Agroforestry (the simple act of farming with trees) has huge potential for growers to increase soil health, maximize biodiversity, manage operations more efficiently, and grow profits. This type of agriculture combines perennial crops like chestnuts, hazelnuts, currants, and berries with annual crops or grazing livestock with innovative systems that mimic natural ecosystems to enhance the environment and provide a multitude of crops for a farmer to harvest and market. Join the Savanna Institute and The Land Connection to see agroforestry in action in Central Illinois. You will visit two working farms, meet successful agroforestry farmers, and hear practical advice on how adding trees can help grow your farm.
When: September 14, 2019 | Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Vulcan Farm | Sidney, IL
Cost: $20 | Includes refreshments