The 9th North American Agroforestry Conference
AFTA - Moving Agroforestry into the Mainstream

Published and Distributed in June, 2005

Convention hosts, Sponsors, Staff and Volunteers


The Association for Temperate Agroforestry, the Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management at the University of Minnesota, the Southwest Badger RC&D in Wisconsin and the USDA National Agroforestry Center are pleased to host the 9th in a series of conferences that bring people interested in agroforestry together from across North America as well as our international colleagues every two years. The agroforestry group at the University of Minnesota, the Southwest Badger RC&D as well as our partners in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin have been working to advance the science and practice of agroforestry as we move towards integrating agroforestry options at a landscape level to capture social, economic and environmental improvement potential that agroforestry systems offer.

This year’s convention has attracted over 140 participants from several countries including India, Nepal, Pakistan, Cameroon, Kenya, Mexico, Chile, and Togo, as well as from Canada and the US. The program included 49 volunteer papers and 28 poster presentations describing agroforestry technology and its transfer to potential users. A session dedicated to policy issue in agroforestry included presentations from the USDA Forest Service NRCS personnel which contributed to the development of a white paper on policy issues in agroforestry.

The conference offered three field tours:

  • Pre Conference TourA tour of major agroforestry initiatives in Minnesota from the predominantly forested northern region of the state where specialty forest products are an important component of local livelihoods to highly developed and productive farmlands in the Southern part of the state.
  • Conference Tour – Site visits to major research and agroforestry initiatives in the Southeast unglaciated region of the state and the rich agricultural regions of South-central Minnesota.
  • Post Conference TourA daylong tour of innovative and profitable agroforestry options in Southwest Wisconsin including organic production and marketing as well as producers of decorative woody florals.

Please cite this publication as follows:

Brooks, K.N., and P.F. Ffolliott. 2005. (eds.) Moving agroforestry into the mainstream. The 9th North American Agroforestry Conference Proceedings, June 12-15, 2005, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dept. of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

To purchase additional copies of the proceedings CD or other agroforestry-related publications, please contact the Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA), 203 ABNR Bldg., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211,, or or CINRAM, 115 Green Hall, University of Minnesota, 

Table of Contents

Full Length Conference Papers

Steve Morse and Dean Current, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, and Department of Forest Resources and CINRAM, University of Minnesota, respectively

Greg Ruark, Program Manager, USDA National Agroforestry Center

Daniel G. Neary, and Peter F. Ffolliott, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Station, Flagstaff, AZ and School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona , Tucson, respectively

Watershed Management (WSM)

Stephen Anderson

Aaron Colson

C.H. Lin

Joe Magner

Mark Tomer

George N. Zaimes


Michael A. Gold

Michael Jacobson

Surendra Kulshreshtha

Andrew Lang

Carole Teator

Carbon Sequestration

Thomas Sauer

Michele Schoeneberger


Adrian Ares, presented by Pote, D.

Neal Bailey

Mike Demchik

C. M. Feldhake

Gerald Gottfried

Richard Shuren


J. Gordan Arbuckle, Jr.

Dean Current

Scott Josiah

Nadine Lehrer

W. Keith Moser

Leonid Sharashkin

Corinne Valdivia

Muhammad Zubair


Gary Kuhn

Alain Olivier

David Rivest

Craig Sheaffer

W. Terrel Stamps

Jing-Shu Wang


Gary Bentrup

Mike Demchik

C. Hobie Perry

Kathleen Preece and Colleen Oestreich

Yona Sipos

Karen Updegraff

Poster Sessions

Proceedings AFTA 2005