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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.
Location: University of Missouri
Job Title: Research Scientist in Silvopastoral Systems
Job ID: 22464
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.
|Registration Type||Early Registration ($ USD) Deadline: April 10th 2015||Regular registration ($ USD) Deadline: May 15th 2015|
|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.
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
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.
Call for Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations
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.
Windbreak planting in the Texas panhandle. Look for the follow up to it this next season.