Online Workshop, $75
September 22- November 10, 2022
with live webinars Sept 22 and Oct 13 | 11:00AM MST (live webinars will also be recorded)
Instructed by HMI Professional Certified Educator Roland Kroos & Educator Christine Martin
Held in conjunction with the 2022 Regenerate Conference (sold separately)
Would you like to be able to successfully develop a monitoring transect, collect data, and be able to analyze and optimize the results of your management practices?
Would you like to mitigate risk by taking a proactive approach to the ecosystem challenges or negative trends on the landscape you are managing?
Do you want data to share with your customers about the great work you are doing on the land?
This course will help you create a viable way to collect data and analyze your land. You will learn to recognize the impact of prior decisions and how to observe and use ecosystem functions to increase land performance.
After this workshop, you will be able to:
- Become systematic in making observations
- Easily analyze observations to improve management, marketing, and profitability
- Monitor ecosystem health
- Integrate biological monitoring with daily farm/ranch activities
This online workshop will cover:
- Key biological monitoring principles and practices about soil fertility and the influences of production practices
- Monitoring techniques for rangelands, pastures, and croplands
- Addressing natural resource issues with a simple approach based on monitoring data, past production practices, and potential new production practices
- Building resilience and increased productivity by managing for biodiversity
- Incorporating simple monitoring techniques into your daily routine
- Simple and effective monitoring techniques for rangeland, pasture, and crops
- Maximizing dollars from sunshine
- Techniques for quantifying ranch or farm performance
Double Your Land’s Water Infiltration with Planned Grazing
Did you know that you can get up to TWO times the water infiltration on land where there has been planned grazing vs. conventional grazing? HMI’s Dr. Ann Adams does a little probing on the subject at her Happy Goat Lucky Farm in New Mexico. This is just some of the sort of content you can expect in this workshop!
How it Works
This online course consists of several modules with resources and assignments. There are 2 live webinars that are recorded for later viewing and the course is self-paced. Each participant has access to the instructor for questions and feedback and until November 10th to complete all assignments.
$75 for the entire course. Register soon, as we have limited space available.
Scholarship Deadline: September 15, 2022
Registration Deadline: September 22, 2022
Financial Assistance Available! (If you are in need of financial assistance please apply for a scholarship below.)
By registering for this event, you hereby consent and agree that HMI has the right to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of you and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known, for HMI outreach and further consent that your name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary.
Roland Kroos, Consultant and HMI Certified Educator
Roland has been providing on-site assistance as well as teaching Holistic Management since 1986. He trained extensively with Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management, in 1985 and is a recognized Certified Educator with Holistic Management International.
In the last 32 years, Roland has helped hundreds of ranches throughout the western United States and Canada become healthier and more productive. He has witnessed the striking potential for positive change that can take place on landscapes and within operations with a little commitment to better planning and managing whole systems.
Roland has a degree in Range and Wildlife Management from the University of Nebraska. Prior to college, Roland spent most of his youth growing up on a farm along the Platte River valley. After graduating college, Roland worked for the NRCS for 8 years in Nebraska and Washington state.
Christine Martin, Rancher and Whole Farm/Ranch Educator
Christine Martin lives in Leon County, TX where she raises clean and nutrient dense lamb, beef, turkey and eggs to help customers heal their bodies. She has been practicing Holistic Management principles and practices since 2016. As a Holistic Management Educator, Christine has coached clients in improving their land, their finances and their quality of life, helping them achieve their economic, environmental, and social goals.
Christine was born in Argentina from a ranching family, raised in Brazil and moved to Michigan to earn a B.S. in Business at Eastern Michigan University and M.S. in Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University. She worked as an international agricultural commodities trader, and later as an oil and gas trader in her corporate career. Due to health issues caused by the food she was eating, she started raising her own food applying Holistic Management principles and practices, which includes regenerative agricultural practices, to improve soil health. The improvement in soil health led to healthier nutrient dense products (produce and meats), which lead to a healthier body. The healthier land led to an increase in production, and Christine developed a direct to consumer business. which allowed her to quit her corporate career and be a full-time rancher and educator.
Thank You to Our Funders
Scholarship funding support comes from the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation and ISA TanTec.
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