NE SARE Agroforestry Professional Development Training
Thanks to the USDA’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE SARE) Professional Development Grant program we are pleased to offer day long workshops and field days to help agriculture service professionals and landowners gain a deeper understanding of agroforestry applications in the northeast. Keep an eye on our event calendar and facebook page for regular workshop announcements
Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffer Training
Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15, 2017
Tokishi Training Center, NYPUM Drive, Wellsboro, PA 16901
What makes multifunctional riparian forest buffers different from other riparian forest buffers? How can a riparian forest buffer help meet the production goals of the farm? How do you ensure riparian forest buffers are retained after CREP contracts are up? What can you harvest from a buffer system? How do you design productive riparian forest buffers that also achieve conservation functions? How do you get new and different landowners interested in riparian forest buffers?
This workshop will introduce technical service providers to novel approaches in managed riparian forest buffer systems. The two-day workshop will provide perspective on how to plan for economically and agriculturally viable riparian buffer systems that meet landowners’ conservation and production goals. The training will dive into key topics like site considerations, management, plant functions, and multifunctional systems to discover suites of management practices and tree and plant designs that achieve new conservation and production goals.
Audience: Technical service providers, including staff from NRCS, FSA, SWCDs and other federal agencies; state forestry and agriculture agencies; extension; and non-profits.
Registration visit: EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION SITE