Brett Chedzoy
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Brett Chedzoy's Discussions

The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Started Sep 25 0 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

Agroforestry and Agrivoltaics

Started Sep 5 0 Replies

Silvopastures have a higher-than-average efficiency amongst agroforestry system thanks to the added benefits of livestock converting plant biomass in to valuable products like meat, milk, fiber. …Continue

The forum turns 300!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ricardo Zachrisson C. on Monday. 2 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

Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"

Started May 15 0 Replies

Thanks to Erica Campbell from Senator Sander's office for sharing with our "Northeast Silvopasture Initiative" group...Silvopasture is listed as a TOP TEN solution to climate change, according Paul…Continue

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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's event Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast
"I hope to record the presentations, but not sure it's going to work until we try it.  Any materials or recordings will be made available here."
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Travis Meier commented on Brett Chedzoy's event Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast
"Is there any chance the audio for this can be made available? I would be glad to pay for it."
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Ricardo Zachrisson C. replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion The forum turns 300!
" Hope can make it to Grass fed exchange conference."
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Ricardo Zachrisson C. replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion The forum turns 300!
"Great job Brett.   We are struggling to keep our goal of 500 Brahman mothers on or silvopasture project. This year we thinned out abt 200 acres of our oldest tweak wood forest <20 years old> from February through August. We obtained…"
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Ricardo Zachrisson C. liked Brett Chedzoy's discussion The forum turns 300!
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Brett Chedzoy posted an event

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast at Big Flats, NY

October 20, 2017 from 10am to 4:30pm
Join us for a special 1-day conference to explore the potential and methods for cultivating Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) profitably and successfullyDate & location: ·         USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center 3266 State Route 352; Big Flats, NY 14814 ·         Friday, October 20th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Registration starting at 9:30 am.  For full agenda and to register by Monday, October 16th please visit:…See More
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Agroforestry and Agrivoltaics

Silvopastures have a higher-than-average efficiency amongst agroforestry system thanks to the added benefits of livestock converting plant biomass in to valuable products like meat, milk, fiber.  Here's a new twist of adding photovoltaic panels in to the mix.  Perhaps of limited practicality for a silvopasture operation due to the infrastructure requirements, but some interesting examples of the benefits of growing crops in the shade of trees and/or panels. …See More
Sep 5
Brett Chedzoy posted an event

The Grassfed Exchange Conference at Albany, NY

September 27, 2017 to September 29, 2017
The Grassfed Exchange Conference is a gathering of regenerative ranchers, dairymen, and sustainable food supporters from across the world who come together to network and exchange ideas. We desire to help producers and consumers grow in the knowledge of the grassfed industry.  This premier national conference is coming to the Northeast for the first time, so don't miss out!  For a full agenda, including sessions on silvopasturing, visit: …See More
Aug 15
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

The forum turns 300!

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 drought, and this summer pretty much the opposite. …See More
Jul 4
Brett Chedzoy posted an event

Woodland Restoration Using Livestock and Silvopasture Principals at webinar

June 2, 2017 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Studies by The Nature Conservancy, Cornell University and the NY State College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) show deteriorating conditions in the majority of NY’s nearly 19 million acres of forest – a situation that is not unique to New York and the Northeast.  Silvopasturing and intensively-managed livestock impacts are an innovative approach to address many of the modern challenges facing woodland owners and managers.  This presentation will cover specific examples of how…See More
May 30
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?
"some good new (maybe?) for those of you holding a special spot in your silvopastures for American Chestnuts American chestnut rescue will succeed PHILADELPHIA — The nearly century-old effort to employ selective breeding to rescue the…"
May 18
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"

Thanks to Erica Campbell from Senator Sander's office for sharing with our "Northeast Silvopasture Initiative" group...Silvopasture is listed as a TOP TEN solution to climate change, according Paul Hawken’s new book Drilldown. It beats rooftop solar, off-shore wind, mass transit and 91 other solutions!http://www.drawdown.org/solutions-summary-by-rank(Brett's comment: I'm just impressed that a book author even knows what…See More
May 15
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

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 (dig around a bit) on this topic.  The short answer is: "it depends", and "more research is needed".  But fortunately, many cool-season forages - particularly grasses, can do quite well in lightly-shaded silvopasture conditions.  But there are many variables that will ultimately influence forage production in silvopastures.  Soil health, site quality, tree…See More
Apr 19
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

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 nice job of accurately putting the information together:http://www.farmingmagazine.com/bits-and-pieces/farm-management/angus-glen-farm-silvopasturesSee More
Mar 30
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Mar 17
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"Save the date everyone for "Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast" - A special one day conference to explore the methods and potential for cultivating Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) profitably and…"
Mar 2

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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 7 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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Comment Wall (3 comments)

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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The forum turns 300!

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Ricardo Zachrisson C. on Monday. 2 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

The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Started by Brett Chedzoy Sep 25. 0 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

Agroforestry and Agrivoltaics

Started by Brett Chedzoy Sep 5. 0 Replies

Silvopastures have a higher-than-average efficiency amongst agroforestry system thanks to the added benefits of livestock converting plant biomass in to valuable products like meat, milk, fiber. …Continue

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

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