseases and pests, ongoing research, market and marketing etc. Early bird registration price ends April 30th. More information and registration at

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