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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Starting a silvopasture in the woods

Started by Joe Repetur. Last reply by Joe Repetur Jun 5. 2 Replies

We have about 20+ acres of woods we can use as a silvopasture, but we're not sure how to start it. The woods are a mess, and we're not sure if we should "clear cut" and start over, or?? We have a lot…Continue

protecting young trees during fly season

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 2. 2 Replies

As we get ready to move our 5 bulls from the "bull pen" pastures this weekend off to their respective breeding groups and other parts of the farm, I'm reminded that we're currently at the height of…Continue

Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 23. 3 Replies

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like…Continue

Tags: acorns, blight, fungus, oak

Feed values for fodder trees

Started by jackie milne. Last reply by jackie milne May 5. 4 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


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