Savanna Institute

About the Farm:

The Savanna Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with farmers and
scientists to lay the groundwork for widespread agroforestry adoption in the Midwest US.


Inspired by the native savanna ecosystems that once covered much of this region, the Savanna
Institute conducts research, education, and outreach to support the growth of diverse,
perennial agroecosystems.


The Savanna Institute recently purchased a 195-acre farm in the Lowery Creek Watershed, which is among the
watersheds coordinated by the Uplands Group. The farm has 30 acres in cropland, 50 acres in
pasture, 105 acres in managed forest, and 10 acres in managed wetlands.


In 2022 the Savanna Institute plans to fence off the stream - clearing the ground and installing 5-strand, electric, high-tensile exclusion fencing on 2600 linear feet of Lowery Creek.