An Introduction to Silvopasturing

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An Introduction to Silvopasturing

Time: June 26, 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Antwerp, NY
Street: Miller Road
City/Town: Antwerp, NY
Phone: 315-788-8450
Event Type: field, day
Organized By: Ron Kuck, Jefferson County CCE
Latest Activity: May 30, 2013

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Event Description

CCE Jefferson / Lewis Pasture Walk series continues in 2013

Introduction to Silvopasture

1st Meeting: Wednesday, June 26

From our pasture walks and meeting many have expressed interest in silvopasturing and why not? Silvopasturing is well-suited for our NNY landscape and livestock.

10:00am – 12:00pm Mazy Acres / Jim Young. Miller Road, Antwerp

            Organic Dairy; Reg. Holsteins; new bedded pack barn with flat parlor.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch on your own. We’ll bring the water and snacks

1:00pm – 3:00PM Beartown Farms / Gene LaMothe, Antwerp

            Grazing sheep and beef. Meet on Pulpit Rock Road (look for signs). Instructor Joseph Orefice, Owner/operator, North Branch Farm, Saranac, NY

Assistant Professor, Paul Smith’s College, NRESS Student, University of New Hampshire will walk us through former dairy farm turned woodland. Last pastured  50 years ago.  Plus woodlot that was last planted to corn 20 years ago.

Cost: $10 per farm or family.

Contact: Ron Kuck, CCE of Jefferson County 788-8450 or

Early sign up requested. Future pasture walks are tentatively scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of every month through Sept

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