Agroforestry Program

Agroforestry is a relatively unexplored agricultural area that North Carolina farmers can use to help offset cuts in government subsidized programs, such as tobacco.

The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T engages underserved and limited-resource audiences to revitalize their small farms and woodlands. Agroforestry offers a strategy for protecting farming as a way of life in North Carolina.

Demonstration sites such as those located at the A&T University Farm are used to exhibit agroforestry practices and for training underserved and limited-resource small farmers and woodland owners in major agroforestry practices, such as alley cropping, forest farming, riparian buffers, silvopasture and windbreaks. 

Goals of the Agroforestry Program:

  • Identify small farmers and woodland owners interested in adopting agroforestry practices on their farms and woodlands;
  • Provide small farmers and woodland owners with information and resources to implement best agroforestry practices on their small farms and woodlands.
  • Strengthen partnerships with local, state and federal agencies to provide small farmers and woodlot owners, access to funding and technical assistance for conservational practices.

Contact:

Joshua O. Idassi, Ph.D., Natural Resources specialist
The Cooperative Extension Program
North Carolina A&T State University
P.O. Box 21928
Greensboro NC 27420
Phone: 336-285-4688
Email: joidassi@ncat.edu