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Ag Research and Extension Center Superintendant
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.
We will be installing and managing a silvopasture project at a property now managed by Virginia Tech under the direction of John Fike our VT grazing specialist and J.B. Daniels our NRCS agronomist. I would like to gain as much perspective as I can to better anticipate the potential management hurdles we will encounter and I am also interested in how I might be able to adapt what I learn to my own farming activities.
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