Landowner and natural resources professional perceptions of silvopasture in central and north-central minnesota

Madeline M. Ford, Diomy S. Zamora, Charles R. Blinn, Sophia Vaughan, Eleanor Burkett

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Abstract

Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that combines trees, forage, and livestock in an intensively managedsystem. We surveyed landowners and natural resources professionals in Minnesota to determine theirperceptions of silvopasture. Although most respondents had heard of silvopasture, few knew a lot about it. Weconcluded that there is a need for more educational programming that expands the knowledge of and providestechnical assistance to landowners and natural resources professionals who want to add silvopasture to theirmanagement toolboxes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6RIB8
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume57
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The research reported here was supported by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resourcesthrough the Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund, University of Minnesota Extension, theUniversity of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources, and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Stationunder Project MN 42-072. We want to thank the landowners and NRPs who responded to our surveys.

Publisher Copyright:
© by Extension Journal, Inc.

Keywords

  • Adoption
  • Landowners
  • Natural resources professionals
  • Silvopasture
  • Survey

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