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My brother and I are in various stages of using Silvopasture for grazing his 70 head cattle herd and pastured pork: we were first inspired by Greg Judy and Mark Shepard. I just acquired a farm with overgrown pasture and a stand of short leaf pine that I want to turn into a savannah or silvopasture and black locust plantation. I am interested in reading existing research and being a part of ongoing research in silvopasture.
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