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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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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