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Published June 11, 2008, 12:00 AM

Agroforestry and renewable energy tour is June 12

An agroforestry and renewable energy tour will be held in West-Central Minnesota on June 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

An agroforestry and renewable energy tour will be held in West-Central Minnesota on June 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This tour is designed to bring landowners and natural resource professionals in Minnesota together to share experiences on agroforestry.

Agroforestry is a practice that deliberately combines trees and crops/livestock together in a piece of land for optimum economic and environmental benefits.

During the tour, participants will hear from invited speakers on how agroforestry can address some of the emerging issues such as water quality, carbon sequestration, and biomass energy.

The tour will involve visits to the following agroforestry sites/practices: hybrid poplar plantation, riparian buffers, windbreaks systems/living snow fences, and the University of Minnesota-Morris energy gasification facility.

Participants wishing to join the tour are encouraged to be at the WesMin RC&D Office, 900 Robert Street, Alexandria by 8:45 a.m. A bus will leave promptly at 9 a.m. from this location.

This training is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension. The cost of attending this workshop is $20, which will cover lunch, refreshments, and a bus tour.

For more information on this workshop, contact Diomy Zamora at (218) 828-2332 or zamor015@umn.edu, or Gary Wyatt at (507) 389-6748 or wyatt@umn.edu. To register, call Sue Crotty at 1-888-241-0720 or crott012@umn.edu).

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