The United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a “practical agroforestry handbook that contains information to help establish, manage and market agroforestry projects that are profitable and sustainable over time”.
The information is targeted to growers in the southeastern U.S.A., but landowners in other regions may be able to adapt the practices and species used to suit local conditions. This guide may also spark some creative ideas about how to seek multiple benefits from agroforestry BMPs. For example, shrubs planted to function as riparian buffers could also serve for berry production. What potential exists in your operation that you had not considered?
A link to the document can be found in the article, which can be viewed here: USDA Releases Agroforestry Guide For Farmers, Woodland Owners | USDA Newsroom.