Keynote Speakers


Katie Commender

Agroforestry Program Director, Appalachian Sustainable Development






Rowan Reid

Forest Scientist and Tree Grower, Bambra Agroforestry Farm






Program Outline

Monday, June 24th

12:00pm – 4:00pm               Pre-Conference Field Tour (optional, separate registration required)

4:00pm                                 Registration Opens

5:00pm                                 Welcome Reception

Dinner on Your Own


Tuesday, June 25th

7:00am – 9:00am                Breakfast on Your Own and Registration

8:00am                                Vans Depart for Tour 1 (registration required)

9:00am                                Bus Departs for Tour 2 (registration required)

12:00pm                              Boxed lunch

5:00pm                                Reception and Dinner at Tyee Winery


Wednesday, June 26th

7:00am – 8:30am               Breakfast and Registration

8:30am – 8:45am               Welcome

8:45am – 9:30am               Keynote

9:30am – 9:45am               Coffee Break

9:45am – 10:45am             Concurrent Session 1

10:45am –11:00am            Break

11:00am – 12:00pm           Concurrent Session 2

12:00pm – 1:15pm             Lunch

1:15pm – 2:15pm               Concurrent Session 3

2:15pm – 2:30pm               Coffee Break

2:30pm – 3:30pm               Concurrent Session 4

3:30pm – 3:45pm               Break

3:45pm – 4:45pm              Concurrent Session 5

4:45pm – 5:30pm              AFTA Business Meeting

5:00pm – 7:00pm              Poster Presentation and Reception

7:00pm                              Dinner on Your Own


Thursday, June 27th

7:30am – 8:30am             Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 9:15am             Keynote

9:15am – 9:30am            Coffee break

9:30am – 10:30am          Concurrent Session 6

10:30am – 10:45am        Break

10:45am – 11:45am        Concurrent Session 7

11:45am –12:00pm         Closing Remarks

Official Conference End

Working Groups and Regional Meetings (open to all)

1:00pm – 3:00pm      Starting with a brief plenary session sharing perspectives on working at a regional scale, join others in your region to learn who else is involved with agroforestry and discuss opportunities, challenges, projects, and partnerships in your area.

  Regional Meetings

  • Northeast/Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast
  • Midwest
  • Great Plains
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Southwest

Group Meetings

  • Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition
  • USDA Agricultural Research Service