Paul Salon and Brett Chedzoy
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler Co. 

Brett Chedzoy 607-535-7161


Friday November 16, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

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USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center 
3266 Route 352
Big Flats, NY 14814

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Working Trees in Agricultural Landscapes 

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Working Trees in Agricultural Landscapes – An Introduction to Agroforestry

USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center and

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler Co.

Friday, November 16th, 2012 – 9:30 to 3:30 pm

USDA Big Flats Plants Materials Center, 3266 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY 14814.

9:30 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 11:00     An Overview of Five Agroforestry Systems for the Northeast: Alley Cropping, Forest Riparian Buffers, Windbreaks, Silvopasturing and Forest Farming; Dan Dostie, USDA-NRCS, PA State Resource Conservationist

11:00 - 12:30 The Ecological and Economical Benefits of Agroforestry; Ray Archuleta, USDA-NRCS, National Technology Center-East, Greensboro NC, Conservationist Agronomist

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch and visit exhibitors

 1:30 - 3:30     Field Tour

  • Examples of windbreaks, living snowfence and hedgerows
  •  Establishment methods: nursery stock options,  site preparation methods, post-planting vegetation and pest control
  • Native willow nursery
  • Hybrid willows for sustainable bioenergy production
  • Time of shrub willow cutting and planting trial for soil bioenegineering

3:30     Conclude

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*For additional information contact or by calling 607-562-8404 or Brett Chedzoy at or by calling 607-535-7161. There will be an afternoon field tourc so please dress for the weather. Let us know if you have special needs. Please bring $12.00 to cover the cost of lunch. CEU’s with the Society of American Foresters and certified crop advisors pending


Directions: Take Route 17 (I 86) to Exit 48 (East Corning/Route 352). Follow Route 352 east for 1.5 miles. PMC entrance is on the left.  

Hosted by the USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Program in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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Visit the Plant Materials Program website at: Plant Solutions for Conservation Needs

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