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UMASS research on silvopasture establishment

Kuddos to U Mass for their silvopasturing research

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Jun 17, 2019

Tree protection

Friends, Following is a link to the AFTA website looking at some different means of protecting trees in a silvopasture.  Incidentally, this…

Started by John Herschel Fike

0 Apr 22, 2019

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

TREE FODDER SEMINAR 2019:  TREES IN THE FOOD CHAIN FOR CLIMATE REMEDIATION will be July 8-12, 2019.  Presenters, suggestions invited.  Call…

Started by Shana Hanson

1 Apr 4, 2019
Reply by Emily Macdonald

AFTA 2019 - Abstract submissions requested!

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 AFTA Conference! Please share this announcement with anyone who may be interested!…

Started by Kate MacFarland

0 Dec 3, 2018

Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed

Hello Folks, My village is hoping to keep our town commons and oak grove with grazers (I'm pushing shropshire sheep). It is a 10-ac plot (7…

Started by Scott Johnson

4 Oct 11, 2018
Reply by Scott Johnson

Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

this post will jump around a bit, but I wanted to tie together several thoughts generated by two news stories that come across my inbox thi…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

8 Sep 7, 2018
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Agroforestry = Climate mitigation (Mongabay)

Please check this article on agroforestry –Agroforestry is a practice that integrates trees, shrubs, and crops in a system tha…

Started by Juan P. Alvez

1 Jul 24, 2018
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

New to silvopasture

Hi, My family and I have a small pasture poultry farm and we are looking at purchasing a 43 acre farm which has about 32 acres of woods . …

Started by Joe Repetur

0 Jul 20, 2018

Good to be back!

Hi All: im glad to be back on here.  We changed our email provider a while back and I had to start again.  The farm is going well.  I just…

Started by Keith Ohlinger

0 Jun 27, 2018

The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Some of you will be heading to the Grassfed Exchange Conference later this week in Albany.  This national conference dedicated to pasture-b…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

6 Jun 11, 2018
Reply by Brett Chedzoy




Pasture-in-the-woods forestry consulting in PA

Started by Robbie Coville on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hello folks. Are there any consultants here who advise and plan forestry thinning for silvopasture in PA? Or can you point me in the direction of anyone who provides those services in PA? Thank you!Continue

Need input whether I should chip tree limbs vs burning

Started by Mark E. Kunnemann. Last reply by Mark E. Kunnemann May 15. 6 Replies

I live in south central Texas on 21 very wooded acres. I have a plan to thin the trees to open up the canopy for allowing grasses to grow. I have 31 large piles of brush which I had planned to burn,…Continue

Biochar by-products from silvopasture thinnings

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Scott O'Bar May 14. 4 Replies

In 2020, a local grazier friend did an intensive thinning on 70 acres of mature woods to create silvopasture.  Learning from other's past mistakes (including mine) of leaving too much logging debris…Continue

Establishing Silvopasture in Horse Fields

Started by Susan Skalak. Last reply by Scott O'Bar May 14. 3 Replies

Hi,I am in Central Virginia and interested in establishing silvopasture in prior cattle/horse fields with no trees or cover.  I am rotationally grazing goats/sheep and horses.  Anyone in mid-Atlantic…Continue

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