Holistic Management Certified Educators Blain Hjertaas and Ralph Corcoran were recently featured in the Manitoba Co-operator for their involvement in a series of on-farm learning days as a part of HMI sponsored Open Gate series in Canada. The article discusses Holistic Management practices that improve soil health to increase the quality and diversity of forage, which then translates into increased profits and better quality of life for the farmers. Held on site at various farms across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, the Canada series of Open Gates started in July and continue through early October.
The article also highlights Neil Dennis of Sunnybrae Farm, a long-time Holistic Management practitioner. Neil shares some of improvements he’s seen on his land, like the 300-400 increased carrying capacity, or more than 20% sugar content of his forage, which translates directly into weight gain on his cattle.
You can read the article here: (link to full article)