Silvopasturing when Planning
for Profit with Livestock
Presented by: Cornell Department of Natural Resources, Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District and Lake Champlain Basin Program
Date: Tuesday May 15th, 2018
Location: North Branch Farm
208 River Road Saranac, NY 12981
Time: 10:00-3:00, a bag is lunch provided if pre-registered
To Register: Contact Kristin Ballou, Franklin County SWCD
Pre-register by May 4, 2018, to get free lunch
At this field meeting, Cornell Natural Resource Specialist, Joe Orefice and team members will be presenting at a working farm that is utilizing the silvopasture techniques. Joe has implemented this practice on his own farm and will be sharing new field management techniques, evaluating the forest as a timber resource or a feed source for livestock, identifying the plants for their feed values and tips to keep your livestock operation from eating into your forest profits. Joe will also discuss tree species selection, timber quality, canopy spacing and regenerating while grazing.
Franklin County SWCD will discuss soil sampling and its benefits and assistance and funding options available. Franklin County Soil & Water will also discuss programs that are available to landowners and farmers.
Lake Champlain Basin Program representatives will be available to discuss forage identification, nutrient management and phosphorus issues from non-point sources and TMDL’s (Total Maximum Daily Load).
Forest management is an important skill livestock farmers can add to their toolbox, to add value to their property and reduce erosion to keep Lake Champlain waters pristine. Whether you currently are practicing silvopasture or just getting started, there is something for everyone at this meeting. Lunch is included with registration.
This class is approved for 1 NYLT, 4 Category 1 SAF and 4.5 CCA Continuing Education Credits you must register and sign in to be eligible.
Sponsored by: Cornell Department of Natural Resources, Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District, Lake Champlain Basin Program and North Branch Farm.