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Silvopasture Production

  • VSU Randolph Farm 4415 River Road Matoaca, VA, 23803 United States (map)

Silvopasture Production

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

10AM - 1PM

VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion

4415 River Road

Petersburg, Virginia

This educational workshop is free and open to the public.


Silvopasture combines trees, forage plants and livestock together as an integrated, intensively-managed system. Forest landowners and livestock producers can benefit from introducing silvopasture production on their land. 

Silvopasture has several advantages over timber and pasture alone, including production for both trees and livestock, improvements in soil, underbrush control, and creation of wildlife habitat.

Join VSU Extension Specialists Dr. Jerry Bettis (Forestry) and Dr. Dahlia O’Brien (Small Ruminants) to learn more about silvopasture and the opportunities that are available to help you get started.

For more information, contact VSU Small Farm Outreach Agent Vernon Heath ( / (804) 892-4518) or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at 804-524-3292.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office ( or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Earlier Event: February 20
Farm Equipment & Chemical Safety
Later Event: February 20
Whole Farm Planning