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 management characteristics (such as pasture rotation length and stocking rate) of established silvopastures currently being utilized on farms in the region. This research has been funded by a grant through the Northeastern States Research Cooperative.  Interviews and inventories will occur in the late spring, summer and fall of 2014.  

Please contact me at Joseph.Orefice@gmail.com if you’re a silvopasture practitioner in NY or New England and are interested in being a part of this research.

 Joe Orefice

Assistant Professor

Paul Smith’s College

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Comment by Alisande Cunningham on June 5, 2014 at 5:23pm
Joe, I'm just a beginner but you might want to check out our farm in Amherst, Ma. There is a 6 year old coppice goat pasture and we are thinning the forest area to extend the pastures.

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