Virginia Tech’s John Munsell Awarded $1.4 million for Agroforestry Projects

Virginia Cooperative Extension associate professor John Munsell, a forest management specialist, was recently awarded $1.4 million to expand the use agroforestry to complement farm and forest production. Agroforestry is a land use management system that uses trees in conjunction with crops to create more diverse and productive land use systems.

Professor Munsell will use the funding to integrate agroforestry practives into Virginia’s water quality trading program.

“The objective is to increase tree-based nutrient offset opportunities on farmland in Virginia’s region of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond,” Munsell told the Augusta Free Press.

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