We are very pleased to announce that long-time HMI employee, Holistic Management Certified Educator and practitioner, Dr. Ann Adams has been appointed Interim CEO of HMI effective immediately. Ann replaces outgoing CEO Peter Holter (press release).
“The board is excited to have Ann Adams as Interim CEO of HMI. Ann has a long association with the organization and is very committed to the practice of Holisitic Management and its community.”
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.
Please join us in congratulating Ann on her appointment!
Don Tharrett says
Congrats Ann. Sounds like a cool position.
Douglas G. Holloway says
Congratulations Ann !! We at Go Farm U attempted to partner with Holistic Management International and even participated in some of your classes and small farm program in Virginia. We have moved our operation onto 1280 acres in Northern Idaho next to the University of Idaho and are still interested in a possible partnership. We teach sustainable farming and many of the same classes you do over an internet base. We would love to discuss it at some point after Peter leaves.
D. G. Holloway
Ann Adams says
Thanks for the well wishes and I wanted to let you know that we do have a WSARE grant to fund a train the trainer program in whole farm planning for ag professionals in the West. You and your team may be interested in checking it out at: https://holisticmanagement.org/our-work/professional-development/whole-farm-planning-training-for-ag-educators/
Don Nelson says
Congratulations on becoming Interim HMI CEO. I look forward to continue working with you in expanding Holistic Management’s circle of influence.
Ronda Z says
Congratulations Ann, I know you will do a fantastic job in your new position. Also I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the classes you gave to us Veterans Farmer Project (VFP) attendees to the various sites we went to in October. I learned a lot