The Land Institute is a science-based research organization that promotes an alternative to current destructive agricultural practices. Their work is dedicated to advancing perennial grain crops and polyculture farming solutions.

The Land Institute is committed to researching food production methods that sustain the land, a precious resource in an increasingly precarious state around the globe.


Green Lands Blue Waters supports the development of and transition to a new generation of multi-functional agricultural systems in the Mississippi River Basin and adjacent areas that integrate more perennial plants and other continuous living cover into the agricultural landscape. They aim to serve as a model of positive agricultural transformation that can inspire and inform agricultural stakeholders and practices across the nation.

The USDA National Agroforestry Center accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, they  conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals.

The Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA) promotes the wider adoption of agroforestry by landowners in temperate regions of North America. AFTA's educational programs are aimed at facilitating the exchange of scientific and practical information about  temperate agroforestry, primarily in North America.

Since the mid 1960s NAFEX has connected people with a passion for fruit including backyard growers, orchardists, researchers, and people from all walks of life. NAFEX hosts an national meeting annually, publishes an online quarterly newsletter, and connects people together and to fruit, and fruit related content across a variety of platforms.

The Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA) brings together people interested in growing nut trees. Our members include experts in nut tree cultivation, farmers, amateur and commercial nut growers, experiment station workers, horticultural teachers and scientists, nut tree breeders, nurserypeople, foresters, and beginning nut growers.

The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, established in 1998, is one the world's leading centers contributing to the science underlying agroforestry, the science and practice of intensive land-use management combining trees and/or shrubs with crops and/or livestock.


The Agroforestry4Food program at the University of Illinois evaluates the potential of multi-species alley cropping as a transformative agroforestry system to meet growing demand for healthy foods while advancing the sustainability of the food production system.

The University of Wisconsin - Madison is conducting pioneering research in silvopasture - the intentional and intensive integration of trees and livestock. In particular, UW is exploring innovative methods for converting degraded woodlands into productive silvopasture operations.

Farm Commons is a nonprofit organization that aims to cultivate a community of support and resources for sustainable farmers. Farm Commons works by creating a wide range of legal resources and guides in many formats.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. NCR-SARE offers competitive grants and educational opportunities for producers, scientists, educators, institutions, organizations and others exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

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