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Online Course in Woodlot Management from Cornell Small Farms

Posted by Steve Gabriel on August 17, 2016 at 3:11pm 0 Comments

Want to get more from your woods? Take a six-week online Woodlot Management course with the Cornell Small Farms Program with extension forester Peter Smallidge and Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel.



Examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.



The course runs September 27 to November 1, with weekly…

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New Silvopasture Publication for Mid-Atlantic

Posted by Adam Downing on July 5, 2016 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Announcing #1 of 3 Silvopasture publications from Virginia Cooperative Extension.

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/CSES/CSES-146/CSES-146.html

-Adam

Photo Guide to Northeastern Silvopastures

Posted by Joe Orefice on June 13, 2016 at 10:21am 1 Comment

I recently put together a photo guide to Northeastern US silvopasture. This guide is the result of research investigating silvopasture practices on farms in New York and New England. It is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to this complex practice but it should help inform folks about some options. Please feel free to share:…

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Latest research paper in Northeast silvopasture

Posted by Joe Orefice on March 8, 2016 at 12:42pm 0 Comments

All,

Here is a link to my latest paper on Northeast silvopasture. It will be coming out in the journal Agroforestry Systems this year, but they made it available online last week. 

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10457-016-9916-0

The document is published as open access so feel free to download and share.  

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Steve Gabriel posted a blog post

Online Course in Woodlot Management from Cornell Small Farms

Want to get more from your woods? Take a six-week online Woodlot Management course with the Cornell Small Farms Program with extension forester Peter Smallidge and Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel.Examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.The course runs September 27 to November 1, with weekly webinars on Thursdays…See More
Aug 17
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms
Aug 2
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms
"The workforce, and some free-loaders "
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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms
"We just completed our first rotation through most of the logged areas in July at a density of about 100,000 lbs/acre, moving the herd 2x/day.  Some pictures below. "
Aug 2
Brett Chedzoy replied to Ben Dube's discussion Public Ecological Benefits of Silvopasture
Jul 27
Brett Chedzoy replied to Ben Dube's discussion Public Ecological Benefits of Silvopasture
Jul 27
Brett Chedzoy replied to Ben Dube's discussion Public Ecological Benefits of Silvopasture
"Ben,  A lot of thoughts run through my mind while thinking about this.  I'll start with my personal belief: Silvopasturing (and any other agroforestry system) should (or at least has the potential to) generate…"
Jul 27
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

UNH Launches Silvopasture Project at Organic Dairy Research Farm

Likely to see more organic dairies in the Northeast adopt silvopasturing to increase their grazing base with land already owned (woods) and improve animal comfort.  UNH leading the way: https://colsa.unh.edu/nhaes/article/2016/07/silvopasture" Seeing cows graze in a forest may be an uncommon site in New England but at the Organic Dairy Research Farm at the University of New Hampshire, heifers soon will be dining among the…See More
Jul 25
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

Symbiosis in (Silvo)pasture Plant Diversity

Those of you in in the Northeast know that the past 12 months - and particularly the past few months - have been unusually dry.  This has given me the opportunity to "study" the differences in plant conditions between our pasture and silvopasture areas.  Anecdotally, the forage plants are currently looking much better in the silvopastures (note: we've had < 2" of rain since March, following a dry, warm winter).  I would attribute this to four main factors:cooler ground temperatures in the…See More
Jul 22
Ben Dube posted a discussion

Public Ecological Benefits of Silvopasture

Hello all,My name is Ben Dube, and I am a PhD student in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. I’m interested in the public environmental benefits (for example: protection of surface waters, habitat for wildlife, & sequestration of carbon) of alternative agricultural techniques especially as relates to livestock and grazing. and part of my work involves helping on an innovative silvopasture project in Southern Brazil.                I’m in the early stages of thinking about how to…See More
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Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes
"Question recently came up from a friend dealing with Japanese Stilt Grass in SW PA.  Anyone care to share their successes and failures with converting JSG to something better?"
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Adam Downing posted a blog post

New Silvopasture Publication for Mid-Atlantic

Announcing #1 of 3 Silvopasture publications from Virginia Cooperative Extension.http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/CSES/CSES-146/CSES-146.html-AdamSee More
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Public Ecological Benefits of Silvopasture

Started by Ben Dube. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jul 27. 3 Replies

Hello all,My name is Ben Dube, and I am a PhD student in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. I’m interested in the public environmental benefits (for example: protection of surface…Continue

UNH Launches Silvopasture Project at Organic Dairy Research Farm

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jul 25. 0 Replies

Likely to see more organic dairies in the Northeast adopt silvopasturing to increase their grazing base with land already owned (woods) and improve animal comfort.  UNH leading the way: …Continue

Symbiosis in (Silvo)pasture Plant Diversity

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jul 22. 0 Replies

Those of you in in the Northeast know that the past 12 months - and particularly the past few months - have been unusually dry.  This has given me the opportunity to "study" the differences in plant…Continue

Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jul 6. 4 Replies

this post will jump around a bit, but I wanted to tie together several thoughts generated by two news stories that come across my inbox this yesterday...At the 2011 Northeast Silvopasture Conference,…Continue

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