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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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[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Started by Jesse Matt. Last reply by Peter Allemang on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Hello All,New to silvopasture practice.  I am a forestry and Global Resource Systems student from Iowa State University.  Agroforestry has really stolen my heart, and I've been trying learn as much…Continue

Planted Silvopatures

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jul 19. 0 Replies

Peter Smallidge shared this article with me on the potential carbon sequestration benefits of tree planting:  …Continue

Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Dr. Akos Bodnar Jul 2. 13 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

Traits of a good silvopastoralist

Started by Jesse Matt. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 17. 1 Reply

Good afternoon all!  My name is Jesse Matt - I am a forestry and global resource systems student at Iowa State University, with an emphasis in Spanish (also a new member of the silvopasture forum). …Continue

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