- Crop Production: agroforestry
Performance targets from proposal:
40 Northeast service providers who receive comprehensive agroforestry training will provide agroforestry assistance to 120 farmers and graziers who manage 3,600 acres of woodlot.
DESCRIPTION OF BENEFICIARIES
The primary beneficiaries will be 40 natural resource service providers, agencies and non-profit organizations from PA ,NY, MD, WV,NJ,DE and VA who will attend one of two three-day agroforestry comprehensive trainings. At least 100 more resource professionals, peer-to-peer volunteers (Farmers, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, PA Forest Stewards, e.g.) will be trained through a series of eight introductory and advanced topic webinars. Peer-to-peer Webinars will be supplemented by eight seasonally strategic agroforestry field days to allow all participants to visit active agroforestry sites and to engage experienced practitioners in discussion about their agroforestry practices.