Since 1984, HMI has collaborated and worked alongside government agencies, NGOs, and businesses who work with family farmers, ranchers, tribal members, and pastoralists to support their communities as they grow and thrive. We share our educational programs and the knowledge and experience of our international network with these communities to support their adoption and evolution of regenerative agricultural practices that empower them to strengthen their businesses, produce healthier food, improve local wildlife habitats and protect the environment.
To envision and realize healthy, resilient lands and thriving communities by serving people in the practice of Holistic Decision Making & Management.
Our vision is a world where lands and communities flourish through the practice of Holistic Management, an internationally recognized regenerative agricultural practice.
- Helps family farmers/ranchers/pastoralists become more prosperous
- Helps strengthen local economies
- Improves local food quality
- Heals the environment
- Improves wildlife habitats
- Fosters community ties and preserves local culture
37 years 84,000 people trained 115 million acres influenced 130 countries
Director of Education
Director of Communications & Outreach
S. Marie von Ancken
Dana McDaniel Bonham
Program and Grants Manager
California & New Mexico
Our Certified Educators
Our Certified Educators undergo a rigorous 3-year training program in order to effectively consult with farmers and ranchers, teach workshops, practice Holistic Management in their own operations, or otherwise help further the practice of Holistic Management.
HMI is an Albuquerque-based international 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1984. We are committed to accountability and transparency. Copies of audited financial statements and IRS Form 990 are available upon request. Contributions are deductible to the full extent of the law.
HMI Annual Reports
We Love Diversity in ALL Species!
HMI is committed to engaging and supporting a diverse community of holistic managers — people who acknowledge that humans are a part of the natural world and must engage in restorative reciprocity to create healthy land, healthy food, and healthy lives. HMI recognizes that diversity in nature strengthens and protects the health of the whole ecosystem. The same is true within our human community. We have a policy and practice of inclusion and acceptance not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin. Further, we acknowledge that the concept of holism is embedded in many Indigenous and traditional agricultural practices. The tools and practices of Holistic Management are evolving and adapting based on new and remembered ways of partnering with Nature. We offer this framework as a process that can be adapted by communities to serve their needs as they engage in restorative reciprocity and weave their own knowledge and experience into the Holistic Management framework. Click here to read HMI’s Acknowledgement Statement
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Allan Savory and Jody Butterfield were the co-founders of HMI and left in 2009 when they founded the Savory Institute.