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August 7, 2018: Benefits of Agroforestry in Transitioning and Organic Systems (Webinar)

August 7, 2018
3:00 PM

Event Link: http://www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars/benefits-of-agroforestry-in-transitioning-and-organic-systems/view

Join this webinar to learn how trees and shrubs can provide benefits to organic systems. 

Agroforestry can increase soil health, agroecosystem biodiversity, soil and total organic carbon, nectar/pollen/resin resources, reduces soil disturbance, increasing opportunities for agroforestry can reduce economic and ecosystem risks. This webinar will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with integrating trees and shrubs into conventional and organic forests/farms in U.S. Temperate and Tropical resource settings.

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2017-70011-26861, and the Southern Risk Management Education Center Grant #545015. For more information about the program or funding, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director and Extension Specialist, at niewolny@vt.edu or 540-231-5784.

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