BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Holistic Management International - ECPv4.6//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Holistic Management International X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://holisticmanagement.org X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Holistic Management International BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20180401 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20180401 DTSTAMP:20180422T023613 CREATED:20160720T194859Z LAST-MODIFIED:20160720T194859Z UID:21798-1522540800-1522627199@holisticmanagement.org SUMMARY:Comprehensive Distance Learning from HMI DESCRIPTION:Instructors: Holistic Management Certified Educators \nOur Comprehensive Distance Learning series is part of our Professional Development program and is designed primarily for land stewards\, professional educators\, and consultants. It’s also appropriate for producers interested in getting a more in-depth understanding of how to practice Holistic Management and it’s an ideal foundation for becoming a Holistic Management Certified Educator.Participants receive 16 hours of personalized one-on-one guidance per course. We offer five courses.\nMore Information and Registration \n URL:https://holisticmanagement.org/event/comprehensive-distance-learning-from-hmi-41/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20180402 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20180402 DTSTAMP:20180422T023613 CREATED:20160720T194859Z LAST-MODIFIED:20160720T194859Z UID:21799-1522627200-1522713599@holisticmanagement.org SUMMARY:Comprehensive Distance Learning from HMI DESCRIPTION:Instructors: Holistic Management Certified Educators \nOur Comprehensive Distance Learning series is part of our Professional Development program and is designed primarily for land stewards\, professional educators\, and consultants. It’s also appropriate for producers interested in getting a more in-depth understanding of how to practice Holistic Management and it’s an ideal foundation for becoming a Holistic Management Certified Educator.Participants receive 16 hours of personalized one-on-one guidance per course. We offer five courses.\nMore Information and Registration \n URL:https://holisticmanagement.org/event/comprehensive-distance-learning-from-hmi-42/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20180403 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20180403 DTSTAMP:20180422T023613 CREATED:20180216T182643Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180321T174511Z UID:28673-1522713600-1522713600@holisticmanagement.org SUMMARY:*HMI EVENT* New Agrarian Program DESCRIPTION:Online Training with Live Webinars\nApril 3 – October 9\, 2018\n$1000 per Student\, Scholarships and Payment Plan Available\nCertificate Program \nIn partnership with the Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program\, HMI is offering a New Agrarian Program to provide Holistic Management training to apprentices\, mentees and interns of educational farms and ranches. The class will be limited so that participants can also learn from each other and how they are applying Holistic Management to different agricultural operations around the country. \nThis series can be taken online from anywhere\, including live educational instruction\, feedback on course assignments and recorded webinars and videos to augment the live instruction. \nMentors and educational staff can audit this series for free to support participants who have registered. \n\nIntroduction to Whole Farm/Ranch Planning\n Orientation: \nApril 3\, 2018 Orientation in Albuquerque or Online (time tbd) \nOnline Webinar Series: \nApril 10\, 2018 at 7pm-8pm MST\nApril 17\, 2018 at 7pm-8pm MST\nApril 24\, 2018 at 7pm-8pm MST \nInstructor: \nHolistic Management Certified Educator Cindy Dvergsten \nCourse Time: \n12-16 hours including assignments \nThis course focuses on key whole farm/ranch planning concepts and principles to help you manage your farm or ranch for the triple bottom line (social\, environmental\, and financial sustainability) and more effectively manage your human\, financial and natural resources. Learn how to improve your ability to observe\, understand and make decisions based on what you can control. Through these new skills\, improve your ability to work with nature and increase the productivity of your farm or ranch. \n\ntable#t157 {\n border-collapse: collapse;\n border-width: 0px;\n border-style: outset;\n line-height: 2.0em;\n text-align: left;\n vertical-align: top;width: 100%;border-top: 1px solid #CCCCCC;box-shadow: 0 0px 5px