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Silvopasture operations in the North Carolina area?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Corrine Wright Mar 1, 2023. 3 Replies

I recently purchased 500 acres in the southwest corner of North Carolina. The property contains around 30 acres of developed pastures. There are another 100 acres of forest that was selectively…Continue

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Corrine Wright replied to Ben Hirsh's discussion Silvopasture operations in the North Carolina area?
"Hey Ben, we have Lightning Rock Land & Cattle in Walterboro SC. We’ve converted a neglected loblolly timber tract to silvopasture for cattle. Prescribed fire has been a key tool for us in clearing out the understory enough to even let the…"
Mar 1, 2023
Corrine Wright replied to Ben Hirsh's discussion Silvopasture operations in the North Carolina area?
"Hey Ben, we’re in SC and are doing silvopasture with cattle. It won’t let me add a picture but you can check us out on Facebook/ Instagram at Lightning Rock Land & Cattle. We’d love to have you and share your experience getting…"
Mar 1, 2023
Emilie Tweardy replied to Ben Hirsh's discussion Silvopasture operations in the North Carolina area?
"You could fill out the Agroforestry Assistance Form on Appalachian Sustainable Development's webpage.  That might help you get started? https://www.asdevelop.org/programs-resources/agroforestry/"
Oct 31, 2022
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Silvopasture operations in the North Carolina area?

I recently purchased 500 acres in the southwest corner of North Carolina. The property contains around 30 acres of developed pastures. There are another 100 acres of forest that was selectively logged several years ago. The balance is mostly small Meadows set amid thick forest  some photos may be seen at www.highgrove.comI am interested in moving around 150 acres towards an agroforestry/Silvopasture setting for ruminants . I see many resources in the…See More
Jul 25, 2022
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State where you live or work?
North carolina
County where you live or work?
Cherokee
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
Just purchased 500 acres and looking for a farm manager to implement
Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in silvopasture. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in silvopasture are added as members.
See above, gathering information for my land

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Off-grid low flow rate pumps

Started by Scott O'Bar. Last reply by Scott O'Bar Jun 1. 2 Replies

Anyone know of some 12v water pumps that can produce a small trickle of water through a very small diameter tube. Interested in putting cattle on my property, but the water situation is difficult.Continue

willow fodder block

Started by Emily Macdonald. Last reply by Emily Macdonald May 6. 2 Replies

Can anyone share experiences with willow fodder for sheep?  What cultivars did you use? Good sources for obtaining cuttings? What density did you plant?  How did it work out? Did the sheep like…Continue

Forages, Grasses, Legumes

Started by Travis Hermance Mar 18. 0 Replies

I am clearing my woodlots for silvopasture in the Mid-Hudson River Valley in New York State. Can anyone recommend a good mixture of grasses and legumes that are more shade tolerate for my new…Continue

Pasture in forest practitioners tend to have higher uptake of climate-smart forestry practices?

Started by Robbie Coville Mar 15. 0 Replies

Months ago I had read that woodland graziers tend to have higher acceptance of forest management activities: logging, thinning, mechanical interventions, prescribed burning, chemical treatments,…Continue

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