Nelson Institute graduate students connect Wisconsin farmers to new ideas for land management

April 11, 2019

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies graduate students, Diane Mayerfeld and Keefe Keeley, are working with farmers across Wisconsin to improve profits and land conditions through the use of silvopasture. The integration of woodland management and grazing, silvopasture can help with control of brush such as buckthorn, provide animals with shade and it has financial benefits, particularly under Wisconsin tax laws. As a part their research, Mayerfeld is investigating the impacts of silvopasture on the soil and animal welfare, while Keeley is working with farmers to implement silvopastures and track outcomes. Read more.  

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