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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As a follow-up to the webinar announcement below, the following silvopasture webinars have been archived on the Cornell ForestConnect youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/ForestConnect     …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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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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8th Annual Perennial Biofeedstock Energy Field Tour and Presentations at USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center

July 23, 2014 from 9:45am to 3:30pm
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Big Flats Plant Materials Center is hosting its 8th Biomass Energy Workshop with Tour on July 23rd.  There will be a demo of a biomass gasification and power generator, powdered biomass burner and a John Deere Gator powered by a syngas generator using biomass pellets.  There will be presentations from Cornell University on Bioenergy Grasses on Marginal Soils, Penn State Extension on New Uses and Markets for Bioenergy Crops, Southern Tier…See More
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8th Annual Perennial Biofeedstock Energy Field Tour and Presentations at USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center

July 23, 2014 from 9:45am to 3:30pm
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Big Flats Plant Materials Center is hosting its 8th Biomass Energy Workshop with Tour on July 23rd.  There will be a demo of a biomass gasification and power generator, powdered biomass burner and a John Deere Gator powered by a syngas generator using biomass pellets.  There will be presentations from Cornell University on Bioenergy Grasses on Marginal Soils, Penn State Extension on New Uses and Markets for Bioenergy Crops, Southern Tier…See More
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Grasstravaganza 2014 at Morrisville State College

July 17, 2014 to July 19, 2014
The Don’t-Miss event of the year for all livestock owners and grazing dairies!  This conference will feature three national experts in grazing and soil health: Ray Archuleta, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) “Soil Guy” from North Carolina, who travels the country promoting soil health; Jerry Brunetti, founder of Agri-Dynamics, a company that provides holistic animal remedies for farm, livestock, and pets; and Jim Gerrish, former University of Missouri researcher, writer, who is…See More
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Workshop Materials from the Silvopasture Field Day - McVeytown, PA - June 7th 2013

Thank you to the 40+ who were able to attend the workshop last Friday in McVeytown.   The handouts used for the workshop are attached below as .pdf files.  -- BrettSilvopasturing.pdf…See More
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Virginia Silvopasture Demo - Shendoah Valley Ag & Research Extension Center

"I've got a couple projects in the works so here's a few of my observations/comments.  In both cases they resembled more of regeneration harvests than thinnings - in particular seed tree or shelterwood operations.  In some cases…"
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Virginia Silvopasture Demo - Shendoah Valley Ag & Research Extension Center

"Thanks Brett.  This will surely be a learning process.  The main issue right now is how to get the logging slash cleaned up such that we might be able to establish some forage this fall.  The contractors are too expensive."
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Silvopasture overview on permaculture website

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jun 16. 0 Replies

Peter came across the following permaculture site:…Continue

Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Jim Medeiros Jun 4. 12 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

Browse block/ Tree ID

Started by CJ Sloane. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 1. 6 Replies

I'm planting a mixture of trees, closely spaced, on a open patch of land that I haven't had much luck converting to pasture. The horrible hay season of last year made me think of the resiliency of…Continue

Will NRCS adopt a Silvopasture Standard in Massachusetts?

Started by Maryanne Reynolds. Last reply by CJ Sloane May 22. 6 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

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