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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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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