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Silvopasture study in Pennsylvania

Posted by Tracey Coulter on March 23, 2015 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Grazing Lands Colalition (PAGLC) is partnering with USDA, Dickinson College Farm, and Wyebrook Farm to investiage applications of silvopasture practices in Pennsylvania in order to provide the state's farmers with technical guidance. Check out this informational video to find out more about the project and silvopasture in…

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Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday June 18, 2014

Posted by Peter Smallidge on June 16, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

As a follow-up to the webinar announcement below, the following silvopasture webinars have been archived on the Cornell ForestConnect youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/ForestConnect     …

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Request for Silvopasture Practitioners

Posted by Joe Orefice on May 29, 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments

Orefice Silvopasture Abstract.pdf 

I am an Assistant Professor at Paul Smith’s College, in the Adirondacks of New York, and am conducting research in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire to assess the…

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Silvopasture Development: Trees into Pasture

Posted by Peter Smallidge on May 2, 2014 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Webinar connection details for Wednesday June 4, 2014

Register here to receive direct notice of webinars.

Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that sustainably produces timber, livestock, and forage on the same land.  Current technologies, such as portable electric fence and management intensive rotational grazing enable managers options not available in previous decades.  A key…

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Forests are a "Key Feature" of Food Security

In today's news...LONDON — Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global   food and nutrition security but this role is currently being overlooked, a   report suggests. The study says that tree-based farming provides resilience   against extreme weather events, which can wipe out traditional food crops. It   warns that policies focusing on traditional agriculture often overlook the   role forest farming could play.…See More
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Northeast Silvopasture Webinar 2015 05 05

Webinar presenting research results into silvopasture practices in the New York and New England. Hosted by: Joseph Orefice Assistant Professor, Paul Smith's ...
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Silvopasture in the Northeast Webinar at Online

May 5, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
Northeast Silvopasture Webinar Tue, May 5, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight TimePlease join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/236858061 You can also dial in using your phone.United States : +1 (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 236-858-061Abstract:The use of silvopasture systems on farms in the Northeastern United States is not well documented. This webinar will…See More
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Brontosaurus -- Clearing strip for installation of fence

We are preparing to install agricultural fence.  We need to clear a fence line trough a rocky, overgrown (trees and brush) area.  I recall seeing a Fecon machine operate.  The equipment available is a BRONTOSAURUS mounted on a Caterpillar 312 Tracked Excavator.  The alternative is a BOBCAT T770 Rubber Tracked Loader with a 70" Davco Brush Cutter.  The operator toured the site, and is recommending use of the Brontosaurus.This is all new to me.  I'm going to look at the operator's current job…See More
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Forests are a "Key Feature" of Food Security

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 8. 1 Reply

In today's news...LONDON — Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global   food and nutrition security but this role is currently being overlooked, a   report suggests. The study says that…Continue

Brontosaurus -- Clearing strip for installation of fence

Started by Maryanne Reynolds May 3. 0 Replies

We are preparing to install agricultural fence.  We need to clear a fence line trough a rocky, overgrown (trees and brush) area.  I recall seeing a Fecon machine operate.  The equipment available is…Continue

Black Locust Silvopasture in SEPA-

Started by Abby. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Apr 7. 2 Replies

I'm looking for specific recommendations on spacing and planting for the purpose of firewood production and eventually goat pasture (as part of a rotation, not full time and with only a handful of…Continue

Tax Abatement Benefits For Land Under Silvopasture Management

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Jeff Jourdain Mar 24. 1 Reply

New York has gradually updated its property tax abatement program for agricultural land ("Ag Assessment") to include agroforestry practices like maple production - and more recently, silvopasturing. …Continue

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