Agroforestry is an umbrella term encompassing 5 farm practices: alley cropping, forest farming, riparian buffers, windbreaks, and silvopasture (the combination of trees and grazing livestock). Shelterbelt Farm has been experimenting with "silvopasture on a shoestring", which will be the focus of this tour. They've been asking, "what's the least amount of money and labor you can invest in planting trees into pasture and still get worthwhile results?" Farmer Erica Frenay will introduce you to…See More
Friday, December 10 from 10am to 4:30pm Eastern TimeVirtual via Zoom*Free registration, with a suggested $30 - 50 donation to benefit the Community Solidarity Agroforestry Fund from Silver Run Forest Farm This event will explore the rich potential for utilizing tree fodder on temperate farm landscapes as a resilient source of food and medicine for grazing livestock. Hosted by…See More
Planning for a Silvopasture: Sustainable timber, forage and livestockPresented by Brett Chedzoy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County.With growing interest and opportunities for silvopasturing (which is the integrated production of forage, timber and livestock), what are the steps and key considerations for its successful integration into land management strategies? Brett will share the contributions of silvopasturing to his own family’s farms, and his recommendations for others to…See More
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Hopefully some of you have found the time to attend either the "SilvoPro" training this week in PA or maybe even the International Agroforestry Conference in Ireland. Look forward to some updates…Continue
Hello everyone!We live in northern Canada, we have Aspen, birch, popular, willows and various wild roses and berry shrubs as well as white and black spruce mainly some pine. What I have been trying…Continue
I thought of posting this in the discussion about tree fodder feed value as it has a lot of influence on this.I am working on a silvopasture that is about 6-7 acres, with the ability to set up any…Continue
The Irish Agroforestry Forum are delighted to be hosting an International Agroforestry Conference on Farmer-led Climate Adaptation and Mitigation on Thursday, November 16th and Friday 17th, 2023 in…Continue