Vermont Agroforestry Strategy Session

The goals of this meeting are to see what agroforestry systems can look like in Vermont and discuss opportunities for agroforestry, including silvopasture, for Vermont farmers.

Invited individuals from federal and state agencies, University and private enterprises meet to visit an agroforestry operation and discuss state-wide efforts to promote conservation practices. Please contact  for more information.

Agenda:
  • 8:45 AM: Convene at Clayplain Forest Farm in New Haven, hosted by Mark Krawczyk and introduce participants
  • 9:00 AM: Tour of agroforestry systems on the farm
  • 10:00 AM: End tour
  • 10:20 AM: Reconvene at UVM Extension Building in Middlebury and introduce new people who may have joined after the tour
  • 10:30 AM Presentation: What is agroforestry and how can it support Vermont farmers? Kate MacFarland (National Agroforestry Center) and Meghan Giroux (Interlace Agroforestry Farm & Commons)
  • 11:00 AM: Strategy discussion: next steps
  • 11:45 AM: Wrap up – including optional lunch
  • 12:00 PM: Optional lunch 
Anticipated participants: 
  • Juan Alvez, UVM Extension
  • Jeff Carter, UVM Extension
  • Caitlin Cusack, Vermont Land Trust
  • Alex DePillis, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Meghan Giroux, Interlace Agroforestry Farm & Commons
  • Kimberly Hagen, UVM Extension
  • Kaitlin Hayes, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Erin Lane, USDA Northeast Climate Hub
  • Kate MacFarland, USDA National Agroforestry Center
  • Jeff Meller, Vermont Silvopasture LLC
  • Rachel Schattman, USDA Northeast Climate Hub
  • Charlotte Rosendahl, Sterling College
  • Lynn Ellen Schimoler, Vermont Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • Michael Snyder, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
  • Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Rural Vermont
  • Marshall Webb, Shelburne Farms
  • Brandon Bless, Bread & Butter Farm
     
Event Description: 
The goals of this meeting are to see what agroforestry systems can look like in Vermont and discuss opportunities for agroforestry, including silvopasture, for Vermont farmers.
Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 08:45 to 12:00