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New York
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Rennselaer
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Owner/Producer
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.
I am starting a farm, and have 190 acres of land, of which 120 is forested. I like trees and animals, and the idea of them coexisting together for maximum economic efficiency is very appealing. I have a small herd of goats and cattle now, and wish to grow then. I cannot do so until I have sufficient forage for them. Hoping to use this site as a resource for expanding the land I have for productive forage and timber production.

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Tree protection

Started by John Herschel Fike Apr 22. 0 Replies

Friends,Following is a link to the AFTA website looking at some different means of protecting trees in a silvopasture.  Incidentally, this site was overgrown with invasives and the existing timber…Continue

Tags: seedling, protection, Establishment

Tree Fodder Seminar July 8-12 in Maine invites presenters and attendees

Started by Shana Hanson. Last reply by Emily Macdonald Apr 4. 1 Reply

TREE FODDER SEMINAR 2019:  TREES IN THE FOOD CHAIN FOR CLIMATE REMEDIATION will be July 8-12, 2019. Presenters, suggestions invited.  Call Shana, (207) 338-3301  I am currently working on the…Continue

Silvopasturing Series from Graze Magazine

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Feb 28. 1 Reply

The attached articles (hopefully in chronological order) were published over the past ~ year in Graze magazine (www.grazeonline.com).  Happy reading!  …Continue

Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Shana Hanson Jan 26. 7 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

Tags: beef, cattle, new, york, sheep

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