University of Minnesota Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension, and the Savanna Institute will jointly host a silvopasture workshop in Luck, WI, July 29-30.
The workshop will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, at West Denmark Lutheran Church, 2478 170th St., Luck, with networking and a discussion among silvopasture practitioners and natural resource professionals about their experience with silvopasture. Indoor presentations on Saturday will begin at 8 a.m. at 740 Roundlake Rd., Luck, followed by visits to two farms practicing silvopasture in the afternoon.
Speakers will include University researchers, Extension educators, NRCS Grazing Specialist, practitioners, and Natural Resource professionals working on silvopasture.
Silvopasture is a sustainable agroforestry practice where trees and forage crops are grown together on the same piece of land, and grazing animals eat the forages. The livestock provide annual income, and the trees may provide income after a time in the form of wood, nuts or other products. Silvopasture can provide economic and environmental benefits that complement regular forestry and open pasture production, including shade for livestock and forages, and habitat for birds and beneficial insects.