Washington Workshop 2019

Agroforestry in the Pacific Northwest Workshop

For technical assistance providers, extension staff, and anyone else who works with farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to promote agroforestry in the PNW.

Enduris Training Facility, 1610 S Technology Blvd, Suite 100, Spokane, WA, 99224

Washington State University | Oregon State University | USDA Forest Service, National Agroforestry Center

Sept. 17-19, 2019


Please click here to register!

For more information contact Shannon Murray:

There is a $75 fee for the workshop and field tour (September 17th and 18th), and an additional $25 fee for the optional "How To Become a TSP" training on September 19th. AM/PM refreshments and lunch are included. 


Draft Schedule 

Agroforestry Workshop and Field Tour

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019: Workshop

8:00am                       Welcome and Introductions, Andy Perleberg; WSU Extension Forester    

8:15am                       Introduction to Agroforestry & What Resource Managers Should Know About the USDA Agroforestry Strategic Framework 2019-2024, Kate MacFarland; Assistant Agroforester, USDA National Agroforestry Center           

9:00am                       Living Fences in Agroforestry, Rich Straight; Technology Transfer Leader, USDA National Agroforestry Center

9:45am                       BREAK            

10:15am                     Management Considerations for Silvopastoral Systems,Tip Hudson; WSU Livestock and Rangeland Specialist         

11:15am                  Soil Considerations in Agroforestry – Keith Harrington, USDA NRCS Soil Survey Scientist

12:00pm                  LUNCH   (1230-1PM LUNCHTIME PROGRAM:– Intro to Silvopasture System at the Lazy R Ranch; Intro to the Davenport LSF, Andy Perleberg)                   

1:00pm                       Pollinators in Agroforestry Systems, Mace Vaughan; Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation          

1:45pm                       Culturally Important Native Plants, Intertribal Nursery Council, Tribal Alliance for Pollinators, TBD

2:30pm                       BREAK             

2:45pm                       Introduction to the Plant Materials Center, Alan Casey; USDA NRCS - Plant Materials Center     

3:15pm                       Riparian Buffer Considerations, Richard Fleenor, USDA NRCS Rangeland Specialist   

3:45pm                       Alley Cropping & Intercropping, Badege Bishaw; Senior Instructor, OSU College of Forestry 

4:30pm                       USDA Support of Agroforestry Systems, Carri Gaines, NRCS State Forester     

5:00pm                       End of Day 

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019: Field Tour         

8:00am                        Meet at Enduris Training Center

8:30am                        Travel to Cheney for silvopasture tour

11:30am                      Travel to Davenport for lunch (provided)  

1:00pm                        Davenport Living Snow fence

5:00pm                        Return to Enduris Training Center

Thursday, September 19th, 2019: How to Become a TSP

8am - 4pm                    Optional training at the Enduris Training Facility, separate registration required



Transportation and Lodging

The Enduris Training Facility is one mile from the Spokane International Airport. Lodging options include the Hilton Garden Inn (next to the Enduris Center), and airport hotels such as the Holiday Inn.

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn


 Can't make it this time? Coming spring 2020: Oregon Agroforestry Workshop