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Events / 9/7-10/12 | Online Silvopasture Course

9/7-10/12 | Online Silvopasture Course

09/09/2020 to 10/07/2020

From the course website:

 

September 7 – Oct 12th
WITH WEEKLY LIVE Webinars (day and time TBA depending on class preference) and also recorded for later viewing.

 

Silvopasture is the practice of integrating trees, grazing animals, and forages in a mutually beneficial ecosystem that has been rated #1 among all agriculture solutions to a changing climate.

 

In this course we will discuss the indigenous roots of silvopasture and agroforestry, learn best principles and practices, and discuss strategies to convert woodlands to silvopasture and plant trees successfully in pasture. Along the way, we use the natural ecology of the landscape, the inherent wisdom of the animals, and innovative concepts such as tree fodder to create living, productive ecosystems that enhance habitat for both farm and wild animals.

 

This course includes videos, readings, case studies, live webinars and Q&A, and previously recorded webinars from past offerings. Students get immediate access to content when they register and then lifetime access to the content including the opportunity to tune into future live offerings.

 

Join author of SILVOPASTURE and farmer Steve Gabriel, along with a range of special guest presenters sharing their knowledge and expertise. The course is designed to mirror the chapters in the book and provide an enhanced study guide for anyone seeking to improve their livestock ecosystems.

 

PAST GUESTS (archived recordings)

  • Fred Provenza on Animal Nutritional Wisdom, author
  • Connor Stedman on Ecology and Wildlife Benefits of Silvopasture
  • Brett Chedzoy, Angus Glen Farm, 350+ Acre Beef Silvopasture in NY

 

UPCOMING GUESTS (Live with Q&A)

  • Faith Gilbert of Letterbox Farm, on Financial Planning for Livestock
  • Sarah Flack, author of Art and Science of Grazing
  • more TBA!

 

Weekly course topics: 
Week 1: Defining Silvopasture Principles & Benefits
Week 2: History and Ecology
Week 3: The Animals
Week 4: Woodland Conversion
Week 5: Trees Into Pasture
Week 6: Putting it All Together

SEE THE COURSE CURRICULUM HERE

COST:
$175/$200/$225 tiered pricing based on household income

 

(SEE HTTP://POLICY.WELLSPRINGFORESTFARM.COM FOR MORE INFO)
includes lifetime access to the course content, with annual webinars.

 

** SPECIAL DEAL for members of Practical Farms of Iowa **
PFI is offering a reduced rate, contact Meghan Filbert for details: meghan@practicalfarmers.org