rgba(0\, 0\, 0\, 0.4);\n \n}\ntable#t157 thead tr {\n\n}\ntable#t157 thead tr th.t157 {\ncolor: #6D8524;\nbackground: #FFFFFF;\nbackground: -moz-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\, #EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -webkit-gradient(linear\, left top\, left bottom\, color-stop(0%\,#FFFFFF)\, color-stop(100%\,#EEEEEE)); \nbackground: -webkit-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -o-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -ms-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: linear-gradient(to bottom\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nfilter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr="#FFFFFF"\, endColorstr="#EEEEEE"\,GradientType=0 );\nfont-size: 1.2em;\nletter-spacing: 0;\nline-height: 2.0;\npadding: 4px;\ntext-transform: none;\ntext-align: left;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;\n}\n\ntable#t157 thead tr th#t157.start {\n\n}\ntable#t157 thead tr th#t157.end {\n\n}\ntable#t157 tbody tr {\n background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FFFFFF;\n}\ntable#t157 tbody tr.table-alternate {\n background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FCFCFC;\n}\ntable#t157 tbody tr td {\n color: #574319;\n padding: 5px;\n border-width: 0px;\n line-height: 1.2;\n font-size: 1.0em;\n border-top: medium none;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;\n text-align: left;\n vertical-align: top;\n}\ntable#t157 tbody tr td#n1 {\n width: 50%;\n }table#t157 tbody tr td#n2 {\n width: 50%;\n }\ntable#t157 tbody tr:hover td {\n}\ntable#t157 tfoot tr {\n}\n\ntable#t157 tfoot tr td {\ncolor: #000000;\nbackground: #FFFFFF;\nbackground: -moz-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\, #EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -webkit-gradient(linear\, left top\, left bottom\, color-stop(0%\,#FFFFFF)\, color-stop(100%\,#EEEEEE)); \nbackground: -webkit-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -o-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -ms-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: linear-gradient(to bottom\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nfilter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr="#FFFFFF"\, endColorstr="#EEEEEE"\,GradientType=0 );\npadding: 4px;\nborder-width: 0px;\nfont-size: 1.0em;\nborder-top: medium none;\ntext-align: left;\n}\n\n \n OUTCOMESTOPICS\n Use key testing principles for managing and making sustainable decisions\nEight principles and practices for effective resource management\n\n\nUse knowledge of ecosystem process health to better manage farm/ranch production systems for the triple bottom line: economic\, environmental & social benefitsDeveloping a management inventory Clarify farm or ranch goals and utilize new ways to manage themFour ecosystem processes and how to work with themAnalyze tools to increase farm or ranch productivityPrioritizing actions with seven testing questions Overview of tools influence on ecosystem processes\n\n \nAPPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP \n\nWhole Farm/Ranch Land Planning & Biological Monitoring\nOnline Webinar Series: \nMay 8\, 2018 at 1pm-2pm & 7pm-8pm MST\nMay 22\, 2018 at 7pm-8pm MST\nJune 5\, 2018 at 7pm-8pm MST\nJune 19\, 2018 at 1pm-2pm & 7pm-8pm MST \nInstructor: \nHolistic Management Certified Educator tbd \nCourse Time: \n12-16 hours including assignments \nThis course provides key land planning principles and practices to help you facilitate conversations about land planning decisions you are considering. This simple approach to land planning will help you explore key infrastructure and land improvement projects in the context of a whole farm/ranch goal. You will develop management consideration lists\, land plan options and explore tool options and the return of investment of the different land planning options. \nIn addition\, time will be spent on covering key biological monitoring principles and practices to help you address soil fertility and the influences of production practices. Monitoring techniques for rangelands\, pastures\, and croplands will be discussed. The outcome of the course is to help producers have a viable way to collect data and analyze their land. You will also  learn to recognize the impact of prior decisions on the land and to observe and use ecosystem functions to increase land performance. \n\ntable#t160 {\n border-collapse: collapse;\n border-width: 0px;\n border-style: outset;\n line-height: 2.0em;\n text-align: left;\n vertical-align: top;width: 100%;border-top: 1px solid #CCCCCC;box-shadow: 0 0px 5px