Holistic Management Workshops and Field Days to be Held in Texas and Oklahoma

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Events Help Attendees Discover How to Work with Nature to Increase Profits While Improving the Environment

Albuquerque, NM – April 7, 2011 – Holistic Management International (HMI), an Albuquerque-based non-profit organization created to improve the health, productivity, and profitability of land,  is hosting a series of workshops and consulting field days throughout Texas and Oklahoma.  The workshops will focus on the principles of Holistic Management™ with three days of tips on getting the most profit and performance from the land, the animals, and advanced training.  The field days will give participants a hands-on introduction to Holistic Management.

The workshops and the field days will be taught by Ian Mitchell-Innes, a certified Holistic Management educator from South Africa whose family has lived on the same ranch since 1863.  For more than a decade, Mitchell-Innes has used various forms of Holistic Management on his ranch and during the past eight years he has trained ranchers, farmers, families, businesses and communities in Holistic Management.  “We are thrilled to give participants a chance to learn Holistic Management from world-renowned educator Ian Mitchell-Innes,” said Peter Holter, chief executive officer for HMI.

“Ian tried many different management styles until learning about Holistic Management 13 years ago and now he uses Holistic Management on his ranch.  His operation is thriving when other ranches around him continue to struggle.  Beginning farmers and ranchers, multi-generation ranchers, and public land managers can all benefit from the three-day workshop or the field day as Ian will teach participants how to apply Holistic Management principles to enhance the health of their land and increase productivity while reducing operating cost.”

Holistic Management International Field Day May 2 and Workshop May 3-5:
Ford Ranch, Brady, TX
The series gets underway with a consulting field day and three-day workshop in central Texas.  The one-day field day will provide a hands-on introduction to Holistic Management as participants attend an actual consulting session between ranch management and Ian Mitchell-Innes.  Attendees will see how the benefits of Holistic Management can be achieved by land and grazing planning, financial planning, and biological monitoring.  The workshop is geared towards the basics of Holistic Management with three days of tips on getting the most profit and performance from the land and animals.  The consulting field day will be held on Monday, May 2 and the three-day workshop will be held between Tuesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 5.  Both events will be held at the Ford Ranch located in Brady Texas and are open to the public.  The registration fee for the consulting field day is $50 per person. The registration fee for the three-day workshop is $400 per person or $700 for two people from the same organization.

Holistic Management International Field Day May 9 and Workshop May 10-12:
Bear Creek Ranch, Aledo, TX
HMI will then travel north to Aledo, Texas and continue the series with a second consulting field day and three-day workshop.  Field day participants will learn the basics of Holistic Management as they attend a consulting session between ranch management and Ian Mitchell-Innes.  The three-day workshop is a graduate seminar on grazing.  The class is for ranchers who have some background in Holistic Management.  Participants will get advanced training in mob grazing, forage production, monitoring for success, animal performance and topics of your choice.  The consulting field day will be held Monday, May 9 and the workshop will be between Tuesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 12.  Both events will be held at the Dixon Water Foundation’s Bear Creek Ranch in Aledo, Texas.  Registration for the consulting field day is $50 per person.  Registration for the three-day workshop is $400 per person or $700 for two people from the same organization.

Holistic Management International Field Day May 14:
Phelan Ranch, Mountain Park, OK
The series will wrap up with a consulting field day in Mountain City, Oklahoma.  Field day participants will they attend a consulting session between ranch management and Ian Mitchell-Innes and will see how the benefits of Holistic Management can be achieved by land and grazing planning, financial planning, and biological monitoring. The consulting field day will be held Saturday, May 14 at the Phelan Ranch in Mountain Park Oklahoma.  The Phelan Ranch is a multi-species operation that’s intensively managed to highlight the potential for productivity in an operation. Registration for the consulting field day is $50 per person

In addition, the Southwest Regional Gathering will be held in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 where attendees will learn about the latest techniques in land management, livestock maintenance, and sustainable agriculture.  On Friday, participants will take part in a networking event, including dinner and keynote speaker, holistic veterinarian, Dr. William Winter.  On Saturday, guests will attend a workshop on mob grazing and maximizing animal performance with Certified Educator Ian Mitchell-Innes.  Registration cost $150 per person.

For more information on how to register for any of the upcoming events, please see the HMI training page.