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Spring Green, Wis.

Agroforestry for Foresters Farm Tour

June 6, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Workshop at capacity

Agroforestry is an emerging topic of interest for landowners across Wisconsin. This field day at the Savanna Institute’s Spring Green campus will introduce foresters to agroforestry practices such as silvopasture, alley cropping, windbreaks, forested riparian buffers, and forest farming. We will tour demonstration sites and discuss ways foresters can engage in agroforestry planning, implementation, and management.


Registration Closed.

This workshop is at capacity with an extensive wait list. Unfortunately, we can not accept additional registrants at this time.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to Full refunds will be granted if written request is received by May 30, 2024. No refunds will be granted on or after May 31, 2024.

Workshop Agenda

View draft of Agroforestry for Foresters Farm Tour agenda. The workshop will take place at the Savanna Institute‘s North Farm in Spring Green, Wis. Read more about the Savanna Institute’s Farm Rules.

​Lunch is provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and a water bottle.

This workshop will be outside, regardless of weather. Please note the weather forecast and dress appropriately. More information will be sent to registrants prior to the workshop. You can expect muddy conditions with the possibility of mosquitoes and ticks.

Target Audience

​This workshop is designed for foresters who work with landowners interested in implementing agroforestry practices; however it is ​​open to all interested participants.

Continuing Education Credit

This workshop has been pre-approved for the following:

  • 6.5 Society of American Foresters (SAF) ​​Cat. 1 CFEs
  • 6.0 Wisconsin DNR Cooperating Forester CEUs
  • 4.0 Wisconsin Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) CEUs​



Erik Hagen

Spring Green Campus Farm Director, Savanna Institute

Erik sets the perennial vision for Savanna Institute’s campus in Spring Green, WI. Since 2005, Erik has devoted himself to studying, teaching, and managing agroecological systems across the country. Erik has a B.S. in Agricultural and Ecological Sciences from The Evergreen State College in 2009 and a M.S. in Ecology from Pennsylvania State University. His research focused on alternative riparian buffer and water quality management strategies for enhancing ecosystem services within agricultural landscapes.

Kris Tiles

NRI Education Program Manager, UW-Madison Division of Extension

Kris Tiles is the Program Manager of the Regional Natural Resources program. She has been working as a Natural Resources educator with Extension since 2004. Kris’ work covers the areas of forestry outreach to woodland owners and water quality improvement through soil health. She has been part of the team leading a program of broader outreach called Learn About Your Land, for new and beginning woodland owners. She has also worked with communities to facilitate dialogue around sense of place and the environment. 


This event is supported by grant funding from the USDA and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation that was awarded a team from Michigan State, Ohio State, and the University of Wisconsin to help support use of agroforestry practices and markets by small and medium sized farms in the region.