Agroforestry in the Heartland Field Day
When: September 14th, 2019 12pm-4pm
Where: Vulcan Farm Sidney, IL
Saturn Farm Ogden, IL
Cost: $20/person, includes refreshments
Agroforestry (the simple act of farming with trees) has huge potential for growers to increase soil health, maximize biodiversity, manage operations more efficiently, and grow profits. This type of agriculture combines perennial crops like chestnuts, hazelnuts, currents, and berries with annual crops or grazing livestock with innovative systems that mimic natural ecosystems to enhance the environment and provide a multitude of crops for a farmer to harvest and market. Join the Savanna Institute and The Land Connection to see agroforestry in action in Central Illinois. You will visit two working farms owned and managed by Midwest Agroforestry Solutions, meet successful agroforestry farmers, and hear practical advice on how adding trees can help grow your farm.