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How to Successfully Adopt and Implement Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing and Regenerative Brush Management Using Holistic Management Planning Workshop
October 14, 2022 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm UTC+6
The workshop will be hosted in Decatur, Texas.
Grassroots Carbon is excited to invite you to Dixon Water Foundation’s Leo Ranch for a one-day workshop in the field. Instructed by six highly knowledgeable regenerative practice leaders, this hands-on workshop will demonstrate the knowledge and tools you need to successfully plan and adopt adaptive grazing management practices that improve soil health, pasture productivity, animal performance, and profitability.
- Learn the components of Holistic Management that enable you to clarify goals, work with nature, simplify operations and improve profitability.
- Understand how to utilize animal density, plant recovery time and plant utilization by learning how to set up and use flexible and fixed electric fencing and adaptive multi-paddock grazing
- Gain knowledge in planning long-term brush management using a variety of methods including planned grazing, mowing, spot spraying and more to keep forage supplies high and brush in check.
- Learn how to plan trials and experiments at low cost and with low risk to enable investments that yield high returns.
- Acquire useful skills for reading the health of your soil and forage using visual soil assessments and a Brix refractometer
Speakers and Presentations:
- Neil Thorsteinson – Sales Manager, Range Ward and Ross McGarva
- Ever wondered how you can make setting up portable electric fencing a snap? A few tips from a pro can save you a lot of time! Neil will discuss how flexible vs. fixed fencing can give your operation more adaptability. Whether you need economical fencing for leased land or you want to incorporate high stocking densities to improve soil health, having everything you need right at your fingertips allows for quick fence set ups. Neil will demonstrate one of the Range Ward portable electric fence units and will discuss what to look for when investing in portable electric fencing that fits your budget and needs.
- Casey Wade – DWF Vice President, Ranching Operations
- Casey will demonstrate how they manage brush by constructing temporary electric fencing to apply high stocking densities with cattle in brushy areas followed by sheep and goats. He will explain how he plans long-term brush management using a variety of methods including planned grazing, mowing, spot spraying and more to keep forage supplies high and brush in check.
- Kara Kroeger – GRC Regen Practice Consultant
- Kara Kroeger demystifies how to visually assess soil health by walking you through how to easily and cheaply identify soil porosity, compaction, aggregation, infiltration, water holding capacity, and nutrient cycling. She will also explain how to improve your skills as a chlorophyll manager by understanding the ins and outs of using a Brix refractometer to improve your pasture management. give tips along the way of how to address what you see such as improving microbiological diversity and increasing electrical conductivity to the plants.
- Wayne Knight, Executive Director, Holistic Management International and Deborah Clark, Birdwell and Clark Ranch and HMI Certified Educator
- Wayne and Deborah will talk through the components of Holistic Management that enable managers to clarify goals, work with nature and simplify operations and improve profitability. They will also discuss methods to understand and learn the use of animal density, plant recovery time and plant utilization in your operation by using trails and experiments. Learning these interactions at low cost, with low risk enables investment that yield high returns. Hear how to set up practical steps to learn and implement at low cost. Observation is key to holistic planned grazing success. Additionally, they will discuss monitoring for animal performance, ecosystem health and drought risk reduction with observation and management.