SOUTHWEST AGROFORESTRY ACTION NETWORK
in partnership with the Arizona Community Tree Council
presents online/via Zoom
ATTRA - The National Sustainable
Agriculture Information Service
January 11, 2023
Program Duration is one hour
After registering for this program, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This two step process allows us to track attendance for CEUs and CFEs.
Presentation Description: The ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program, also known as the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, is a project run by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and funded by a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. Through the ATTRA program, NCAT’s team of Sustainable Agriculture Specialists provide farmers and ranchers with free one-on-one technical assistance, training, educational resources to support regenerative land stewardship in both English and Spanish. The ATTRA program utilizes a team of over 30 trained specialists - all with a different area of expertise - who ad.re available to assist any farmer or rancher who reaches out. Nine of ATTRA’s 30 specialists are experienced in agroforestry and can be called upon to teach producers how to better design, implement, and manage agroforestry systems in their regions. Additionally, ATTRA has a library of hundreds of technical publications, tip sheets, podcasts, and videos on topics such as agroforestry, transitioning to organic production, business management, cover cropping, conservation, and more. ATTRA is always expanding their array of resources, and their most recent offering is a Climate Smart Agriculture Toolkit, which provides straightforward and simple resources to demystify the world of carbon sequestration and carbon markets.
Presenter: Katherine Favor is an Agroforestry and Sustainable Agriculture Specialist with NCAT/ATTRA. She first started working in agroforestry during her service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay in 2014, and she has been passionate about it ever since. She holds a master’s in Agroforestry from the University of Missouri Columbia and for her thesis she studied vineyard agroforestry systems. In her role at NCAT she provides technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who are looking to implement agroforestry and other regenerative practices on their land.
10:00 – 10:05 – Housekeeping (using chat, continuing education credits, recording) – Bev Babb, ACTC
10:05 – 10:10 – Introduction by Donna Davis, Chair, SWAAN
10:10 – 11:10 (60 minutes) – Presentation by Katherine Favor
11:10 – 11:25 (15 minutes) - Q&A with the presenters
11:25 – 11:30 (5 minutes) – Closeout by Donna Davis, Chair, SWAAN
11:30 – 12:00 (30 minutes) - SWAAN Business Meeting led by Donna Davis
- Next quarterly SWAAN webinar: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 10:00-11:00 MDT (program TBD)
- SWAAN’s 2023 conference will be July 11-13 in the Denver area. Stay tuned for more information.
Continuing education credits for today’s program - applied for, not yet approved:
- 1.0 hours of Continuing Forestry Education credits (Cat. 1) by the Society of American Foresters (SAF – contact Andy Mason, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 1.0 hours of Continuing Education Units (Sustainability) by the America Society of Agronomy (ASA – contact Mick O’Neill, email@example.com).