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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[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Started by Jesse Matt. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jan 11. 7 Replies

Hello All,New to silvopasture practice.  I am a forestry and Global Resource Systems student from Iowa State University.  Agroforestry has really stolen my heart, and I've been trying learn as much…Continue

Searching for tree seeds

Started by Benjamin Harris Jan 11. 0 Replies

Hey y'all,I'm in search of tree seeds - fruits, nuts, fodder, N fixers, etc. Do you have favorite seed/nut sources or cultivars? I'm looking for production and vigor. Disease resistance will reveal…Continue

Anyone else seeding forages into pasture round bale leftovers

Started by Jonathan Bates Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Thought I'd share this video I just uploaded about my silvopasture forage establishment trials in Brooktondale, NY. Enjoy!…Continue

Wooded Pasture & Forestry NE History

Started by Elliot Baratz Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Hello, I am looking to learn more about the relationship between New England foresters and wooded pasture owners during the 20th century. In my research, I found mentions here and there about ill…Continue


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