Holistic Management Certified Educator and practitioner, Ralph Tate is in the news. Ralph recently partnered with the Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Land Stewardship Alliance to give a well received course in Holistic Grazing Planning. Here’s an excerpt from the article…
There are a lot of complexities around grazing; some are controllable, like not allowing overgrazing, and others, like weather events, are not. Holistic Management aims to reduce the complexity with a step-by-step approach to grazing planning with the understanding that in working with a biological system, things may not work out exactly as expected.
“No plan survives contact with reality,” Tate said.
The nitty gritty of holistic grazing management revolves around a grazing chart that Holistic Management International offers in paper or software form at holisticmanagement.org. Tate developed the software on his own and HMI offered to sell it to practitioners. The chart includes seven month portions, each divided into 31 day sections.
Be sure to read the entire article written by Lisa Young in AgriNews.
HMI and our Holistic Management Certified Educators offer numerous classes for producers interested in decision making that enables them to meet their goals in a sustainable manner. Check out our event calendar to see what’s going on.