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*HMI EVENT* Holistic Cropping Planning – Getting Started Online Course

January 14, 2020

Holistic Cropping Planning

Creating Resilient and Profitable Cropland

If you raise crops and are excited about Regenerative Agriculture, 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 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. This course provides planning worksheets and templates as well examples of completed worksheets and a long list of multi-media resources for further study. Weekly interactive webinars last 90 minutes each week for four weeks. Note: Webinars are recorded for viewing at your leisure.

Dates: January 14 , 21, 28 & February 4, 2020

Time: Live at 6:30-8:00PM MST (also recorded for later viewing)
Scholarship Deadline: January 10, 2020
Registration Deadline: January 13, 2020
Instructors: Holistic Management Certified Educator, Elizabeth Marks Holistic Management Certified Educator, Preston Sullivan


TOPICS OUTCOMES
Soil fertility building principles and practices
How to integrate livestock into cropping practices
How to identify crop management issues and address them profitably
Understanding 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 strategies
Create a field map for ease of management
Prioritize management decisions to integrate ecosystem strategies with cash crops
Develop a crop sequenceLearn how to implement crop plans and address crop management issuesLearn how to integrate crop plan with financial plan

Registration:

Classes require a minimum of 10 and are restricted to a maximum of 35 participants.

Money Back Guarantee

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.

Your information is secure and will never be sold or shared.


Logistics

This course is five weeks long and you should plan on about 2 – 4 hours each week to participate in the webinars and complete 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 land line) OR Microphone
  • E-mail address
  • All classes are taught in English (unless otherwise specified)

Wondering about the results our courses achieve and the impact they make on our students? Find out here.

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