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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

New to Silvopasture

Please excuse my lack of knowledge on Silvopasture. Bear with me as I have some questions that may be a little "beginnerish. My wife and I…

Started by Randal Seaton

4 Feb 1, 2017
Reply by Mike Case

Bamboo as winter stockpile?

Any members here ever thought of using bamboo as a winter stockpile? I have a grass-fed beef operation in central NY and would like to redu…

Started by Edmund Brown

2 Jan 21, 2017
Reply by Edmund Brown

Tree Selection Models

Species recommendations for farmers planting trees in pastures usually assumes the weather in 25 years will be the same as today. Given cli…

Started by John S. Weedon

2 Dec 21, 2016
Reply by Richard Moyer



What is Silvopasturing?

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Edmund Brown Mar 5. 17 Replies

This topic probably should have been discussed at the forum’s inception in 2011, but better late than never :) Two recent articles in the February, 2018 Stockman Grass Farmer covered many good…Continue

"Slash Walls" and innovative forest regeneration strategies - potential applications for silvopastures?

Started by Brett Chedzoy Feb 7. 0 Replies

The link below is for a blog on the Cornell forestry forum related to using logging debris (slash) for exclusionary fences to protect forest regeneration from deer pressure (or livestock pressure). …Continue

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 16, 2017. 3 Replies

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 16, 2017. 5 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


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