Published Feb 13, 2019

Keefe Keeley – Converting Woodlands and Pasture to Silvopasture

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


In this session, Keefe covers both the conversion of woodland to silvopasture and the process of bringing trees into existing pasture. Keefe discusses interseeding perennial forages into thinned forests, using native forages, tree protection strategies and the challenges of savanna restoration.

Keefe Keeley is co-executive director of the Savanna Institute, an organization working to advance agroforestry in the Midwest. His own research focus is silvopasture. Keefe also co-edited “The Driftless Reader,” an anthology of the region.