FINGER LAKES REGION — Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is hosting a tour showcasing silvopasturing practices on September 15th and 16th. Participants will visit several farms over the course of two days to learn how silvopasturing is being utilized throughout New York’s Southern Finger Lakes Region.
Silvopasturing is the deliberate integration of trees and grazing livestock operations on the same land. Program highlights include the pros and cons of multi-species grazing in silvopastures; the impacts of site quality on forage production; the technical details of planting a silvopasture from scratch, and more. Lunch and busing will be provided to attendees on Day One only. The two-day tour will wrap up with live music and the opportunity to purchase brick-oven pizza, cider, and “switchel” at the Finger Lakes Cider House.
Pre-registration is required, spots are limited. Early registration is $69 and will close Monday, August 15th. Regular registration ($89) will close September 12th. No walk-ins will be accepted due to transportation limitations. For details and registration links, go to cceschuyler.org/events. Contact Catherine Barnes with any questions or help with registering by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (607) 535-7161.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension