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Upcoming Conferences

The silvopasture conference on Jan 30th near Albany, NY is hopefully of interest to all members of this forum.  And if you are planning to…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Jan 2, 2014

Interfering Vegetation Control in Thinned Woodlots and Silvopastures

Most of us know all too well how increased solar energy at the ground level following a thinning = increased understory growth - for better…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

5 Dec 21, 2013
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Sustainable livestock production

Cambridge University came out with a report on Sustainable Livestock Production.  It can be found here:

Started by Jeff Jourdain

1 Nov 24, 2013
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Applied Agroforestry Practices

The University of Missouri Agroforestry Center just posted:  Training Manual for Applied Agroforestry Practices 2013 Edition including a 17…

Started by Jeff Jourdain

1 Oct 23, 2013
Reply by Keith Ohlinger

Woodlot Thinning Intensive - Saturday, October 26th - Groton, NY

For those of you in the ~ Central NY area, we'll be hosting a woodlot thinning workshop this Saturday in Groton, NY.  A good overview of "c…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Oct 21, 2013

Seeking NH Foresters

We are looking for a forester in the New Hampshire area who is familiar with silvopasturing but have not found anyone yet. Our preference i…

Started by russell reid

2 Sep 17, 2013
Reply by Jeff Jourdain

woodland predator of chickens

I am using laying hens to scarify the soil in my woods while I thin from below.  This is part of my silvopasture development plan.  The chi…

Started by Peter Smallidge

4 Sep 9, 2013
Reply by Peter Smallidge

Grazing pigs in the woods - Is it possible?

Working with a farm that is interested in having pigs utilize woods for pasture.  Has anyone had any experience with this? My experience wi…

Started by Heath Eisele

5 Sep 8, 2013
Reply by Peter Smallidge

Small tree stumps

Over the last two years, I have been cutting down many, many small trees (approx. four inch diameter or less) along stone walls and in othe…

Started by Maryanne Reynolds

1 Aug 13, 2013
Reply by Thomas Wilson

2013 Grazing Season?

Opening day for trout fishing is April 1, when is the start of this years grazing season here in the finger lakes region? The traditional A…

Started by Bradford Sherwood

1 Apr 23, 2013
Reply by Brett Chedzoy



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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