Oct. 28th, 11:00 am - Virtual Farm Tour - Silverwood County Park - REGISTER HERE

Featuring Farm Director Erik Hagan

  • Collaborating with a county park and community group
  • Alley cropping and spacing
  • Chestnut variety trials for northern climates
  • Soil preparation and transitioning to organic
  • Creating a community forest garden


December 6-9 - *Virtual* Perennial Farm Gathering

  • Co-hosted with the Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA)
  • Keynote panelists - Olive Watkins, Dr. Jifunza Wright-Carter, and Kathy Dice
  • Make connections with othher perennial farmers, researchers, and agroforestry enthusiasts
  • Share your work (and learn who you want to talk to more) though our perennial favorite--5 min. Nutshell Show & Tells!!






Join us for live, online discussions with experts on practical topics in agroforestry and perennial agriculture. Limited space is available, so register today! Instructions for accessing discussions will be provided upon registration.


October 13 - Local knowledge and relational values of Midwestern perennial polyculture farmers

Tuesday, October 13, 6PM CDT

Learn about motivations, practices, and networks as well as the barriers and challenges facing perennial farmers in the Midwest. Maayan Kreitzman will be presenting research based on interviews with 18 perennial polyculture farmers in the Midwest conducted in 2018 and will be joined by a panel of participating farmers to reflect on the findings.


Clare Hintz, Elsewhere Farm

Wil Crombie, Organic Compound Farm

Tony Wells- Regeneration Farms

Maayan Kreitzman, University of British Columbia


November 10 - Careers in agroforestry

Tuesday, November 10, 6PM CST

Savanna Institute's Farm Director, Erik Hagan, Farm Manager, Kaitie Adams and the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry's Outreach and Education Coordinator, Hannah Hemmelgarn will discuss their journey to careers in agroforestry, and the on- and off-farm opportunities that exist to get started and stay engaged in perennial agriculture.

January 12 - Climate resilience, and Justice

Tuesday, January 12, 6PM CST

MN350 Climate activist, Mysti Babineau, and USDA National Agroforestry Center's Research Landscape Planner, Gary Bentrup will discuss how their work contributes to our understanding of agroforestry’s role in climate resilience and climate change.

February 9 - Value added products

Tuesday, February 9, 6PM CST

Join the Center for Agroforestry's Associate Director, Mike Gold, and Marketing Manager for Midwest Agroforestry Solutions, Jeff Hake as they share their perspectives about value-added products from perennial crops.

March 9 - Food forests

Tuesday, March 9, 6PM CST

Join a conversation about food forests with the Director of the Center for Agroforestry, Sarah Lovell, and Custom Food Scaping owner, Matt Lebon as they share insights about the abundant functions of multi-strata perennial polycultures.

April 13 - Farm finances and marketing

Tuesday, April 13, 6PM CST

To be announced!


You can watch our previous Nutshell webinars on the Savanna Institute Youtube channel.

Click on the list icon in the upper right corner below to see the full list of past Nutshell videos.

2019 Perennial Farm Gathering

December 6-7th - Sinsinawa, WI


Introduction to Agroforestry & Landowner-Farmer Mixer

November 15th - Bloomington, IL


Nuts and Bolts of Midwestern Pecan Production with Dan Shepherd

October 13th  - Clifton Hill, MO


Midwestern Silvopasture Field Day with Greg Judy

October 12th - Clark, MO


Aspen Farm Silvopasture Field Day

September 10th - Soldiers Grove, WI


Silverwood Park Alley Cropping Field Day

September 7th - Edgerton, WI


Hoch Orchard Tour

August 24th - La Crescent, MN


"One Family's Vision for Agroforestry" - Carney Family Farm Tour

August 3rd - Maxwell, IA


River Hills Elderberry Field Day

August 2nd -  Hartsburg, MO


Northern Nut Growers Association & North American Fruit Explorers Annual Meeting

July 28-31st - Graduate Hotel, Iowa City, Iowa


Red Fern Farm Tour

July 20th - 13882 I Ave., Wapello, IA


North American Agroforestry Conference 2019

June 24-27th - Oregon State University


World Agroforestry Conference 2019

May 20-22nd - Le Corum Conference Centre, Montpellier, France


Perennial Farm Gathering 2018

Dec 7-8, 2018 - Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison, WI


Silvopasture Camp

Aug 3-4, 2018 - Spring Grove, MN & Coon Valley, WI


NAFEX Fruits of the Heartland Conference

July 26-27, 2018 - Danville, IL


Agroforestry for Landowners Field Day

May 12, 2018 - Saturn Farm, Ogden, IL & Vulcan Farm, Sidney, IL


Perennial Farm Gathering 2017

Nov 29-30, 2017 - Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison, WI


Green Lands Blue Waters Conference 2017

Nov. 28-29th, 2017 - Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison


Society of American Foresters National Convention

Nov 1-5, 2016 - Madison, WI

Agroforestry in Wisconsin Tour & Silvopasture Establishment Presentation - Details at safconvention.org.


Perennial Farmer Gathering

Feb 6, 2016 - Sun Dappled Farm Regenerative Ag Center, Elmwood, IL


Thank you for your support!  See you in the field!

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