Silvopastures can be viewed as form of insurance for ranching. They diversify forage production, add other renewable products for sale and offer social benefits to the beef sector.
The best time to invest in products, services and markets is when you have the resources needed to commit to the process. And if you have no back up plans, the second best time is now.
Diversification can be a double edged sword. Know yourself and your capacities to find winning business ideas.