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Hackerson - Huntington, MA silvopasture update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Manning Mar 16, 2016. 5 Replies

Some of you may recall that last year we started a silvopasture project at Ross's Gray Dog Farm in Huntington.  It was being done utilizing a mechanized - valmet cut to length harvester & valmet…Continue

Petersham, MA silvopasture harvest

Started Aug 3, 2014 0 Replies

The last post were recent photos of a silvopasture harvest in Petersham, MA.  The harvest is being carried out as a whole tree harvest with the tops and softwood pulp being chipped and sent to a…Continue

Silvopasture project in Huntington, MA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Smallidge May 19, 2014. 3 Replies

For those of you who were at the Silvopasture Conference in Latham in January you may remember that Ross Hackerson and I talked about a planned silvopasture project at his farm in Huntington, MA and…Continue

Sustainable livestock production

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Cambridge University came out with a report on Sustainable Livestock Production.  It can be found here: …Continue

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Silvopasture Workshop June 21, 2018 - North Haverhill NH at Grafton County Complex

June 21, 2018 from 10am to 3pm
Silvopasture is the sustainable production of livestock, trees and forage on the same unit of land.  When managed effectively over time, water quality and soil health are improved, while income can be generated from livestock production and forest products.  Grafton County Conservation District (GCCD) and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNH CE) of Grafton County are offering this workshop to look at the components of silvopasture, risks and benefits, and managing a…See More
Jun 13
Jeff Jourdain replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
"At yesterday's workshop in NH.   The question came up about where the term silvopasture came from.   After a brief explanation the person was satisfied.   Being one of the foresters you mentioned in your post, the…"
Feb 23
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Introduction to silvopasture at Grafton County Complex, Route 10, North Haverhill

February 22, 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
There will be an introduction to Silvopasture in North Haverhill, NH this Thursday - February 22, 2018 - from 1 pm to 3 pm.   It's at the Grafton County Complex.   See More
Feb 20
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January 2018 Hudson Valley Silvopasture Harvest

"Brett- The photos are from a 30 acre silvopasture cut in the Hudson Valley.   The area had been high graded about a year and half ago.   Fortunately there was enough quality hardwood left to give us something to work with. …"
Jan 28
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January 2018 Hudson Valley Silvopasture Harvest

"Is Ross going to try to reseed the harvested areas, or let it grow to whatever's in the soil?"
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berkshire
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Walnuts and climate change

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 5:49pm 1 Comment

This is from Purdue University regarding walnuts and climate change.  Walnut aren't a major forest component here in Western Mass but this may be more of a concern for those of you in NY and PA.

 

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2011/111128JacobsWalnut.html

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At 5:20pm on November 17, 2014, Jakob Berger said…

Hi Jeff,

Say, was wondering if you had any leads on forestry jobs. I'm good on equipment and I'm willing to start at the bottom.

Thanks.

Jakob Berger

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Good to be back!

Started by Keith Ohlinger Jun 27. 0 Replies

Hi All:im glad to be back on here.  We changed our email provider a while back and I had to start again.  The farm is going well.  I just picked up the new book “Silvopasture” by Steve Gabriel.  I’m…Continue

The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 11. 6 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

Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 7. 4 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

Tree leaf livestock fodder as component of silcvopasture systems

Started by Shana Hanson Apr 15. 0 Replies

I was honored to present at Agroforesterie Francais' Colloque Trognes this winter. Proceedings should be published soon. Many inspiring overviews of traditional silvopasture systems involving…Continue

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