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Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday April 16, 2014

Posted by Peter Smallidge on April 15, 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Dear Silvopasture Ning Member:

 

You may be interested in the information below that provides details and the link for you to obtain your unique “registration id” for this month’s webinar.  Note that webinars are live at noon and 7PM, for an hour each, but the meeting space is reserved from noon until 8PM.   The topics for May and June address the development of silvopasture via trees into pasture (May 21) and growing forage in woodlands (June 18).…

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Seeking silvopasture practitioners in NY and New England

Posted by Joe Orefice on March 24, 2014 at 11:13am 0 Comments

In 2014 I’ll be conducting research to document and describe silvopastures and their management in NY and New England. The existence, extent, and type of silvopasture systems in the northeast is currently unknown. The series of interviews and inventories which will take place as part of this research will document and make available specific experiences of farmers with the practice of silvopasture in the region.  It will also document the structural and…

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Second Northeast Silvopasture Conference, Latham NY January 2014

Posted by Peter Smallidge on January 29, 2014 at 10:22pm 1 Comment

We will collect copies of presentations from speakers who presented at the 2nd NE Silvopasture Conference.  Comments and thoughts from participants are quite welcome.

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Silvopasture farms willing to host visit from DC?

Posted by Colleen Rossier on December 9, 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Hello all,

I work for the USDA National Agroforestry Center, and we are looking for a few farms that would be willing to host a visit from policymaker-types in DC in the future - to show what silvopasture is, and the role agroforestry can play in providing food/products as well as addressing economic, social, and environmental challenges of today. If you would be willing to host such a visit - and are located 2 hours or less from DC, please email me at…

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Joan Walker replied to Maryanne Reynolds's discussion Will NRCS adopt a Silvopasture Standard in Massachusetts?
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Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday April 16, 2014

Dear Silvopasture Ning Member: You may be interested in the information below that provides details and the link for you to obtain your unique “registration id” for this month’s webinar.  Note that webinars are live at noon and 7PM, for an hour each, but the meeting space is reserved from noon until 8PM.   The topics for May and June address the development of silvopasture via trees into pasture (May 21) and growing forage in woodlands (June 18).April 16, 2014  Topic: Expanding Silvopasture in…See More
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Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday April 16, 2014

Dear Silvopasture Ning Member: You may be interested in the information below that provides details and the link for you to obtain your unique “registration id” for this month’s webinar.  Note that webinars are live at noon and 7PM, for an hour each, but the meeting space is reserved from noon until 8PM.   The topics for May and June address the development of silvopasture via trees into pasture (May 21) and growing forage in woodlands (June 18).April 16, 2014  Topic: Expanding Silvopasture in…See More
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Nicholas Pitel replied to Maryanne Reynolds's discussion Will NRCS adopt a Silvopasture Standard in Massachusetts?
"I am a contractor working out of western MA NRCS field offices. I am a Certified Conservation Planner with an M.S. in Forest Resources Mgt.  Ihave attended a few of the Silvopasture meetings/conferences in recent years and am trying to learn…"
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Jim Medeiros is now a member of silvopasture
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Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"Some photos below of different experiments around our farm on growing black locust.  The first is of a 4.5 acre mixed black locust/black walnut plantation that we established in 1988.  Not much site prep or care was done, plus there was a…"
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Keith Ohlinger replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"Thanks for this guys!"
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Buck Holsinger replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"Thanks for that insight.  Yes, I mis-typed the 900/acre.  I apologize. I am currently converting 18.8 acres of pasture into a "test bed" of Silvopasture for my farm.  While it is too late for this project, your ideas on the…"
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Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"My original post suggests about 700 trees per acre.  This would be approximately 8x8 spacing, though I think that other spacings, trees per acre and configurations (e.g. narrow and wide rows, clumps, etc.) could work.  Goal would be to…"
Mar 27
Buck Holsinger replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"You suggest 900 trees per acre for an initial planting.  How long would you guess you would need to wait (in years) before you could allow beef cattle to graze the pasture you planted these trees in? What are your thoughts on 50/50 Black…"
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Buck Holsinger liked Brett Chedzoy's event Silvopasturing: A Solution to Some 21st Century Challenges on Rural Landscapes
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Erin L. Hull replied to Terry Howell's discussion Central New York
"Karl, that would work for me!  I'd like to see this weather break before we head out, though.  Get a better idea of the land.  On a side note, I also have a BS in Forestry for SUNY ESF (although I've never worked in the…"
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Will NRCS adopt a Silvopasture Standard in Massachusetts?

Started by Maryanne Reynolds. Last reply by Joan Walker on Friday. 5 Replies

At the suggestion of a speaker at the Watkins Glen conference (Nov. 2011), I attended my state's NRCS State Technical Committee meeting on May 23, 2012, at the Doyle Conservation Center in…Continue

Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Jono Neiger on Wednesday. 7 Replies

A forum member recently asked about creating silvopastures for their goats with black locust.  In my opinion, black locust is just about the perfect tree for converting open pasture areas into…Continue

Central New York

Started by Terry Howell. Last reply by Erin L. Hull Mar 26. 3 Replies

HI,I recently joined the silvopasture forum and I am writing to central/upstate NY people.  I purchased a house with about 10 acres in Fabius NY  a little over a year ago.  One of my goals is to…Continue

Living Barns

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 15. 2 Replies

Winter Storm "Hercules" is blowing its way through our region today with lots of snow and sub-zero wind chills.  This weather reminds me of an often-asked question about "living barns", or the use of…Continue

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