Silvopasture: What’s Its Potential in the Northeast?

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Silvopasture: What’s Its Potential in the Northeast?

Time: January 16, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Lake Morey Resort
Street: 1 Clubhouse Road
City/Town: Fairlee, VT
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Event Type: workshop/working, session
Organized By: Jenn Colby
Latest Activity: May 30, 2016

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Event Description

• Are you a forester, farmer, land manager or natural resource professional?

• Have you heard the term “silvopasture” and wondered what it might actually look like in Vermont?

• Are you concerned about the impacts of livestock in forested areas?

Join Joseph Orefice of Paul Smith’s College and Brett Chedzoy of Cornell Cooperative Extension in this working session about the practice and possibility of silvopasture in the Northeast.

Topics covered will include:

• Tree spacing, selection and stocking

• Forage establishment and management

• Grazing best management practices for silvopasture systems

• Silvopasture sustainability: regeneration, tree health and profitability

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This working session is presented as part of the 19th Annual VT Grazing & Livestock Conference.  More details about the full conference, including online workshop schedule, are available here.  The conference hosted by the Vermont Grass Farmers Association (VGFA) and the Vermont Beef Producers’ Associations (VBPA), and coordinated by the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture.  Registration discounts are available for VGFA and VBPA members.  More details about the conference as well as registration are available at .  Contact conference coordinator Jenn Colby at, (802) 656-5459 with any questions.


UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Vermont. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

If you require accessibility accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jenn Colby, (802) 656-5459 know by January 1, 2015 so we may assist you.


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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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