October No. 1

Agroforestry: Farming Beyond Food Production

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Agroforestry: Farming Beyond Food Production. I am a 25-year old with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticultural Science who graduated in 2010 from the University of Minnesota. My family owns a 200-acre farm in west-central Minnesota and it is my intention to implement agroforestry practices on our land. I struggle to call myself a farmer. Granted, the fact that I am still apprenticing with local producers and that the only livestock I currently have on MY land are my friend‘s honeybees might have something to do with it. However, I sincerely question whether the title of farmer will ever really encompass what I do.

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