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Maine Grass-fed Network Grazing Conference

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 21. 1 Reply

This weekend I drove ~ 20 hours round trip to Skowhegan, ME to participate in the annual Maine Grass-fed Network's Grazing Conference.  A great turnout for the event, and I had the chance to meet…Continue

Silvopasture Talking Points for Skeptics

Started Jan 6 0 Replies

I was invited once again to speak later this month at the NY Society of American Forester's annual conference in Syracuse.  This will be my third time in the past six years to present on…Continue

Silvopasture Article Series on On Pasture Magazine

Started Aug 19, 2015 0 Replies

Scroll to the bottom of the article for links to additional articles on silvopasturing... …Continue

Silvopasture story from Agri-Pulse.com

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Maixner Jun 18, 2015. 1 Reply

a variety of perspectives on silvopasturing from some other corners of the country in the June 17th edition of www.agri-pulse.comSilvopasture may prove a handy…Continue

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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms
"The picture above was taken around May 1st, 2016 - the first spring after the heavy pulpwood harvest done last summer.  The existing seed bank is starting to express itself, including all of the things that we don't want to grow like…"
Jun 13
Brett Chedzoy commented on Joe Orefice's blog post Photo Guide to Northeastern Silvopastures
"Joe,  Thanks for sharing the fruits of your and Leanne's labors.  Very helpful to have these visual illustrations of some silvopasture systems around the Northeast for those of us who need to "see to believe".  And good…"
Jun 13
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes
"Although "vegetation control" isn't normally thought of as main objective of silvopasturing, "controlling vegetation" is certainly a key part of successful silvopasture management.  As problematic plants continue to…"
Jun 1
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May 19
Freyda Lynn Black commented on Brett Chedzoy's event Grassland Bird Management Twilight Pasture Walk
"Is anyone planning to go to this from the Ithaca/Spencer/Watkins Glen areas? I'd love to go if we could car-pool."
May 16
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
May 16
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"Some pictures above and below of "superior" black locust that Peter Smallidge (NYS Extension Forester) collected root cuttings from over the weekend for propogation.  Growing trees like this will make a big difference in yield of…"
May 16
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Grassland Bird Management Twilight Pasture Walk at Deansboro, NY

May 24, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
An often overlooked benefit of silvopasture management is the value to enhancing wildlife habitat.  For many wildlife species, silvopastures provide the "best of both worlds" with food and shelter.  A good upcoming opportunity below to learn more about managing grazing land for bird species usually associated with open pastures.Deansboro, NY— Grass-fed livestock operations rely on a pasture system this is holistic in nature.  Diverse plants, animals and microbes functioning together in a mosaic…See More
May 16
Brett Chedzoy replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"another option is to broadcast the seed then attempt to "hoof it in" with the animals during soft (but not too soft) ground conditions.  This may require giving them a little incentive to move around within the seeded area, like…"
Apr 18
Brett Chedzoy replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"Randal, Dealing with the slash and leaf litter on the ground in recently thinned areas is a challenge.  Too much slash can be an impediment to the grazing animals, which are needed to help control the brush and weeds that want to come rushing…"
Apr 18
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"A recent email conversation pasted below from a retired extension friend.  Some good information on clonal propagation... Several years back a few of us started collecting and propagating selected strains of black locust starting with the…"
Apr 18
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Maine Grass-fed Network Grazing Conference
"the second presentation on silvopasturing"
Mar 21
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Maine Grass-fed Network Grazing Conference

