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Fundamentals of Silvopasture

Agroforestry Training for Natural Resource Professionals

This course is one in a six-part series of agroforestry courses for natural resource professionals, developed in collaboration with the Savanna Institute, National Agroforestry Center, Interlace Commons, and Appalachian Sustainable Development.

Course Overview

Introduction to Agroforestry and Silvopasture

  • What is Silvopasture?
  • General Social and Environmental Benefits of Agroforestry
  • History of Agroforestry

Benefits of Silvopasture and Pitfalls to Avoid

  • Overview
  • Farmer-centered Benefits of Silvopasture
  • Environmental Benefits of Silvopasture
  • Economic Benefits of Silvopasture
  • Social Benefits of Silvopasture
  • Challenges to Silvopasture

Best practices for Silvopasture

  • Overall Best Practices
  • Woodland Conversion - Best Practices
  • Establishing Trees in Pasture: Best Practices

Working towards Silvopasture Cost Share

  • Overview of Options for Cost Share
  • Resource Concerns and Conservation Practices
  • NRCS Programs

Closing Thoughts