February 24 Webinar: Silvo-what?: Exploring Opportunities for Livestock with Silvopasture Management | Building a Culture of Conservation

February 24 Webinar: Silvo-what?: Exploring Opportunities for Livestock with Silvopasture Management

February 17, 2021

AMES, Iowa—Silvopasture management is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, February 24. 

Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that involves intentionally managing livestock, trees, and forage in the same productive space. There are several strategies to implementing silvopasture, and the wide variety of strategies depends on the space, animals, and trees being managed. During this webinar, Ashley Conway, PhD, PAS, assistant research professor at the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, will provide a brief introduction to silvopasture management.  

“Despite being a very old practice, silvopasture is gaining mainstream momentum as a way to raise livestock that enhances economic and environmental resiliency,” said Conway. She hopes webinar participants will gain a strong understanding of what silvopasture is, and also what does not constitute a silvopasture system.  

Conway is working to develop a research program investigating the logistical, economic, environmental, and social dynamics of silvopasture systems in Missouri and the Midwest through the lens of efficient and responsible animal production.  

Webinar Access Instructions 

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CST on February 24: 

Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172  

    Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172   


Or, join from a dial-in phone line:  

    Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 

    Meeting ID: 364 284 172  


The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars

A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for, for those who are able to participate in the live webinar. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar. 

About Iowa Learning Farms 

Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land StewardshipIowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable AgricultureUSDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc


Hilary Pierce                                       Jacqueline Comito 

Extension Outreach Specialist            ILF Program Director 

hepierce@iastate.edu                             jcomito@iastate.edu 

515-294-8912                                       515-296-0081