Creating a Diverse Silvopasture Farm on Former Row Crop Ground

Saturday, Oct. 8 | 2-4 p.m.

Host: Tim Swinton

Thriving Farm | (641) 351-9452 |

In partnership with Sustainable Iowa Land Trust

Address: 1620 Davidson Ave. | Clemons, IA 50051

Image (6)Tim Swinton will share how he’s turning his 11 acres of former row crop farmland into a highly diverse farm that encompasses a variety of food crops and conservation practices. Newly established tree and shrub species, such as chestnut, apple, pear, honeyberry, black currant and oak, will create a functional silvopasture system to support fruit and nut production and provide grazing space for goats.

Joseph Klingelhutz will share how SILT’s landowner consultation program can help other landowners like Tim explore their land’s potential, and provide tangible ideas for tapping into that potential.

Speaker: Joseph Klingelhutz – Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT)

SILT 2015See & Discuss:

  • Fruit and nut tree plantings
  • Grazing goats
  • Establishing prairie buffers
  • Establishing pasture
  • Rotational grazing
  • SILT’s land consultation service

PFI2022 BiosecureEvent IconNote: This event is sponsored by SILT and a five-year Natural Resources Conservation Service Partnership Grant that provides Iowa landowners free consultations with a SILT farm specialist.

Meal Information: Snacks will be provided.

RSVPs are appreciated by Oct. 3


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