Congratulations to Holistic Management practitioners Scott and Jean Johnson of the Flying Diamond Ranch in Colorado. They have been awarded the 2015 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award. Here’s an excerpt from an article published in the High Plains/ Midwest AG Journal…
Located near Kit Carson, Flying Diamond Ranch is a fifth generation, 25,000-acre cattle ranch. For over 100 years, the Johnsons’ management philosophy has reflected a personal conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land. Guided by their principles of holistic management, they implemented a rotational grazing system that is supported by pipelines and fencing, which allows them to control the environmental impact of their herd.
To lower production costs, the Johnsons pushed their calving season to May when natural forage supplies can better meet the nutritional needs of their herd.
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