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The Virginia Experiment... "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 19, 2015. 4 Replies

Our paper:  "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"Available here:…Continue

Following Thinning- Assessing damage to Silvopasture Trees

Started Oct 17, 2014 0 Replies

Dear Silvopasture Sleuths,One of our little SP demo/trial/research here continues to move forward.  We have had the degraded hardwood stand thinned, understory regen/regrowth controlled and seeding…Continue

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New Silvopasture Producer Videos

10 Videos of Producers utilizing Silvopasture!Personal experiences, best practices and challengesThanks to the initial effort of Dr. John Fike & John Munsell to get $ NAC and an awesome videographer and especially to all the producers who shared their talent & time. On behalf of The…See More
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Buck's SP - Shenandoah Valley of VA

"Buck Holsinger of Holsinger Homeplace Farms is a progressive cattleman in the Shenandoah Valley.  He's using Black Locust (that he planted with NRCS Cost-share) to not only provide shade but fodder.  Fodder by hinge-cutting branches…"
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Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Silvopasture for Chickens (aka., SilvoPoultry)

Chickens are jungle fowl and prey animals. As such, they prefer cover to hide in. Silvopasture can not only provide cover, but forage for chickens and improv...
Jun 16, 2021

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Virginia
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Madison
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Extension Agent, Forestry

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New Silvopasture Producer Videos

Posted on August 4, 2022 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

10 Videos of Producers utilizing Silvopasture!

Personal experiences, best practices and challenges

Thanks to the initial effort of Dr. John Fike & John Munsell to get $ NAC and an awesome videographer and especially to all the producers who shared their talent & time. 

On behalf of The…

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New Silvopasture Publication for Mid-Atlantic

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Announcing #1 of 3 Silvopasture publications from Virginia Cooperative Extension.

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/CSES/CSES-146/CSES-146.html

-Adam

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Silvopasture operations in the North Carolina area?

Started by Ben Hirsh Jul 25. 0 Replies

I recently purchased 500 acres in the southwest corner of North Carolina. The property contains around 30 acres of developed pastures. There are another 100 acres of forest that was selectively…Continue

Agroforester Job Opening

Started by Katie Commender Jun 23. 0 Replies

Appalachian Sustainable Development is searching for a part-time, regionally remote Agroforester to join our team! This new position will be responsible for providing technical and financial…Continue

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Silvopasturing in Ireland

Started by Brett Chedzoy May 12. 0 Replies

An nice example of how silvopasturing makes sense just about anywhere that trees & forages can be grown together:…Continue

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