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*HMI Event* Texas – Ranching for Resilience

October 21, 2023

Ranching for Resilience

Linking Management Practices to Soil and Rangeland Health

October 21, 2023
Dixon Water Foundation’s Josey Pavilion at the Leo Ranch in Decatur, Texas

  • Learn observation skills to recognize the impact that management practices have on soil and land health.
  • Observe first-hand the differences between set stocking grazing versus Holistic Planned Grazing.
  • Participate in hands-on practical activities to help your ranchland and business become more resilient!



$25, includes learning materials and lunch

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2023

COVID-19 Policy:

Please note, the format and/or requirements for event attendance may change in light of shifting CDC and state public health guidelines. HMI will make every effort to communicate these changes in a timely fashion.

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By registering for this event, you hereby consent and agree that HMI has the right to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of you and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known, for HMI outreach and further consent that your name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary.



Dixon Water Foundation’s Josey Pavilion at the Leo Ranch
5190 County Road 398, Decatur, TX 76234

The Dixon Water Foundation utilizes Holistic Planned Grazing to bring back the tallgrass prairie at the Leo Ranch near Dallas, providing appropriate disturbance to improve the health of the grasslands they manage. And they work to do it in such a way that they can make a profit. In doing so, they show other ranchers that good stewardship should result in a thriving business as good work must be paid for if it is to be sustainable.

An article about the effect that the Dixon Water Foundation’s planned grazing has had on improving wildlife habitat was also featured in the Texas Wildlife Association’s magazine. The Dixon Water Foundation ranches are run to be profitable from both cattle sales and hunting leases. Good grazing can improve soil health and wildlife habitat which improves wildlife counts and quality that can improve the bottom lines for these ranches.


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