Our friends from Flavor Magazine just published this amazing article featuring graduates of HMI’s Future Farms & Ranches: Rappahannock year-long training program. Seven farms participated in the intensive program, where they learned, practiced, and benefited from Holistic Management whole farm/ranch planning. Here’s a brief excerpt.
With more than 50 years of experience as a cattle farmer in Rappahannock County, Va., Dick McNear thought he knew just about all there was to know about raising a steer for market. But 18 months ago, for the first time, McNear changed how he grazes his hundred head of cattle. He cuts less hay, saves money on fuel and machinery, and makes more profit. He is increasing the size of his herd. And his 400 acres of pasture have never looked better. Read More….
The program, and the results the participants received has been so successful, we are extending the program for another year and opening it up to more farmers in the Upper Piedmont region of Virgina. If you act quickly you can still register for the 2012/2013 program.