Regenerative Agriculture Leadership Training
Are you passionate about helping more producers learn how to transition to regenerative agriculture?
Do you want to take your practice of Holistic Management to a whole new level and be a resource to your community?
Is becoming an HMI Certified Educator or Whole Farm/Ranch Community Trainer your next career move or an opportunity for professional development?
Are you ready to be part of a global network who are solving environmental challenges and protecting rural communities?
Certified Educator Testimonials
At HMI, our Certified Educators and Whole Farm/Ranch Community Trainers play an important role in educating land stewards, government employees, activists, and policy makers around the globe in regenerative agriculture to create healthy land and thriving communities. Most of them teach workshops, consult with farmers & ranchers and practice Holistic Management in their own operations, as successful businesses and educational farms & ranches. This network of passionate educators often trains over 10,000 people/year, influencing over 10 million acres each year!
We provide our educators and trainers with top-level curriculum and support to help them be successful whether as a trainee or as a veteran Certified Educator. As an HMI Certified Educator or Whole Farm/Ranch Trainer trainee you will have HMI’s recognized educational resources at your disposal and will have the opportunity to be part of HMI’s educational team, assisting in online courses and having other educational opportunities as well as developing your own learning community.
HMI’s training program is designed for those working with land stewards, professional educators, and consultants who want to attain the highest level of competency and teach others to reap the benefits of Holistic Management. This training program has been funded by the USDA five times to provide this agricultural leadership training and professional development to agricultural educators around the U.S. HMI is the ONLY organization that provides this rigorous training. You can find a current list of Educators in our community map and directory.
Educator Training Path Options
We offer two primary tiers of educator training for an individualized training approach that offers you the right level of educator training – HMI’s Certified Educator Training Program and our Whole Farm/Ranch Trainer Program. These programs are overseen by HMI educational staff and we engage experienced and knowledgeable HMI Certified Educators to mentor our educator candidates through the program and to make sure they get the experience and educational opportunities they need to be successful.
This self-directed training program provides a solid foundation in effectively facilitating and coaching the principles and practice of Holistic Management to help your clients achieve success. You can individualize your training by choosing where and how you will learn and take advantage of the international travel and exposure that increase your learning opportunities.
HMI staff will work with you to carefully select your mentoring team to maximize your learning experience. You will also receive support from HMI staff throughout our program as well as a thorough evaluation of your learning portfolio and recommendations for further learning.
Becoming an HMI Certified Educator (2-Year Program)
The Learning Experience
Certified Educator Benefits
What Some of our Certified Educators Are Doing
Whole Farm/Ranch Trainer Program (1-Year Program)
The Learning Experience
Whole Farm/Ranch Trainer Benefits
Approved Certified Educator Mentor List
For more information on this program, please contact:
Dr. Ann Adams
HMI Education Director
Scholarship funding support comes from the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation.