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Agroforestry Field Days


The Savanna Institute has announced its field day lineup for 2019. Featuring tours of agroforestry production systems throughout Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, this year’s lineup highlights Midwestern farms that are leading the way in agroforestry practices such as silvopasture, forest farming, and fruit and nut crop production. Visit the Savanna Institute’s “Events” webpage to learn more and register for these field days. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn from Midwestern agroforestry experts!

“You’re committed for a long haul,” said Kathy Dice, who hosted a field day at Red Fern Farm with her husband Tom Wahl on July 20th. “So you have to be really enjoying the work that you do. Love being outside. Love time on a mower! Realize that what you’re doing is going to be good for yourself, and your family, and the environment in the long run.”

The Savanna Institute’s 2019 Field Days are:

July 20th – Red Fern Farm Tour
1:00 – 5:00 pm, Wapello, IA

August 2nd – River Hills Elderberry Producers
Hartsburg, MO

Aug 3rd – Carney Family Farm Tour
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Maxwell, IA

August 24th – Hoch Orchard Tour
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, La Crescent, MN

September 7th – Silverwood Park Alley Cropping Field Day
1:00 – 5:00 pm, Edgerton, WI

September 10th – Aspen Farm Silvopasture Field Day
10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Soldiers Grove, WI

September 14th – “Agroforestry in Action” Central Illinois Field Day
12:00 – 4:00 pm, Sidney & Ogden, IL

October 12th – Midwestern Silvopasture – Green Pastures Farm
10:00 – 4:00 pm – Clark, MO

October 13th – Nuts and Bolts of Midwestern Pecan Production
1:00 – 5:00 pm – Clifton Hill, MO

The Savanna Institute is a nonprofit organization laying the groundwork for widespread agroforestry in the Midwest. Through research, outreach, and education, the Savanna Institute is working to expand the agroforestry practices featured in this season’s field day lineup, including fruit and nut production, silvopasture, and alley cropping. You can learn more about the Savanna Institute’s work and register for this year’s field days at www.savannainstitute.org.