Joe Orefice's Blog (9)

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"…


Added by Joe Orefice on January 19, 2017 at 7:01pm — 1 Comment

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.…


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…


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 (…


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

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:…


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

Latest research paper in Northeast silvopasture


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.

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

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…


Added by Joe Orefice on May 29, 2014 at 11:45am — 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…


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

SARE research

Hey everyone,

I thought some of you might be interested in a 2012 SARE Farmer Grant I received to experiment with silvopasture systems on my farm in Riverview, Saranac, NY.  Here's a link to the project overview: 

I'd be very interested to receive input from you all…


Added by Joe Orefice on March 27, 2012 at 4:10pm — 2 Comments


What is Silvopasturing?

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Edmund Brown Mar 5. 17 Replies

This topic probably should have been discussed at the forum’s inception in 2011, but better late than never :) Two recent articles in the February, 2018 Stockman Grass Farmer covered many good…Continue

"Slash Walls" and innovative forest regeneration strategies - potential applications for silvopastures?

Started by Brett Chedzoy Feb 7. 0 Replies

The link below is for a blog on the Cornell forestry forum related to using logging debris (slash) for exclusionary fences to protect forest regeneration from deer pressure (or livestock pressure). …Continue

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 16, 2017. 3 Replies

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 16, 2017. 5 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


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