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PhD, State Forage Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech

John Fike

Dr. John Fike grew up in Virginia on a small family dairy farm and works at Virginia Tech, where he holds research and extension appointments. Over 20 years ago, when a forestry colleague asked Fike (then an untenured assistant professor) to work on forage research in silvopastures, the immediate answer was yes. However, the unstated part of that reply was (“but nobody wants trees in pastures”). After initial promising findings, silvopasture research and extension continues to be an area of effort for Fike these many years later.

Areas of Expertise

Scientist, Professor


Virginia Tech

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Address: Blacksburg, VA
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