rgba(0\, 0\, 0\, 0.4);\n \n}\ntable#t160 thead tr {\n\n}\ntable#t160 thead tr th.t160 {\ncolor: #6D8524;\nbackground: #FFFFFF;\nbackground: -moz-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\, #EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -webkit-gradient(linear\, left top\, left bottom\, color-stop(0%\,#FFFFFF)\, color-stop(100%\,#EEEEEE)); \nbackground: -webkit-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -o-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -ms-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: linear-gradient(to bottom\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nfilter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr="#FFFFFF"\, endColorstr="#EEEEEE"\,GradientType=0 );\nfont-size: 1.2em;\nletter-spacing: 0;\nline-height: 2.0;\npadding: 4px;\ntext-transform: none;\ntext-align: left;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;\n}\n\ntable#t160 thead tr th#t160.start {\n\n}\ntable#t160 thead tr th#t160.end {\n\n}\ntable#t160 tbody tr {\n background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FFFFFF;\n}\ntable#t160 tbody tr.table-alternate {\n background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FCFCFC;\n}\ntable#t160 tbody tr td {\n color: #574319;\n padding: 5px;\n border-width: 0px;\n line-height: 1.2;\n font-size: 1.0em;\n border-top: medium none;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;\n text-align: left;\n vertical-align: top;\n}\ntable#t160 tbody tr td#n1 {\n width: 50%;\n }table#t160 tbody tr td#n2 {\n width: 50%;\n }\ntable#t160 tbody tr:hover td {\n}\ntable#t160 tfoot tr {\n}\n\ntable#t160 tfoot tr td {\ncolor: #000000;\nbackground: #FFFFFF;\nbackground: -moz-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\, #EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -webkit-gradient(linear\, left top\, left bottom\, color-stop(0%\,#FFFFFF)\, color-stop(100%\,#EEEEEE)); \nbackground: -webkit-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -o-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -ms-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: linear-gradient(to bottom\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nfilter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr="#FFFFFF"\, endColorstr="#EEEEEE"\,GradientType=0 );\npadding: 4px;\nborder-width: 0px;\nfont-size: 1.0em;\nborder-top: medium none;\ntext-align: left;\n}\n\n \n OUTCOMESTOPICS\n Map a future landscape as outlined through the whole farm goalMapping a future landscape descriptionDevelop a worksheet for key natural resource\, production\, and social issues affecting the land planningDefining key natural resource\, production and social issues for resilience and flexibility Create multiple land plan options\nUnderstanding how to increase creativity and effective use of resource base in the design processPrioritize infrastructure development to increase productivity and profitHolistic and permaculture design principles Integrate land plan and financial plan with the whole farm goalStrategizing land planning implementationExplore options how to fund the land planMonitoring a land plan to overcome roadblocks and achieve the desired results Become systematic in making monitoring observationsHow to finance your land planEasily analyze observations to improve management and profitabilityIntegrating a whole farm/ranch goal and land plan with other farm plans Monitor ecosystem healthPreparing maps and overlays\nIntegrate biological monitoring with daily farm/ranch activitiesBuilding resilience and increased productivity by managing for biodiversity Incorporating simple monitoring techniques into daily routineSimple and effective monitoring techniques for rangeland\, pasture\, and crops\n Maximizing dollars from sunshine Techniques for quantifying ranch or farm performance\n\n \nAPPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP \n\nWhole Farm Financial Planning\n \nOnline Webinar Series: \nJuly 3\, 2018 at 1pm-2pm & 7pm-8pm MST\nJuly 17\, 2018 at 7pm-8pm MST\nJuly 31\, 2018 at 7pm-8pm MST\nAug 14 at 1pm-2pm & 7pm-8pm MST \nInstructor: \nHolistic Management Certified Educator tbd \nCourse Time: \n12-16 hours including assignments \nThis course provides key financial principles to help you to work on your business\, not just in your business. This simple approach to financial planning will help you understand the big picture view as well as make critical production decisions based on a clear sense of cost of production for different enterprises. You will develop a financial plan and identify ways to implement and monitor that plan. Additionally\, you