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Forests and Agroforestry

An overview of Pennsylvania forest systems, agroforestry – and the forest management aspects that Pennsylvania’s producers are also having to operate, small scale and otherwise.

Management of Pennsylvania's forests is an added dimension for many of the state’s producers that in some cases is part of their farm business plans, and in other cases, an added responsibility for which they are not receiving direct economic benefits.  Yet Pennsylvania's private forests are critical for the added ecosystems services they provide in the form of clean air, improved water quality, increased habitat and biodiversity, carbon sequestration and a number of other benefits. In addition, intentional integration of forests into agricultural systems, agroforestry, can improve production and opportunities for producing less conventional products.

Speakers:

Dr. Jim Finley, Professor of Forest Resources, Penn State School of Forest Resources on sustainable forestry.

Dr. Mike Jacobson, Associate Professor of Forest Resources, Penn State School of Forest Resources on agroforestry.

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