This year, PFI’s annual conference is coming home. Registration is now open!
Silvopasture in Practice
Sept. 7 – Oct 12
**All scholarships have been granted, but this course is still open for full price admission**
Silvopasture is the practice of integrating trees, grazing animals and forages in a mutually beneficial ecosystem that has been rated #1 among all agriculture solutions to a changing climate. In this course we will discuss the indigenous roots of silvopasture and agroforestry, learn best principles and practices and discuss strategies to convert woodlands to silvopasture and plant trees successfully in pasture.
Along the way, we use the natural ecology of the landscape, the inherent wisdom of the animals and innovative concepts such as tree fodder to create living, productive ecosystems that enhance habitat for both farm and wild animals.
This course includes videos, readings, case studies, weekly live webinars and Q&A, and previously recorded webinars from past offerings. Students get lifetime access to the content including the opportunity to tune into future courses as part of their tuition.
Join author of “Silvopasture: A Guide to Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, and Trees in a Temperate Farm Ecosystem” and farmer Steve Gabriel, along with a range of special guest presenters sharing their knowledge and expertise including Fred Provenza, Connor Stedman, Brett Chedzoy, and more. The course is designed to mirror the chapters in the book and provide an enhanced study guide for anyone seeking to improve their livestock ecosystems.
Week 1: Defining Silvopasture Principles & Benefits
Week 2: History and Ecology
Week 3: The Animals
Week 4: Woodland Conversion
Week 5: Trees Into Pasture
Week 6: Putting it All Together