HMI is excited to announce our new Director of Strategic Initiatives, Wayne Knight. Wayne is an internationally-recognized rancher from South Africa as well as a Holistic Management Certified Educator and consultant since 2006. He also served on HMI’s Board of Directors from 2013-2019.
In 2013 Wayne was a runner up for the Peter Edwards Award (Grassland Farmer of the Year) presented by the Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA) to the best conservation farmer/land user in recognition of the sound application and practice of the principles of range and forage science and conservation. His management practices from 1997 resulted in a 300% increase in carrying capacity during his 23-year tenure as the land manager on the 9,600-acre Knight Ranch.
Wayne will be headquartered near the Dixon Water Foundation Ranch in Decatur, Texas and will be adding capacity to HMI’s staff with his expertise and hands-on experience with ranching as well as his international experience in training and consulting. Wayne will be focused on expanding HMI’s key strategic initiatives and developing new ones.