In this episode of Voices from the Field, the second of a two-part series, NCAT Southwest Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Colin Mitchell continues his conversation with guest Rowan Reid from Australia on agroforestry — farming with trees. Rowan was a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne for 20 years, is the managing director at the Australian Agroforestry Foundation, and has written or co-authored eight books, including his most recent release: Heartwood: The Art and Science of Growing Trees for Conservation and Profit. In part two, Colin and Rowan talk about tools farmers need for producing high-value timber on their farm, fire management, farmer- to-farmer learning networks, and climate adaptation.
The link to the first half of the conversation is in the list of resources below. In that conversation, Colin and Rowan talk about the balancing of conservation and production, defining agroforestry, Rowan’s path to becoming a “forester among farmers,” and how agroforestry can help improve the environment.
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