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Dale County Silvopasture Field Day

By: Craig Peters, Retired District Conservationist, NRCS, Ozark, Alabama


Landowners attend Silvopasture Field Day in Dale County.
Dale County landowners learn more about silvopasture practices.


In September 2009, Dale County producers gathered to learn more about silvopasture practices and how they can benefit from this unique conservation practice.

Silvopasture, which combines timber and pasture management, is a creative way to control timber populations while providing for wildlife and livestock. Producers and conservationists gleaned more information on this conservation approach at the silvopasture Field Day sponsored by Dale County SWCD and the NRCS.

Freddy Hays, a Dale County landowner, said he learned how he could better manage his farm by attending the field day. Hays has about 20 acres in silvopasture with the potential to expand to an additional 40 acres. Hays uses his silvopasture to provide for neglected horses that he has rescued.

For more information on silvopasture management contact your local NRCS field office staff.