Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $8,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Additional Plants: native plants, trees
  • Animals: bovine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: animal protection and health, grazing - continuous, free-range, manure management, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, feasibility study
  • Natural Resources/Environment: grass waterways, habitat enhancement, soil stabilization, wildlife
  • Pest Management: mulching - vegetative
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: analysis of personal/family life, sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Silvopasture integrates managed woodlands with grazing, and the farmer will use silvopasturage to address a pasture shortage. By measuring forage growth, observing the plant mix, weighing biomass, and observing heifer movement, the farmer will gauge the overall success of the venture. For outreach, the silvopasture will be featured in a pasture walk.

    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.