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Agroforestry and Forest Farming

A silvopasture system with cows in it
Photo Credit: Virginia Cooperative Extension

Hear from Adam Downing, Regional Forestry Extension Agent, who will share an introduction to farm and forest integration opportunities including silvopasture and forest farming. The video is below along with additional resources. 


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AgroForestry for Beginning Farmers - Downing.pdf

Extension Agent Contact Information

Adam Downing, Northern District Forestry Extension Agent



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USDA National Agroforestry Center  

Agroforestry at Virginia Tech 

Virginia Tech Silvopasture  

Virginia Tech Forest Farming 

Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition


Forest Farming YouTube