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New York
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Rennselaer
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Owner/Producer
Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in silvopasture. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in silvopasture are added as members.
I am starting a farm, and have 190 acres of land, of which 120 is forested. I like trees and animals, and the idea of them coexisting together for maximum economic efficiency is very appealing. I have a small herd of goats and cattle now, and wish to grow then. I cannot do so until I have sufficient forage for them. Hoping to use this site as a resource for expanding the land I have for productive forage and timber production.

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Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Shana Hanson Jan 26. 7 Replies

Hello folks,I'm doing research for the possibility of growing this tree as a silvopasture crop, mostly for intensive silvopasture forage for sheep and beef cattle in New York. Many other temperate…Continue

Tags: beef, cattle, new, york, sheep

AFTA 2019 - Abstract submissions requested!

Started by Kate MacFarland Dec 3, 2018. 0 Replies

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 AFTA Conference!Please share this announcement with anyone who may be interested!Please consider submitting an abstract for the …Continue

Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed

Started by Scott Johnson. Last reply by Scott Johnson Oct 11, 2018. 4 Replies

Hello Folks,My village is hoping to keep our town commons and oak grove with grazers (I'm pushing shropshire sheep). It is a 10-ac plot (7 ac grass pasture, 3 ac oak grove with maple and other…Continue

Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Sep 7, 2018. 8 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

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