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New publication

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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Added by Joe Orefice on January 19, 2017 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Recent Publication

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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Added by Joe Orefice on December 2, 2016 at 1:16pm — No Comments

New publication

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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Added by Joe Orefice on November 9, 2016 at 4:42pm — 7 Comments

World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems 2016

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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Added by Joe Orefice on October 24, 2016 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

Online Course in Woodlot Management from Cornell Small Farms

Want to get more from your woods? Take a six-week online Woodlot Management course with the Cornell Small Farms Program with extension forester Peter Smallidge and Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel.



Examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.



The course runs September 27 to November 1, with weekly…

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Added by Steve Gabriel on August 17, 2016 at 3:11pm — No Comments

New Silvopasture Publication for Mid-Atlantic

Announcing #1 of 3 Silvopasture publications from Virginia Cooperative Extension.

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/CSES/CSES-146/CSES-146.html

-Adam

Added by Adam Downing on July 5, 2016 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Photo Guide to Northeastern Silvopastures

I recently put together a photo guide to Northeastern US silvopasture. This guide is the result of research investigating silvopasture practices on farms in New York and New England. It is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to this complex practice but it should help inform folks about some options. Please feel free to share:…

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Added by Joe Orefice on June 13, 2016 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Latest research paper in Northeast silvopasture

All,

Here is a link to my latest paper on Northeast silvopasture. It will be coming out in the journal Agroforestry Systems this year, but they made it available online last week. 

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10457-016-9916-0

The document is published as open access so feel free to download and share.  

Added by Joe Orefice on March 8, 2016 at 12:42pm — No Comments

What We Can Learn From Silvopasturing in Other Corners of the World

This forum unintentionally drew an initial concentration of members from the northeastern US, though many folks have since joined from other parts of the country and globe (welcome!).  Silvopasturing practices certainly need to be customized to the local area and situation, but the principals remain largely the same no matter where working trees and livestock are raised together in a sustainable manner. 

In hopes of broadening discussions, participation and what we can learn from…

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Added by Brett Chedzoy on August 19, 2015 at 2:40pm — 3 Comments

Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms

I've had the best of intentions to be more active on this forum this summer to share my thoughts and experiences with a recent "low grade" timber harvest at our farm to promote silvopasture development.  The harvest wrapped-up a few weeks ago, and I just returned from quick trip to Argentina.  With that behind me, it's time to get some pictures and storied up about the project.  But first, as a bit of background, I've pasted below an article that I was asked to write for the current edition…

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Added by Brett Chedzoy on August 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Learning from our Forest Elders



New post discusses the importance of preserving the wisdom of forest stewardship for future generations.



"….One of the realizations I’ve come to having worked many hours in the woods, is that forestry and agroforestry are inherently humbling practices, because when we enter the world of trees and forests, we have to look beyond years and decades, and start thinking about centuries. Many of the consequences of the choices we make (good or bad) in our lifetime, won’t be seen…

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Added by Steve Gabriel on June 2, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Silvopasture study in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Grazing Lands Colalition (PAGLC) is partnering with USDA, Dickinson College Farm, and Wyebrook Farm to investiage applications of silvopasture practices in Pennsylvania in order to provide the state's farmers with technical guidance. Check out this informational video to find out more about the project and silvopasture in…

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Added by Tracey Coulter on March 23, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday June 18, 2014

As a follow-up to the webinar announcement below, the following silvopasture webinars have been archived on the Cornell ForestConnect youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/ForestConnect     …

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Added by Peter Smallidge on June 16, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Request for Silvopasture Practitioners

Orefice Silvopasture Abstract.pdf 

I am an Assistant Professor at Paul Smith’s College, in the Adirondacks of New York, and am conducting research in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire to assess the…

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Added by Joe Orefice on May 29, 2014 at 11:45am — No Comments

Silvopasture Development: Trees into Pasture

Webinar connection details for Wednesday June 4, 2014

Register here to receive direct notice of webinars.

Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that sustainably produces timber, livestock, and forage on the same land.  Current technologies, such as portable electric fence and management intensive rotational grazing enable managers options not available in previous decades.  A key…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on May 2, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday April 16, 2014

Dear Silvopasture Ning Member:

 

You may be interested in the information below that provides details and the link for you to obtain your unique “registration id” for this month’s webinar.  Note that webinars are live at noon and 7PM, for an hour each, but the meeting space is reserved from noon until 8PM.   The topics for May and June address the development of silvopasture via trees into pasture (May 21) and growing forage in woodlands (June 18).…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on April 15, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Seeking silvopasture practitioners in NY and New England

In 2014 I’ll be conducting research to document and describe silvopastures and their management in NY and New England. The existence, extent, and type of silvopasture systems in the northeast is currently unknown. The series of interviews and inventories which will take place as part of this research will document and make available specific experiences of farmers with the practice of silvopasture in the region.  It will also document the structural and…

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Added by Joe Orefice on March 24, 2014 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

Second Northeast Silvopasture Conference, Latham NY January 2014

We will collect copies of presentations from speakers who presented at the 2nd NE Silvopasture Conference.  Comments and thoughts from participants are quite welcome.

Pasture Into Woodlands (Smallidge)

Added by Peter Smallidge on January 29, 2014 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

Silvopasture farms willing to host visit from DC?

Hello all,

I work for the USDA National Agroforestry Center, and we are looking for a few farms that would be willing to host a visit from policymaker-types in DC in the future - to show what silvopasture is, and the role agroforestry can play in providing food/products as well as addressing economic, social, and environmental challenges of today. If you would be willing to host such a visit - and are located 2 hours or less from DC, please email me at…

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Added by Colleen Rossier on December 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Food safety modernization act, gap, & silvopasture

I would like to start a discussion regarding the proposed FSMA regulation from the FDA. I have been told by the Maryland Department of Agriculture that my tree crops will be considered unfit for human consumption if I graze my animals around my trees. The comment period ends in November, I realize most people are not planting fruit, nut, cane, & vine crops in their silvopasture systems, but if you are or think you may in the future these changes will make it impossible for you to sell them… Continue

Added by Keith Ohlinger on October 18, 2013 at 9:16am — 9 Comments

Forum

Stocking density

Started by Mike Case. Last reply by Joe Orefice Feb 10. 1 Reply

I'm interested to see what Are some typical animal stocking densities here in the northeast. Understably, there are multiple variables. Animal spcies, recovery period length, grazing length and…Continue

New to Silvopasture

Started by Randal Seaton. Last reply by Mike Case Feb 1. 4 Replies

Please excuse my lack of knowledge on Silvopasture. Bear with me as I have some questions that may be a little "beginnerish.My wife and I have begun thinning/clearing a wooded section of our property…Continue

Bamboo as winter stockpile?

Started by Edmund Brown. Last reply by Edmund Brown Jan 21. 2 Replies

Any members here ever thought of using bamboo as a winter stockpile? I have a grass-fed beef operation in central NY and would like to reduce my hay bill and improve my eco-footprint.I have a small…Continue

Tree Selection Models

Started by John S. Weedon. Last reply by Richard Moyer Dec 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Species recommendations for farmers planting trees in pastures usually assumes the weather in 25 years will be the same as today. Given climate change, that assumption is likely incorrect.Is anyone…Continue

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