This weekend I drove ~ 20 hours round trip to Skowhegan, ME to participate in the annual Maine Grass-fed Network's Grazing Conference.  A great turnout for the event, and I had the chance to meet numerous farmers who seem to be experimenting with silvopasturing to some degree. Not surprising in a state that is primarily forested, yet where agriculture is a major contributor to the economy. Interestingly, in the ~ 7 miles between the I-95 exit and KVCC campus (conference location), I counted four different cut-to-length logging operations and noticed several well-thinned woodlots that could have very well been silvopastures if not for the lack of fencing around the perimeters. 

I was invited to give two presentations on "outwintering" livestock, and of course, silvopasturing.  Copies of the presentations are attached (abbreviated to meet the 5 MB file size limit)

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