will learn the key economic analysis tools for improved financial decisions for both annual budgets and for long-term investment. \n\ntable#t158 {\n border-collapse: collapse;\n border-width: 0px;\n border-style: outset;\n line-height: 2.0em;\n text-align: left;\n vertical-align: top;width: 100%;border-top: 1px solid #CCCCCC;box-shadow: 0 0px 5px rgba(0\, 0\, 0\, 0.4);\n \n}\ntable#t158 thead tr {\n\n}\ntable#t158 thead tr th.t158 {\ncolor: #6D8524;\nbackground: #FFFFFF;\nbackground: -moz-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\, #EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -webkit-gradient(linear\, left top\, left bottom\, color-stop(0%\,#FFFFFF)\, color-stop(100%\,#EEEEEE)); \nbackground: -webkit-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -o-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -ms-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: linear-gradient(to bottom\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nfilter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr="#FFFFFF"\, endColorstr="#EEEEEE"\,GradientType=0 );\nfont-size: 1.2em;\nletter-spacing: 0;\nline-height: 2.0;\npadding: 4px;\ntext-transform: none;\ntext-align: left;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;\n}\n\ntable#t158 thead tr th#t158.start {\n\n}\ntable#t158 thead tr th#t158.end {\n\n}\ntable#t158 tbody tr {\n background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FFFFFF;\n}\ntable#t158 tbody tr.table-alternate {\n background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FCFCFC;\n}\ntable#t158 tbody tr td {\n color: #574319;\n padding: 5px;\n border-width: 0px;\n line-height: 1.2;\n font-size: 1.0em;\n border-top: medium none;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;\n text-align: left;\n vertical-align: top;\n}\ntable#t158 tbody tr td#n1 {\n width: 50%;\n }table#t158 tbody tr td#n2 {\n width: 50%;\n }\ntable#t158 tbody tr:hover td {\n}\ntable#t158 tfoot tr {\n}\n\ntable#t158 tfoot tr td {\ncolor: #000000;\nbackground: #FFFFFF;\nbackground: -moz-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\, #EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -webkit-gradient(linear\, left top\, left bottom\, color-stop(0%\,#FFFFFF)\, color-stop(100%\,#EEEEEE)); \nbackground: -webkit-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -o-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -ms-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: linear-gradient(to bottom\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nfilter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr="#FFFFFF"\, endColorstr="#EEEEEE"\,GradientType=0 );\npadding: 4px;\nborder-width: 0px;\nfont-size: 1.0em;\nborder-top: medium none;\ntext-align: left;\n}\n\n \n OUTCOMESTOPICS\n Develop effective implementation and monitoring financial systems that workDistinguish between financial planning\, managing\, and accountingDevelop investment strategies to increase profitabilityThe benefits of a holistic approach to finances Leave with a financial plan you develop\nIntegrate financial decisions with your whole farm or ranch goalDetermine the best enterprise(s) for a profitable operation\nPrioritize expenses to achieve your goal Learn how to reduce stress around financial decision makingPlan for profit\nExplore the link between marketing\, profit\, and cost of productionImprove profitability with enterprise analysis Analyze net worth and track progressDevelop a written plan to maximize profitability Increase creativity in planning and marketing\n\n \nAPPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP \n\nHolistic Marketing and Business Planning\n \nOnline Webinar Series: \nAug 28\, 2018 at 1pm-2pm & 7pm-8pm MST\nSept 11\, 2018 at 7pm-8pm MST\nSept 25\, 2018 at 7pm-8pm MST\nOctober 9\, 2018 at 1pm-2pm & 7pm-8pm MST \nInstructor: \nHolistic Management Certified Educator Cindy Dvergsten \nCourse Time: \n12-16 hours including assignments \nLearn how to look at cost of production as well as market avenues to determine price and marketing strategies. From that analysis and research\, you will develop a marketing plan based on current resources as well as exploring future opportunities. After building  your strategic plan\, you will create SMART goals for key components of a business plan outline based on your projects developed from your annual financial plan. \n\ntable#t159 {\n border-collapse: collapse;\n border-width: 0px;\n border-style: outset;\n line-height: 2.0em;\n text-align: left;\n vertical-align: top;width: 100%;border-top: 1px solid #CCCCCC;box-shadow: 0 0px 5px rgba(0\, 0\, 0\, 0.4);\n \n}\ntable#t159 thead tr {\n\n}\ntable#t159 thead tr th.t159 {\ncolor: #6D8524;\nbackground: #FFFFFF;\nbackground: -moz-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\, #EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -webkit-gradient(linear\, left top\, left bottom\, color-stop(0%\,#FFFFFF)\, color-stop(100%\,#EEEEEE)); \nbackground: -webkit-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -o-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -ms-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: linear-gradient(to bottom\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nfilter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr="#FFFFFF"\, endColorstr="#EEEEEE"\,GradientType=0 );\nfont-size: 1.2em;\nletter-spacing: 0;\nline-height: 2.0;\npadding: 4px;\ntext-transform: none;\ntext-align: left;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;\n}\n\ntable#t159 thead tr th#t159.start {\n\n}\ntable#t159 thead tr th#t159.end {\n\n}\ntable#t159 tbody tr {\n background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FFFFFF;\n}\ntable#t159 tbody tr.table-alternate {\n background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FCFCFC;\n}\ntable#t159 tbody tr td {\n color: #574319;\n padding: 5px;\n border-width: 0px;\n line-height: 1.2;\n font-size: 1.0em;\n border-top: medium none;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;\n text-align: left;\n vertical-align: top;\n}\ntable#t159 tbody tr td#n1 {\n width: 50%;\n }table#t159 tbody tr td#n2 {\n width: 50%;\n }\ntable#t159 tbody tr:hover td {\n}\ntable#t159 tfoot tr {\n}\n\ntable#t159 tfoot tr td {\ncolor: #000000;\nbackground: #FFFFFF;\nbackground: -moz-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\, #EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -webkit-gradient(linear\, left top\, left bottom\, color-stop(0%\,#FFFFFF)\, color-stop(100%\,#EEEEEE)); \nbackground: -webkit-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -o-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -ms-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: linear-gradient(to bottom\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nfilter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr="#FFFFFF"\, endColorstr="#EEEEEE"\,GradientType=0 );\npadding: 4px;\nborder-width: 0px;\nfont-size: 1.0em;\nborder-top: medium none;\ntext-align: left;\n}\n\n \n OUTCOMESTOPICS\n Learn to create an effective marketing plan that utilizes your current resourcesThe various direct marketing channels and opportunities and challenges of eachDiscover best marketing strategies for your products and situationThe importance of market research for developing a marketing plan Discover marketing needs and additional resources necessary to address marketing strategiesHow to assess consumer trends\, target markets\, and potential competitionLeave with a marketing plan you developBecome familiar with resources of direct marketing Learn how to determine key strategic initiatives necessary to grow and sustain the agricultural operation you manageAssess the value or uniqueness of your product or serviceAttain skills to determine return on investment to prioritize initiativesHow to write a business plan Review timeline for strategic initiative implementationHow to tie your marketing and business plan to your holistic goal and holistic financial to make effective strategic decisions\nLeave with the skills to create a business plan outline you develop that will help you develop your own business and/or obtain funding for that business\n  \n \nAPPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP \n\nWhole Farm/Ranch Grazing Planning (optional self-instruction)\n \nCourse Time: 12-16 hours including assignments \nPlease email kathyh@holisticmanagement.org if you are interested in this self-study subjecty. \nWhole Farm/Ranch Grazing Planning provides key grazing planning principles and practices to help you facilitate conversations about grazing planning and implementation. This simple approach to grazing planning will help you hone in on critical grazing considerations\, determine forage inventory\, animal needs\, and grazing and recovery periods before putting all these calculations into a written grazing plan. \n\ntable#t161 {\n border-collapse: collapse;\n border-width: 0px;\n border-style: outset;\n line-height: 2.0em;\n text-align: left;\n vertical-align: top;width: 100%;border-top: 1px solid #CCCCCC;box-shadow: 0 0px 5px rgba(0\, 0\, 0\, 0.4);\n \n}\ntable#t161 thead tr {\n\n}\ntable#t161 thead tr th.t161 {\ncolor: #6D8524;\nbackground: #FFFFFF;\nbackground: -moz-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\, #EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -webkit-gradient(linear\, left top\, left bottom\, color-stop(0%\,#FFFFFF)\, color-stop(100%\,#EEEEEE)); \nbackground: -webkit-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -o-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -ms-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: linear-gradient(to bottom\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nfilter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr="#FFFFFF"\, endColorstr="#EEEEEE"\,GradientType=0 );\nfont-size: 1.2em;\nletter-spacing: 0;\nline-height: 2.0;\npadding: 4px;\ntext-transform: none;\ntext-align: left;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;\n}\n\ntable#t161 thead tr th#t161.start {\n\n}\ntable#t161 thead tr th#t161.end {\n\n}\ntable#t161 tbody tr {\n background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FFFFFF;\n}\ntable#t161 tbody tr.table-alternate {\n background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FCFCFC;\n}\ntable#t161 tbody tr td {\n color: #574319;\n padding: 5px;\n border-width: 0px;\n line-height: 1.2;\n font-size: 1.0em;\n border-top: medium none;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;\n text-align: left;\n vertical-align: top;\n}\ntable#t161 tbody tr td#n1 {\n width: 50%;\n }table#t161 tbody tr td#n2 {\n width: 50%;\n }\ntable#t161 tbody tr:hover td {\n}\ntable#t161 tfoot tr {\n}\n\ntable#t161 tfoot tr td {\ncolor: #000000;\nbackground: #FFFFFF;\nbackground: -moz-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\, #EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -webkit-gradient(linear\, left top\, left bottom\, color-stop(0%\,#FFFFFF)\, color-stop(100%\,#EEEEEE)); \nbackground: -webkit-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -o-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: -ms-linear-gradient(top\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nbackground: linear-gradient(to bottom\, #FFFFFF 0%\,#EEEEEE 100%);\nfilter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr="#FFFFFF"\, endColorstr="#EEEEEE"\,GradientType=0 );\npadding: 4px;\nborder-width: 0px;\nfont-size: 1.0em;\nborder-top: medium none;\ntext-align: left;\n}\n\n \n OUTCOMESTOPICS\n Get their livestock to the right place at the right time and for the right reasonsDefine key management considerations Determine appropriate stocking rateIdentify and map grazing areas Plan grazing to increase profits from meat\, milk\, or fiberKey regenerative grazing principlesUtilize the “tools” of grazing and animal impact to create the future landscape in a whole farm goalDetermine the number of animals that can be carried and herd makeup Effectively plan and utilize stock density\, and herd effectDefine plant recovery periods and grazing periodsMaximize production (and profitability) from both land and animals Develop a written plan to maximize productivity and profitability Maximize forage production in the growing season and ration it out in the non-growing season without animal performance dropsAddress issues around implementing and monitoring a grazing planPlan for and survive a drought with minimal financial lossesIdentify feed needs for grazing and non-grazing periods Integrate all other activities on the property with the grazing plan to avoid stress\, surprises\, and to lower costsBuild a grazing plan that works with natureIntegrate grazing plan\, financial plan and the gradual development of long-term physical infrastructure land plan to avoid high capital costs \nBasics of using animal behavior with grazing\n \nAPPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP \n\nRegistration\nCost is $1000 per student. Full and partial scholarships are available. \nPayment Plan \nCan’t afford to pay in full? No problem! HMI offers convenient payment plans to help you get the training you want to create a more profitable and sustainable business. \nThe Payment Plan is optional. You can pay the total amount of $1000 when registering or 4 installments totaling $1075. The payment plan schedule is as follows: \n\n$325 due upon registration\n$250 due May 15\, 2018\n$250 due June 15\, 2018\n$250 due July 15\, 2018\n\nMoney Back Guarantee \nHMI 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. \n \nAPPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP \n\nWhat Former Participants Have to Say:\nKase Wheatley \n“The NAP Intro to Holistic Management has been a wonderful addition to the farm work I’ve done this season. This course has taught me much of the foundational theory and framework that often goes unspoken about on farms and connected it in a meaningful way to the labor I’ve been doing. Understanding the why\, not just the how\, feels crucial to actually pursuing agriculture as a livelihood.” \n  \n  \nJyles Airey-Filipello \n“The Introduction to Holistic Management Course was an incredible opportunity to articulate the dreams that live with in me and give them a frame work to form them in goals that can be achieved. The language of planning begins to be crafted and your eyes open to seeing the world with questions that enable you to cultivate healthy decision making that is connected to your highest goals of caring for the earth\, your community\, and your family.  