North American Agroforestry Conference 2017

Blacksburg, Virginia
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Agroforestry for a Vibrant Future

Connecting People, Creating Livelihoods, Sustaining Places

The 15th North American Agroforestry Conference is for agroforestry producers, researchers, educators and those involved with related work in the fields of permaculture and agroecology.

Registration is now CLOSED!

June 27-29, 2017

Virginia Tech

Squires Student Center

Blacksburg, Virginia

Early registration begins February 15, 2017

Join us to
  • Learn about the latest advances in agroforestry research, practice, outreach, and policy
  • See innovative on-the-ground systems with agroforestry farmers
  • Share your agroforestry experience, skills, and knowledge
  • Link into the discussion about how to capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges in agroforestry
  • Network with agroforestry researchers, farmers, organizations, agency professionals, and key stakeholders

Keynote Speakers

"Agroforestry in North America: There Has Never Been a Better Time for Scaling Up"
8:45am on Tuesday, June 27

Eric Toensmeier, Author
The Carbon Farming Solution

Eric Toensmeier is an appointed lecturer at Yale University, a Senior Biosequestration Fellow with Project Drawdown, and an international trainer. He has studied perennial crops and their roles in agroforestry systems for over two decades. He is the author of The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit for Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agricultural Practices for Climate Chane Mitigation and Food Security.

"Helping Producers Understand Agroforestry"
8:30am on Thursday, June 29

Victor Harris, Editor-in-Chief
Minority Landowner Magazine

Victor L. Harris completed the forestry program at Tuskegee Institute and earned his Bachelor of Science in forestry at North Carolina State University. He was an area forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry, becoming the first Black forester in the history of the agency, then joined the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources rising to the position of assistant state forester. Harris now publishes Minority Landowner Magazine, chronicling the challenges and successes of minority farmers, ranchers and forest landowners across the country. He serves as a national outreach consultant, designing and producing minority landowner forestry and agricultural workshops. He is a North Carolina Registered Forester, and a Fellow of the Natural Resources Leadership Institute. He recently served on the Woodlands Committee of the American Forest Foundation and is a past Board member of the Conservation Trust for North Carolina.

Also including a Town Hall Policy Meeting with agroforestry leaders from North America!

Graduate Student Awards for Best Oral and Poster Presentations!

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