Creating Resilient & Profitable Cropland
Dates: Tuesday, January 12 – February 16, 2021 (January 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16)
Time: 6:00 -7:00 pm MST
Scholarship Deadline: January 11, 2021
Registration Deadline: January 12, 2021
Instructors:Holistic Management Certified Educator, Preston Sullivan & Holistic Management Certified Educator, Elizabeth Marks
Also, special Q&A with guest speakers Colin Seis and Gabe Brown!
If you are excited about Regenerative Agriculture and raise crops, HMI’s Holistic Cropping Planning Course will give you the tools to grow healthy crops, healthy soil, and healthy profits.
In this course you will learn how to effectively manage your cropland and cropping practices to increase soil fertility and resilience as well as increase production and profitability from your cropping practices. Learn how to complete crop production planning all in the context of regenerative and conservation agriculture.
This curriculum was developed with input from master farmers and educators and explains key cropping concepts such as no-till, cover cropping, cocktail seeding, mulching, intercropping, shelterbelts, perennial crops, and integrating livestock, as well as providing numerous planning worksheets and templates as well examples of completed worksheets and a long list of multi-media resources for further study.
Whether you’re growing vegetables, fruit, grains or forage, or are a large or small producer, this course covers it all. Scholarships are available. Apply by clicking here.
|Soil fertility building principles and practicesHow to integrate livestock into cropping practicesHow to identify crop management issues and address them profitablyUnderstanding how key practices like cover crops, polyseeding, permaculture, interplanting, and perennial crops can work together to create resilient and profitable landscapes.||Create a crop plan that addresses both cash crops and ecosystem strategiesCreate a field map for ease of managementPrioritize management decisions to integrate ecosystem strategies with cash cropsDevelop a crop sequenceLearn how to implement crop plans and address crop management issuesLearn how to integrate crop plan with financial plan|
Fee, Financial Assistance and Payment Plan
- $350 per person
- Eligible for the Greenacres Foundation Scholarships
- If you are a qualified beginning farmer/rancher and a Nebraska resident, you may receive a one-time Nebraska state income tax credit (up to $500) for completing Getting Started Introduction to Holistic Management Whole Farm/Ranch Planning AND Getting Started Holistic Financial Planning. See the Next Gen website for details and an application.
- *FSA Approved in various USA states
Classes require a minimum of 10 and are restricted to a maximum of 35 participants.
HMI stands behind our training programs. If you participate fully in this training program by attending all sessions and completing all assignments satisfactorily, and if you are not completely satisfied within 10 days of program completion, we will refund your registration fees.
This course is seven weeks long and you should plan on about 2 – 4 hours each week participating in the webinars and completing the assignments. While the webinars are scheduled at a particular time, you will be able to complete the assignments at any time during the week. Don’t worry if you miss a webinar, we’ll be recording them and you can view it before the next scheduled webinar. Assignments may include watching videos, reading, and written exercises.
With real-time audio, video, and whiteboard capabilities our learning environment allows you to stay connected for a more engaging learning experience. You are encouraged to contribute to class discussions (either on the webinar or online forum). You can build relationships with other students from across the country and maybe even the world.
You’ll also receive a FREE one-year introductory electronic subscription to IN PRACTICE and a certificate upon completion of the course.
Technology /Language Requirements
- Computer (PC or Mac are fine)
- Reliable high-speed internet access
- Internet browser (Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari)
- Microsoft Word and Excel
- Telephone (cell or landline) OR Microphone
- E-mail address
- All classes are taught in English