Agenda Agroforestry Education Training for Natural Resource Professionals held in Wilmar, Mn

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Actual Agroforestry Training-Workshop Agenda for Natural Resource Professionals held in Willmar, MN

Actual Agroforestry Training-Workshop Agenda for Natural Resource Professionals held in Willmar, MN

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  • 1. Agroforestry Training-Workshop for Natural Resource Professionals Agenda March 20, 2008 Willmar, MN 8:00-8:45 Registration 8:45-9:15 Welcome, Overview of the Principles and Concepts of Agroforestry Speaker: Diomy Zamora, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Minnesota Extension 9:15-9:45 Alley cropping as an alternative approach to enhancing ecological, economic productivity Speaker: Mike Demchik, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Steven Point 9:45-10:15 Forest farming as an approach to increasing landowners’ productivity, income and woodland management Speaker: Dusty Walter, Research Agroforester, University of Missouri - Center for Agroforestry 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-11:00 Silvopasture agroforestry system as an approach to woodland management Speaker: Dusty Walter, Agroforester, University of Missouri - Center for Agroforestry 11:00-11:45 Riparian Buffers: Concepts and Applications Speaker: Ken Brooks, Professor, University of Minnesota Implementing Agroforestry Concepts in the Riparian Forest Buffers Speaker: Ginger Kopp, State Staff Forester, NRCS, Minnesota 11:45-12:15 Design and principles of windbreak systems. Speaker: Gary Wyatt, Extension Professor, University of Minnesota Extension 12:15-1:00 Lunch Luncheon Topic: The role of agroforestry in carbon sequestration. Speaker: Dean Current, Director, Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management (CINRAM), University of Minnesota 1:00-1:30 The role of agroforestry in biomass energy production. Speaker: Gregg Johnson, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota 1:30-2:00 Agroforestry and Wildlife Speaker: Dusty Walter, Research Agroforester, University of Missouri – Center for Agroforestry
  • 2. 2:00-2:30 Cost and benefit analysis of agroforestry practices Speaker: Dean Current, Director, Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management (CINRAM), University of Minnesota 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-3:15 The cost-share programs for agroforestry Speaker: Paul Flynn, State Resource Conservationist, NRCS, Minnesota 3:15-4:00 CASE STUDY ANALYSIS EXERCISE Enhancing collaboration among Agencies: An agroforestry case analysis exercise Facilitators: Diomy Zamora, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Minnesota Extension, and Jim Chamberlin, Soil and Water Conservation District, Baxter, MN, 4:30 Adjourn