Joe Orefice
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Silvopasture when Planning for Profit with Livestock at North Branch Farm

May 15, 2018 from 10am to 3pm
Silvopasturing when Planning for Profit with Livestock Presented by: Cornell Department of Natural Resources, Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District and Lake Champlain Basin ProgramDate: Tuesday May 15th, 2018Location: North Branch Farm208 River Road Saranac, NY 12981Cost: FreeTime: 10:00-3:00, a bag is lunch provided if pre-registeredTo Register: Contact Kristin Ballou, Franklin County SWCD Phone: 518-651-2097…See More
Mar 24
Joe Orefice replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
"They called it "silvo-pasture" at the 2016 "World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems". Just to bring in an international thought to this conversation. "
Mar 2
Joe Orefice replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
"Steve, have you seen the USDA define “forest pasture”? In the census of Agriculture they just say woodland pasture and let respondents self classify their pasture. The 15-20% stat could include some silvopasture but likely it’s…"
Feb 24
Joe Orefice replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
"I’m fairly comfortable thinking that Native Americans and fire were a driver of savanna structures in the northeast at the time of European arrival. One other player may have been that these were closed canopy forests with large trees at a…"
Feb 23
Joe Orefice replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
"Brett, Thanks for posting this. I think one of the challenges with silvopasture and savannas is that in some parts of the country, and world, savannas are naturally existent because of climate and disturbance regimes.  Some of these traditional…"
Feb 23
Brett Chedzoy commented on Joe Orefice's blog post New publication
"a .pdf version of the above article Orefice%20and%20Carroll%202017%20Journal%20of%20Forestry.pdf"
Feb 22

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New publication

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 7:01pm 1 Comment

Our latest publication on silvopasture has been published in the Journal of Forestry. Reach out to me directly if you can't get access and would like a copy. I'm not able to post the full article here due to copyright from the journal.

"Silvopasture—It's Not a Load of Manure: Differentiating between Silvopasture and Wooded Livestock Paddocks in the Northeastern United States"…


Recent Publication

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 1:16pm 0 Comments

I would like to make everyone aware of my most recent publication. It presents forage production information from our silvopasture research in New York.…


New publication

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 4:42pm 7 Comments

Here's a link to the latest paper my colleagues and I have published on silvopasture.  

"Soil and understory plant dynamics during conversion of forest to silvopasture, open pasture, and woodlot" in Agroforestry Systems…


World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems 2016

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 1:13pm 1 Comment

I'm recently back from the World Congress of Silvo-Pastoral Systems held in Evora, Portugal. It was an excellent and inspiring conference. Here are some of the main conclusions from the event organizers (…


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Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Sep 7. 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

Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Jonathan Bates Aug 15. 1 Reply

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

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Joe Repetur Jul 24. 6 Replies

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

Agroforestry = Climate mitigation (Mongabay)

Started by Juan P. Alvez. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jul 24. 1 Reply

Please check this article on agroforestry –Agroforestry is a…Continue


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