August 19 - Exploring Elderberry Benefits webinar with Terry Durham and Chris Patton, Midwest Elderberry Cooperative

Wednesday, August 19th at 1 pm CDT

  • Elderberry History
  • Medicinal uses
  • Nutrition benefits
  • Ecological benefits of incorporating Elderberries on your farm



September 7 - Elderberry Harvest webinar with Terry Durham and Chris Patton, Midwest Elderberry Cooperative

Monday, September 7th at 5 pm CDT

  • Proper harvesting techniques for Elderberry
  • The de-stemming process and equipment needed
  • Proper storage techniques for small scale and commercial Elderberry production



September 15 - Silvopasture with Steve Gabriel, Wellspring Forest Farm

Tuesday, September 15th at 6 pm CDT

  • Incorporating animals and food production safely
  • Common questions and answers for producers



September 29 - Elderberry Processing and Market Opportunities webinar with Terry Durham, River Hills Harvest and Chris Patton, Midwest Elderberry Cooperative

Tuesday September 29th at 12 pm CDT

  • Processing for commercial and small scale use
  • Food safety compliance with GAP and FSMA
  • Retail direct marketing opportunities for new and existing growers
  • Wholesale/contracted berry and/or flower sales opportunities
  • River Hills Elderberry Producers
  • Midwest Elderberry Cooperative




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.


FALL 2020 Nutshells Coming Soon!

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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