Silvopasture

What is silvopasture?

 

A silvopasture is a combination of trees and pasture. The end goal is to have both working together to provide food and shelter for livestock, with the potential for additional economical yields from the trees.

North Carolina farmers can benefit from silvopasture. Animals that are less stressed by high or low temperatures gain weight faster. Your North Carolina Small Farm Association will present an educational program in May.

More information will be coming but in the mean time visit https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2015/07/06/silvopasture-farm-livestock/ for more information.

Dennis Bickel

Executive Director

North Carolina Small Farm Association