Congratulations to HMI Professional Certified Educator Blain Hjertaas and his wife Naomi of Redvers, Saskatchewan on having won the Environmental Stewardship Award from the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association.
Blain and Naomi have been farming since 1974 and changed their grain operation to grass when they started using Holistic Management in the 1990s. They have seen improved soil health on their 800 acres through multi-species rotational grazing and, as Blain explains, duplicating what the bison did on the same land several hundred years ago.
Blain is a seasoned educator in Holistic Management and monitors many sites in Western Canada. He has given many talks over the years from teaching at the University of Manitoba to half hour sessions on how grass grows. He offers consulting and speaking engagement services and hosts groups on his farm.
With a passion for carbon sequestration, Blain enjoys speaking to groups on how the environment functions and how our actions will ultimately influence the ecosystem. He says, “We are all learning and leading by practicing regenerative agriculture from the tools Holistic Management has given us. Learning never stops.”
You can learn more about the Environmental Stewardship Award from the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association and previous winners here. Again, congratulations to Blain and Naomi on a job well done and helping to create a healthier future!
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