Silvopasture: Conservation & Economic Benefits

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2020: $79,619.76
Projected End Date: 12/31/2023
Grant Recipient: Savanna Institute
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Keefe Keeley
Savanna Institute
Silvopasture is the integration of trees, forages, and livestock in a system that can address resource concerns, improve animal comfort, and diversify income. This webinar will focus on updated NRCS scenarios available and share examples of how silvopastures are benefitting producers on the ground. Upon completion of this micro-course, participants will be able to: - Recall what silvopasture is, and importantly, what it is not. - Identify farm benefits of silvopasture systems. - Recall considerations for appropriate tree protection. - Identify best practice components of silvopasture. - Identify cost-sharing opportunities for silvopasture establishment. The webinar this micro-course is based on was originally recorded in March 2022 with the participation of Wisconsin Land + Water and Allan Braun from Wisconsin NRCS. It and this micro-course was made possible by the generous support of NCR-SARE. The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has approved this micro-course for 1 CEU. Directions for acquiring CEUs for this course are available upon completion of all sections of this micro-course.
Course or Curriculum
Kristy Gruley, Savanna Institute
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Ordering info:
Cost: $40.00
This product is associated with the project "Online Agroforestry Course for Professionals"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.