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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

NRCS agroforestry/silvopasture webinar on May 8.

Here's the link:  http://www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars/outreach-what-social-factors-sell-landowners-on-agroforestry-practices

Started by Jeff Jourdain

0 Apr 18, 2013

Goats eating bark

I am using goats to manage buckthorn at my schools farm and although they have done an excellent job eating the woody shrubs in the hedgero…

Started by Charles Gill

9 Dec 10, 2012
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Establishing Forages in Silvopatures

The following was sent to me by email today, and since the reply is relevant to this forum, I've posted it below.  -- Brett Question: Hi Br…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Sep 29, 2012

480-a New York Forest Tax Law

I'm interested in both silvopasturing, and potentially participating in the forest tax law.   Has anyone been able to pursue both for the s…

Started by Thomas Wilson

2 Sep 12, 2012
Reply by Jeff Jourdain

Forage/Fodder from trees

Just got back from the NH Graziers conference. There was a brief mention of Honey Locust and how it was comparable to other forages or grai…

Started by CJ Sloane

15 Sep 5, 2012
Reply by Thomas Wilson

Getting started

Stone Harvest Farm has joined this group.  We are planning a silvopasture project on 90 acres of forest in Central Mass.  Our livestock con…

Started by Maryanne Reynolds

7 May 26, 2012
Reply by Nostalgia Heritage Farm

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Silvopasture Workshop

Started by Alicia Rose Jul 6. 0 Replies

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent,…Continue

The forum turns 300!

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jul 4. 0 Replies

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 below taken in ~ same spot a year apart.  2016 was historic…Continue

Getting started with silvopasture

Started by Kellan Cook. Last reply by Edmund Brown Jun 24. 3 Replies

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 few rows of silvopasture.  My wife and I tried our hand at…Continue

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

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 6 Replies

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 seeing the return of the American Chestnut.  Every rare…Continue

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