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2017 NAAC

Limited Resource Farmers Using Small Ruminants in Woodlands to Create a Silvopasture System

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Two common methods to establish silvopasture system is either planting trees on pastureland or thinning trees in the existing forests to create space for growing the understory vegetation. Due to economic constrains, limited resource landowners interested in adopting silvopasture system look for alternative methods to establish silvopasture as a way of land management. Apart from the usual methods of adopting silvopasture, farmers in West Alabama are using small ruminants to clear the understory vegetation that are naturally grown in the forest stands.

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Research Scientist in Silvopastoral Systems

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Location: University of Missouri

Job Title: Research Scientist in Silvopastoral Systems

Job ID: 22464

Job Description

Provide research and outreach leadership to an established and innovative silvopasture program focused on understanding forage-tree-livestock interactions in the temperature-humid zone of the United States. Existing research projects include multiple location, systems-level experiments where pine trees/hardwoods, livestock and forages are used to enhance farm profitability in the lower-Midwest. Publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals and preparation research grants to provide additional program support for silvopasture projects is expected.

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Registration Now Open For 14th NAAC

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2015 North American Agroforestry Conference

Holiday Inn Conference Center | Iowa State University | Ames, IA (USA)

Registration Type Early Registration ($ USD) Deadline: April 10th 2015 Regular registration ($ USD) Deadline: May 15th 2015
AFTA Member 250 325
Non-AFTA Member 300 375
AFTA Member - Student 150 200
Non-AFTA Member Student 200 250
1 day registration: June 1st 100 125
1 day registration: June 2nd (Field Tour) 125 150
1 day registration: June 3rd 50 75

*AFTA memberships can be purchased at the time of registration at $35 USD for a regular membership or $15 USD for a student membership. 

Click here to register.

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14th NAAC

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14th NORTH AMERICAN AGROFORESTRY CONFERENCE

Agroforestry as a Catalyst for On-Farm Conservation and Diversification

May 31-June 3, 2015

Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center at ISU 2609 University Blvd.

Ames, Iowa, United States

www.extension.iastate.edu/forestry

Online conference registration will open December 1st 2014, with early registration ending March 15th 2015. Regular registration will end on May 15th 2015. The conference registration link is: www.extension.iastate.edu/forestry.

14th NAAC - Call for Abstracts

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Call for Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations

On behalf of the Association for Temperate Agroforestry (www.aftaweb.org), we invite interested persons to submit abstracts for the 14th North American Agroforestry Conference via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline to submit your abstract is March 20th 2015.

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Agroforestry on RFD-TV "Out on the Land"

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Silvopasture operation featured in "Out On the Land" on Rural America's Most Important Network, RFD-TV is now available online! The episode features a silvopasture operation (timber and beef produced from the same land). Learn from George and Pat Owens, early innovators and adopters as they began their silvopasture operation in 1980.

http://outontheland.com/season-4-episode-40-florida-silvopasture-operation/

Windbreak planting in the Texas panhandle. Look for the follow up to it this next season.

http://outontheland.com/season-2-episode-20/

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