Small Farms Resources at NC A&T State University

Steering forestry in a new direction

Dr. Joshua Idassi, The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T’s natural resources management specialist, is facilitating a workshop that will introduce some of the basic concepts of “silvopasture” (livestock production on land that is both forested and pastureland) at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Cherry Research Farm on Thursday, June 25. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the registration fee is $15. Topics on the agenda include considerations for tree seedling selection, grasses and legumes that yield high-quality forage when grown in shade, tree and forage interactions when they’re in competition for light, water, and nutrients, state and federal financial assistance programs and management for incorporating livestock into silvopasture. Dr. Ralph Noble, chair of the SAES’s Department of Animal Sciences, will be the speaker at the management strategies session. The program will conclude with a tour of acreage on which silvopasture has been established.

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