Silvopasture Field Day

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Silvopasture Field Day

Time: June 7, 2013 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Wahler Farm
Street: 1384 Sugar Valley Rd.
City/Town: McVeytown, PA
Phone: (717) 248-4695
Event Type: field, day, course
Organized By: Mifflin Co. Conservation District
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2016

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Event Description

Silvopasturing is an important new agroforestry system for the Northeast that allows for the sustainable production of timber, forages and livestock on the same land.  Silvopasturing differs from past grazing practices in wooded areas in that the livestock and timber are intensively managed to achieve the desired objectives.  New fencing systems, a better understanding of animal behavior, and the evolution of “management intensive grazing” practices have enabled the successful implementation of silvopasturing in the Northeast to provide significant environmental and economic benefits.  

In this intensive one-day course, Brett Chedzoy, and Peter Smallidge will teach participants the basic steps and skills needed to evaluate, plan for and implement silvopasture projects on their own land or land that they manage for others.

Throughout the day, Norm Conrad and Christopher Lent with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will provide an on-site demonstration of solar- powered fencing and pumps, and information about how NCAT can assist farmers with  Sustainable Energy, Farm Energy, Sustainable Agriculture, Information Technology or Business Services needs.

The workshop offers a full day of hands-on instruction and will begin at 9:00 AM and adjourn at 4:00 PM. A registration fee of $10 is payable by check to:

Mifflin County Conservation District; 20 Windmill Hill, Suite 4; Burnham, PA 17009

Registration form available as .pdf attachment: Silvopasture%20Workshop%20McVeytown%20PA.pdf


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Busy fall in the silvopasture world

Started by Brett Chedzoy Nov 15. 0 Replies

Hopefully some of you have found the time to attend either the "SilvoPro" training this week in PA or maybe even the International Agroforestry Conference in Ireland.  Look forward to some updates…Continue

Feed values for fodder trees

Started by jackie milne. Last reply by Shana Hanson Oct 31. 10 Replies

Hello everyone!We live in northern Canada, we have Aspen, birch, popular, willows and various wild roses and berry shrubs as well as white and black spruce mainly some pine. What I have been trying…Continue

using animal units and AU equivalents to estimate dry matter demand in silvopasture

Started by Gabe Smith Oct 26. 0 Replies

I thought of posting this in the discussion about tree fodder feed value as it has a lot of influence on this.I am working on a silvopasture that is about 6-7 acres, with the ability to set up any…Continue

Tags: animal, unit, silvopasture, forage, value

International Agroforestry Conference November 16th and 17th, Co.Cork, Ireland

Started by Maureen Kilgore Oct 6. 0 Replies

The Irish Agroforestry Forum are delighted to be hosting an International Agroforestry Conference on Farmer-led Climate Adaptation and Mitigation on Thursday, November 16th and Friday 17th, 2023 in…Continue


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