This weekend I drove ~ 20 hours round trip to Skowhegan, ME to participate in the annual Maine Grass-fed Network's Grazing Conference.  A great turnout for the event, and I had the chance to meet numerous farmers who seem to be experimenting with silvopasturing to some degree. Not surprising in a state that is primarily forested, yet where agriculture is a major contributor to the economy. Interestingly, in the ~ 7 miles between the I-95 exit and KVCC campus (conference location), I counted…See More
Mar 21
Brett Chedzoy replied to Carl DuPoldt's discussion Silvopasture
"I've used the image below in some recent talks to emphasize what are the alternatives (and consequences) of not learning to integrate ag and forestry production systems?  This picture shows a forested riparian buffer area that was recently…"
Mar 21
Brett Chedzoy replied to Jono Neiger's discussion Chestnut in Silvopasture
"Hmmmm?  If the cattle were grazing under a chestnut plantation, it's possible that sooner or later some may come up lame because the burrs get into the soft tissue between the claws of the hooves.  But I don't think it'll be…"
Mar 21

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NY
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Schuyler
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extension educator and silvopastoralist

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What We Can Learn From Silvopasturing in Other Corners of the World

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 2:40pm 3 Comments

This forum unintentionally drew an initial concentration of members from the northeastern US, though many folks have since joined from other parts of the country and globe (welcome!).  Silvopasturing practices certainly need to be customized to the local area and situation, but the principals remain largely the same no matter where working trees and livestock are raised together in a sustainable manner. 

In hopes of broadening discussions, participation and what we can learn from…

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Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

I've had the best of intentions to be more active on this forum this summer to share my thoughts and experiences with a recent "low grade" timber harvest at our farm to promote silvopasture development.  The harvest wrapped-up a few weeks ago, and I just returned from quick trip to Argentina.  With that behind me, it's time to get some pictures and storied up about the project.  But first, as a bit of background, I've pasted below an article that I was asked to write for the current edition…

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Silvopasturing at the Stone Barns Center

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Peter and I recently had the opportunity to present a day-long workshop on silvopasturing at the Stone Barns Center in the lower Hudson Valley.  The Stone Barns Center (www.stonebarnscenter.org) is located on the former Rockefeller dairy farm, and today serves as a showcase of "sustainable food systems". …

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Workshop Materials from the Silvopasture Field Day - McVeytown, PA - June 7th 2013

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:11pm 0 Comments

Thank you to the 40+ who were able to attend the workshop last Friday in McVeytown.   The handouts used for the workshop are attached below as .pdf files.  -- Brett

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At 10:12pm on February 29, 2012, Darren Bender-Beauregard said…

Brett, I just found this site from your producer profile in the latest SGF.  I am very interested in any details you'd care to share of your silvopasture use in a beef operation.  I am just starting a grassfed beef operation on 250 acres and just got my started herd.  They are linebred, old-type black angus, largely Octoraro and Wye, but some others in the background too.  Got them from a guy named Larry Sansom in KY.  I'm also curious how you like your Octoraro and Wye angus stock--seemed like a good way to go but it's always good to hear someone else's experiences!

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

-Darren

At 4:42pm on November 30, 2015, Ricardo Zachrisson C. said…

Hello Brett, you  indicated about an international silvopasture program, could you please advise.

Rgs,

Ricardo

At 11:44am on December 1, 2015, Brett Chedzoy said…

Hi Ricardo

I think you're referring to the blog that I started a couple months back asking for more "stories" from other members on their silvopasture experiences and projects in other parts of the US and world?

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Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy 26 minutes ago. 3 Replies

this post will jump around a bit, but I wanted to tie together several thoughts generated by two news stories that come across my inbox this yesterday...At the 2011 Northeast Silvopasture Conference,…Continue

Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 16. 17 Replies

A forum member recently asked about creating silvopastures for their goats with black locust.  In my opinion, black locust is just about the perfect tree for converting open pasture areas into…Continue

New to Silvopasture

Started by Randal Seaton. Last reply by Randal Seaton Apr 21. 3 Replies

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 have begun thinning/clearing a wooded section of our property…Continue

Farmers Seeking Woodlands for Silvopasture

Started by Schuyler and Colby Gail. Last reply by Schuyler and Colby Gail Apr 3. 2 Replies

We rotationally…Continue

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