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Florida Forest Stewardship Tour of George Owens’ Silvopasture Operation – March 14

Silvopasture Tour at George Owens Farm, 2017 Florida Land Steward of the Year, Washington County, 9 am to 3 pm CT. Mark your calendar and take this opportunity to see and learn about the economic and environmental benefits of the silvopasture system – combining timber and livestock forage production on the same acres.


The George C. Owens Farm is one of the most renowned silvopasture operations in the Southeastern U.S. Silvopasture combines timber with forage and livestock production. The trees are managed for high-value saw logs and, at the same time, provide shade, shelter and forage for livestock. This system reduces livestock stress and increases forage production. Properly managed silvopasture can be more productive, and often more profitable, than either timber or pasture management alone. Come see firsthand how this operation works. Wear appropriate clothing for the field.

The tour will meet at the Washington County Extension Agricultural Center at 9:00 AM CT on Wednesday, March 14. Lunch will be served at the Ag Center after the tour.

Cost is $10 per person, lunch and materials included.

Register online at https://fsp-tour031418.eventbrite.com or reserve a space by contacting UF/IFAS Washington Extension at (850) 638-6180, and pay at the event with cash or check payable to University of Florida. We will meet at the Washington County Extension Ag Center (1424 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL) and travel to the property from there. Please share this announcement with others who may be interested.

For more details, and driving directions to the farm, use the following link for the event flyer:

Florida Forest Stewardship Tour:  George C. Owens Farm





Author: Mark Mauldin - mdm83@ufl.edu

I am the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Washington County. My program areas include livestock and forage, row crops, and pond management.

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