USDA to Conduct First National Agroforestry Survey

Dan Forestry, USDA-NASS


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct the first-ever National Agroforestry Survey. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is mailing the survey to 11,000 farmers and ranchers next week to gather information on agroforestry practices used for climate, conservation and production. NASS Agricultural Statistics Board Chair, Joe Parsons, explains the various agroforestry practices that will be part of this survey.

USDA to Conduct First-Ever National Agroforestry Survey

If producers have all five agroforestry practices on their operations, the survey will take no longer than 50 minutes to complete.


The survey is being conducted cooperatively with the USDA National Agroforestry Center, a partnership between USDA’s Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Responses to the survey can be made securely online or by mail.