Silvopasturing is the sustainable production of timber and livestock on the same land.  Many farms in the Northeast are a combination of open pastures that could be enriched through the introduction of more trees, or wooded areas on productive sites that could be thinned and managed for quality grazing.  We currently manage 85 of our 260 acres of pasture as silvopastures, and will continue to expand this acreage in the future.  Proceedings for the November, 2011 Northeastern Silvopasture Conference can be found under the publications page of   To share questions, comments and experiences with silvopasturing, please visit our new forum:


We keep a small band of goats at the farm (and various other critters) to work over the multiflora rose and other noxious plants that even a good mob of cattle can't seem to keep up with.