We are very pleased to announce that the HMI Board of Directors has voted to appoint long-time HMI employee, Holistic Management Certified Educator and practitioner, Dr. Ann Adams to Executive Director effective immediately.
“The board is excited to have Ann Adams as Executive Director of HMI. Ann has a long association with the organization and is passionate about both teaching and practicing Holistic Management. It’s been a joy to see her leadership skills and respect among our community broaden and deepen over the years. We feel now is the right time to appoint a proven leader with experience in creating and measuring the impact of effective non-profit programs. Ann is that leader.”
-Kelly Sidoryk, HMI Board Chair & Director
A Holistic Management Certified Educator since 1998, Ann was instrumental in designing and implementing the USDA funded Beginning Women Farmers & Ranchers Program, our Open Gate On-Farm program and our Ag Educators Professional Development Program. Ann regularly teaches both onsite and distance learning classes and offers consulting in Holistic Management for family farms and ranchers with a particular focus on goal setting facilitation and financial planning. Ann has also written countless articles on Holistic Management, and has helped to develop agriculture-based software for financial planning and grazing planning for farmers and ranchers. Ann is the author of “At Home with Holistic Management” and is the Managing Editor of HMI’s “In PRACTICE” journal. Ann also served as interim CEO in 2013-2014. Ann replaces outgoing Executive Director Bryan Weech.
Please join us in congratulating Ann on her appointment!