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Traits of a good silvopastoralist

Started this discussion. 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

[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Travis Meier Oct 14. 5 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

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Travis Meier replied to Jesse Matt's discussion [Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan
"I look forward to follow up on how the year actually went. Im in year three of a somewhat similar project. I am using angus but my space is fallow orchard. For my purposes i really like the anus, i would like to get hair sheep too but im not there…"
Oct 14
Peter Allemang replied to Jesse Matt's discussion [Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan
"Hey Jesse--good for you for what you are studying and trying and where you are studying and trying it! I've got a small flock of sheep I stock over the summer before they go to "freezer camp" and I seeded my old hayfield to an…"
Aug 20
Joe Repetur liked Jesse Matt's discussion Traits of a good silvopastoralist
Aug 7
Center For Agroforestry (UMCA) replied to Jesse Matt's discussion [Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan
"Hello   Jesse:  If not already aware of it,  you might want to check out the event at Carney Family Farms in Maxwell, IA  on   8/3/2019.      See the events section on practical farmers  of Iowa…"
Jul 15
Brett Chedzoy replied to Jesse Matt's discussion Traits of a good silvopastoralist
"Jesse, All silvopasturing practitioners are graziers and thus have or are rapidly developing grazing skills.  One observed weakness in this group are the tree-management skills.  Some of this lack of knowledge on the silvicultural side of…"
Jun 17
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Traits of a good silvopastoralist

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).  For the past three years, I have lived and breathed agroforestry.  Given my education in forestry and my heritage as a black angus livestock producer, silvopasture feels like a silver bullet for me.  I've been browsing silvopasture stories and research articles from all over the world, learning as…See More
Jun 2
Jesse Matt replied to Jesse Matt's discussion [Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan
"Thanks for the reply, Larry.  I'm glad to see you're getting off to a good start.  Having sheep would be wonderful for experimenting with silvopasture - their lighter impact on the land would make me less scared of making…"
Jun 1
Larry Ulfik replied to Jesse Matt's discussion [Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan
"Jesse, Your plan reads like it is quote viable.  I have recently started silvopasture for my small flock of sheep. They are much less likely to cause lots of damage to the forest than your Angus!  What I am trying is quite similar to what…"
May 31
Jesse Matt posted a discussion

[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

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 about it so I can hopefully make a difference in the future.  Because I study forestry and come from a livestock background, silvopasture is the best way to combine my heritage with my education.  I've been trying to convince my father to convert our degraded woodlands to silvopasture for the last…See More
May 24
Jesse Matt liked Brett Chedzoy's discussion Silvopasturing Series from Graze Magazine
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Farm boy turned forestry student, I've always wanted to combine the two. I believe silvopasture is one of the next big innovations of sustainable agriculture, and I want to be a part of it, both on my family farm and across the world.

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Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Nov 9. 2 Replies

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like…Continue

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Silvopasturing Series from Graze Magazine

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Oct 29. 3 Replies

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

New member is a spammer

Started by Earl Lee. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Oct 15. 1 Reply

James Pollard sent spam msg to all members he could. Other groups have been hit by him in past.example below I have…Continue

[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Started by Jesse Matt. Last reply by Travis Meier Oct 14. 5 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

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