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    Agroforestry Trainings for Natural Resource Professionals: Silvopasture at Southern Piedmont AREC

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    Thanks for your interest in Agroforestry Trainings for Natural Resource Professionals. Here, you can register to attend the FREE Silvopasture Fundamentals workshop. This event will happen rain or shine! Lunch is included.

    This course has been approved for the following: 4 NRCS Planner Certification Contact Hours and 4 DCR Certified Conservation Planner Contact Hours.

    Silvopasture is the intentional integration of forages, trees, and livestock, and can help increase the productivity and health in farm and forest systems.

    The increasing interest in agroforestry among land managers has produced a growing need for technical assistance. Join us and learn about the principles, design considerations, benefits, and potential challenges associated with forest farming.

    Trainers:

    • J.B. Daniel
    • Jason Fisher
    • Steve Gabriel
    • Emilie Tweardy
    • John Fike
    • Katie Payne

    More information about the session content and trainer bios is available at 

    https://www.asdevelop.org/agro...

    Seats are limited, so register soon! Please note, these trainings have been scheduled to coincide with regularly scheduled JED training dates, but are open to all natural resource professionals and agricultural educators. When registering, please select the ticket type that most closely matches your organizational affiliation.

    An online introductory course will be available in the spring to watch in preparation for the training.

    If you have questions, contact Stesha Warren at swarren@asdevelop.org or 336-202-9943.

    If you need an assistive device, service, or other accommodations, please contact Katie Trozzo at ketrozzo@vt.edu at least 5 days prior to the event.

    Partners and Collaborators

    The Agroforestry Trainings for Natural Resource Professionals Program is an inter-regional collaboration brought to you by:

    ·    Appalachian Sustainable Development

    ·    Cornell Cooperative Extension

    · Interlace Commons

    · Savanna Institute

    · USDA National Agroforestry Center

    ·    Virginia Tech

    These Virginia workshops are hosted by Appalachian Sustainable Development and the Virginia Tech Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation in collaboration with:

    ·       Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)

    ·       Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF)

    ·       Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE)

    ·       Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition  


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