Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Silvopasture and Goat-Herd Management Field Day @ Plantersville

Silvopasture and Goat-Herd Management Field Day
June 9, 2017
472 Pecan Road, Plantersville, AL

Silvopasture is a sustainable agroforestry system that involves an intentional integration and management of trees, forages, and livestock in a single management unit. This system offers more economical, environmental, and social benefits compared to the sole operation of its components. Well-managed silvopasture systems provide economic viability through regular, short-term incomes from forages and livestock components, and long-term incomes from trees. Livestock farmers can get more forages/grazing if a silvopasture system is practiced and grazing animals may have a more comfortable environment while in the sivlvopasture compared to where there are no trees.

The objective of this event is to educate forest landowners, farmers, and agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable silvopasture practices to efficiently utilize their resources in order to benefit current as well as future generations. Experts from Tuskegee University, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, and Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be speaking at the event. Moreover, the host farmers will be sharing his experience on silvopasture-goat management system. Funding support for this event is provided by USDA/NIFA. More information about the event is presented in the Event Flyer  and Agenda.

Participation to this event is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose by May 26, 2017. Please reserve your place by May 26 registering online, or filling and mailing the registration form to Mr. Yubaraj Karki, 201 Morrison-Mayberry Hall, Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program, Tuskegee, AL 36088; or email to ykarki@mytu.tuskegee.edu, or fax to 334-724-4344. Working lunch will be provided to the first 30 pre-registrants.





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