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Traits of a good silvopastoralist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 17. 1 Reply

Good afternoon all!  My name is Jesse Matt - I am a forestry and global resource systems student at Iowa State University, with an emphasis in Spanish (also a new member of the silvopasture forum). …Continue

[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Center For Agroforestry (UMCA) Jul 15. 3 Replies

Hello All,New to silvopasture practice.  I am a forestry and Global Resource Systems student from Iowa State University.  Agroforestry has really stolen my heart, and I've been trying learn as much…Continue

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Joe Repetur liked Jesse Matt's discussion Traits of a good silvopastoralist
Aug 7
Center For Agroforestry (UMCA) replied to Jesse Matt's discussion [Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan
"Hello   Jesse:  If not already aware of it,  you might want to check out the event at Carney Family Farms in Maxwell, IA  on   8/3/2019.      See the events section on practical farmers  of Iowa…"
Jul 15
Brett Chedzoy replied to Jesse Matt's discussion Traits of a good silvopastoralist
"Jesse, All silvopasturing practitioners are graziers and thus have or are rapidly developing grazing skills.  One observed weakness in this group are the tree-management skills.  Some of this lack of knowledge on the silvicultural side of…"
Jun 17
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Traits of a good silvopastoralist

Good afternoon all!  My name is Jesse Matt - I am a forestry and global resource systems student at Iowa State University, with an emphasis in Spanish (also a new member of the silvopasture forum).  For the past three years, I have lived and breathed agroforestry.  Given my education in forestry and my heritage as a black angus livestock producer, silvopasture feels like a silver bullet for me.  I've been browsing silvopasture stories and research articles from all over the world, learning as…See More
Jun 2
Jesse Matt replied to Jesse Matt's discussion [Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan
"Thanks for the reply, Larry.  I'm glad to see you're getting off to a good start.  Having sheep would be wonderful for experimenting with silvopasture - their lighter impact on the land would make me less scared of making…"
Jun 1
Larry Ulfik replied to Jesse Matt's discussion [Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan
"Jesse, Your plan reads like it is quote viable.  I have recently started silvopasture for my small flock of sheep. They are much less likely to cause lots of damage to the forest than your Angus!  What I am trying is quite similar to what…"
May 31
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[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Hello All,New to silvopasture practice.  I am a forestry and Global Resource Systems student from Iowa State University.  Agroforestry has really stolen my heart, and I've been trying learn as much about it so I can hopefully make a difference in the future.  Because I study forestry and come from a livestock background, silvopasture is the best way to combine my heritage with my education.  I've been trying to convince my father to convert our degraded woodlands to silvopasture for the last…See More
May 24
Jesse Matt liked Brett Chedzoy's discussion Silvopasturing Series from Graze Magazine
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Farm boy turned forestry student, I've always wanted to combine the two. I believe silvopasture is one of the next big innovations of sustainable agriculture, and I want to be a part of it, both on my family farm and across the world.

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Planted Silvopatures

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jul 19. 0 Replies

Peter Smallidge shared this article with me on the potential carbon sequestration benefits of tree planting:  …Continue

[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Started by Jesse Matt. Last reply by Center For Agroforestry (UMCA) Jul 15. 3 Replies

Hello All,New to silvopasture practice.  I am a forestry and Global Resource Systems student from Iowa State University.  Agroforestry has really stolen my heart, and I've been trying learn as much…Continue

Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Dr. Akos Bodnar Jul 2. 13 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

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Traits of a good silvopastoralist

Started by Jesse Matt. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 17. 1 Reply

Good afternoon all!  My name is Jesse Matt - I am a forestry and global resource systems student at Iowa State University, with an emphasis in Spanish (also a new member of the silvopasture forum). …Continue

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