I feel so fortunate to be able to take this course and know that these are seeds that will grow with me into the landscape of my life\, thank you so much.” \n  \nHayley Strohm\n“The NAP HMI course has given me a framework that I can apply to any of my future endeavors; to help make decisions\, plan for financial stability\, and work towards accomplishing my holistic goals.” \n  \n \n\nThank you to our partner in this program.\n URL:https://holisticmanagement.org/event/hmi-event-new-agrarian-program/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20180416 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20180416 DTSTAMP:20180422T023613 CREATED:20180323T155155Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180323T155155Z UID:29047-1523836800-1523923199@holisticmanagement.org SUMMARY:Livestock & Wildlife with Ian Mitchell-Innes DESCRIPTION:Monday\, April 16th\, 2018\n9:00 am – 5:00 pm at St Mary’s Pin Oak Hall\n732 FM 2104\, Smithville\, TX 78957\n$200 registration\, includes lunch \nIan Mitchell-Innes is a native South African and spent decades managing his ranch and cattle operation\, which has since been passed down to his son. His experience not only highlights his success as a rancher and business man\, but also his own self-admitted failures along the way. These failures led him to adopting a Holistic Management style operation\, where the animals are managed alongside the soil and plants in a more symbiotic relationship. For more information on Ian Mitchell-Innes\, you can visit his webpage at http://www.ianmitchell-innes.com/. \nMain topics of workshop include the relationship between: \n\nGrazing\nSoil Carbon\nWildlife\nLandscape\nBiodiversity\n\nEmail Mary Pearl Meuth at mpmeuth@gmail.com\nDeadline – April 10th\nHosted By Clinton Meuth & Joshua Meuth (979) 540 8684 – (979) 540-8693 \n URL:https://holisticmanagement.org/event/livestock-wildlife-with-ian-mitchell-innes/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20180501 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20180501 DTSTAMP:20180422T023613 CREATED:20160720T194859Z LAST-MODIFIED:20160720T194859Z UID:21800-1525132800-1525219199@holisticmanagement.org SUMMARY:Comprehensive Distance Learning from HMI DESCRIPTION:Instructors: Holistic Management Certified Educators \nOur Comprehensive Distance Learning series is part of our Professional Development program and is designed primarily for land stewards\, professional educators\, and consultants. It’s also appropriate for producers interested in getting a more in-depth understanding of how to practice Holistic Management and it’s an ideal foundation for becoming a Holistic Management Certified Educator.Participants receive 16 hours of personalized one-on-one guidance per course. We offer five courses.\nMore Information and Registration \n URL:https://holisticmanagement.org/event/comprehensive-distance-learning-from-hmi-43/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20180502 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20180502 DTSTAMP:20180422T023613 CREATED:20160720T194859Z LAST-MODIFIED:20160720T194859Z UID:21801-1525219200-1525305599@holisticmanagement.org SUMMARY:Comprehensive Distance Learning from HMI DESCRIPTION:Instructors: Holistic Management Certified Educators \nOur Comprehensive Distance Learning series is part of our Professional Development program and is designed primarily for land stewards\, professional educators\, and consultants. It’s also appropriate for producers interested in getting a more in-depth understanding of how to practice Holistic Management and it’s an ideal foundation for becoming a Holistic Management Certified Educator.Participants receive 16 hours of personalized one-on-one guidance per course. We offer five courses.\nMore Information and Registration \n URL:https://holisticmanagement.org/event/comprehensive-distance-learning-from-hmi-44/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR