Joe Orefice
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AFTA Conference 2019 at Corvallis, Oregon

June 24, 2019 at 6pm to June 27, 2019 at 7pm
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Érico de Sá Petit Lobão commented on Joe Orefice's event AFTA Conference 2019
"Want to be there... let´s see what happens for me until there! Hope be a great opportunity!!!!"
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AFTA Conference 2019 at Corvallis, Oregon

June 24, 2019 at 6pm to June 27, 2019 at 7pm
2019 North American Agroforestry Conference See More
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Érico de Sá Petit Lobão liked Joe Orefice's event AFTA Conference 2019
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Joe Orefice replied to Scott Johnson's discussion Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed
"Glad to hear you'll be doing some thinning. I think one comment to the town would be the need to have animals to keep the understory form developing into invasive shrubs.  Reach out to the Savanna Institute, they may have images of burr…"
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AFTA Conference 2019 at Corvallis, Oregon

June 24, 2019 at 6pm to June 27, 2019 at 7pm
2019 North American Agroforestry Conference See More
Oct 11
Joe Orefice replied to Scott Johnson's discussion Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed
"Scott, I am not familiar with any municipal silvopastures but you might reach out to some of the contract goat grazers around the country. I imagine some may have worked with municipalities in the past. Here's one company example and there are…"
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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
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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…"
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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"
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New York
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Clinton
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Professor, Farmer, Researcher
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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"…

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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.…

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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…

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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 (http://www.silvopastoral2016.uevora.pt/):…

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AFTA 2019 - Abstract submissions requested!

Started by Kate MacFarland Dec 3. 0 Replies

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 AFTA Conference!Please share this announcement with anyone who may be interested!Please consider submitting an abstract for the …Continue

Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Jonathan Bates Nov 1. 5 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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Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed

Started by Scott Johnson. Last reply by Scott Johnson Oct 11. 4 Replies

Hello Folks,My village is hoping to keep our town commons and oak grove with grazers (I'm pushing shropshire sheep). It is a 10-ac plot (7 ac grass pasture, 3 ac oak grove with maple and other…Continue

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

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