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The forum turns 300!

Reaching 300 members has been an elusive goal, but we made it! ... and what a difference rain can make from one year to another.  Pictures…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

2 Oct 16, 2017
Reply by Ricardo Zachrisson C.

Agroforestry and Agrivoltaics

Silvopastures have a higher-than-average efficiency amongst agroforestry system thanks to the added benefits of livestock converting plant…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Sep 5, 2017

Silvopasture Workshop

Silvopasture Workshop 4-5, 2017La Crescent, Minnesota --------------…

Started by Alicia Rose

0 Jul 6, 2017

Getting started with silvopasture

Hello all! Just a quick background:  my family and I are on 12.5 acres in south central PA.  We have already established our version of a f…

Started by Kellan Cook

3 Jun 24, 2017
Reply by Edmund Brown

GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday s…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

6 May 18, 2017
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Open Position: Research Scientist in Silvopasture - UMCA

The MU Agroforestry Center has an open position "Research Scientist - Silvopasture".   Seeking a Ph.D. w/a strong background in pasture-bas…

Started by Michael A Gold

0 May 1, 2017

When Shade is Part of the Plan

One of the top "frequently asked questions" is what forages might grow well in silvopastures.  Much has already been posted on this forum (…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Apr 19, 2017

Silvopasturing story in Farming Magazine

Those of you who read Farming magazine have already seen this, but for those of you who haven't... The author, Katie Navarra, did a very n…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Mar 30, 2017

Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust

A forum member recently asked about creating silvopastures for their goats with black locust.  In my opinion, black locust is just about th…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

20 Mar 2, 2017
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Stocking density

I'm interested to see what Are some typical animal stocking densities here in the northeast. Understably, there are multiple variables. Ani…

Started by Mike Case

1 Feb 10, 2017
Reply by Joe Orefice



Good to be back!

Started by Keith Ohlinger Jun 27. 0 Replies

Hi All:im glad to be back on here.  We changed our email provider a while back and I had to start again.  The farm is going well.  I just picked up the new book “Silvopasture” by Steve Gabriel.  I’m…Continue

The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 11. 6 Replies

Some of you will be heading to the Grassfed Exchange Conference later this week in Albany.  This national conference dedicated to pasture-based livestock production will have a record attendance of…Continue

Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 7. 4 Replies

Thanks to Erica Campbell from Senator Sander's office for sharing with our "Northeast Silvopasture Initiative" group...Silvopasture is listed as a TOP TEN solution to climate change, according Paul…Continue

Tree leaf livestock fodder as component of silcvopasture systems

Started by Shana Hanson Apr 15. 0 Replies

I was honored to present at Agroforesterie Francais' Colloque Trognes this winter. Proceedings should be published soon. Many inspiring overviews of traditional silvopasture systems involving…Continue


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