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Introduction to Holistic Management®; Planning and Decision-making for Whole Farm Success, 3rd-5th November 2015, UK

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Posted by Natasha Giddings over 8 years ago

Holistic Management Course in the UK taught by Owen Hablutzel (Savory Institute Accredited Professional Educator and Holistic Management International Certified Educator).

3rd-5th November 2015, Somerset, UK.

This is a Savory Institute (SI) accredited programme with a Savory Institute Accredited Professional. It covers the following units of the SI syllabus:
Unit 1 - The Foundations of Holistic Management,
Unit 2 - Nurturing Our Planet,
Unit 3 - The Decision Making Framework.

Farmers and Ranchers who have learned Holistic Management as a planning framework experience a wide variety of positive results:
· 80% report increased profits,
· 91% report improved quality of life, and
· 100% increase in management for bio-diversity

Hay Farm Flerd

PLAN TO LEARN and DISCOVER in this workshop:
§ How to use the power of the Holistic Management approach to create and enact an optimal customized vision for your operation
§ How to reliably make more effective decisions that will move you towards your goals more rapidly
§ Understanding ecosystem processes and how you can leverage their free benefits
§ Why managing wholes is the future of agriculture
§ Seeing the big picture of the entire Holistic Management framework
§ Principles of effective and regenerative management

§ How to get your livestock to the right place at the right time for the right reasons, with the right behavior§Maximizing your stocking rate
§ Planning your grazing to increase your profits from meat, milk, or fiber
§ How to utilize the tools of grazing and animal impact to create the healthy future landscape you want
§ Why stock density, and herd effect are the grazier's most powerful land management tool for results
§ Maximize production (and profitability) from both land and animals

§ Grazing planning for both the growing season and the non-growing season
§ Keeping animal performance high through planned grazing
§ Integrate all activities with your grazing plan to avoid stress, surprises and to save money
§ Matching your forage and livestock resources
§ Evaluating pasture and range condition through Biological Monitoring
§ Getting the most out of your pastures
§ How to evaluate forage supply and quality
§ Understanding plant physiology, recovery, and interactions with animals

Rebecca Hosking at Village Farm

Day 1
• Holistic Management Framework and Origins Overview
• Holistic Management Key Insights
o    Holism
o    Understanding the importance and use of the Brittleness-Scale
o    Predator-Prey Relations and Behaviour
o    Importance of Time and Timing
• Contrasting Decision-Making Paradigms
• Understanding Wholes
• Describing the Whole Under Management —Decision-makers, Resources Base, and Money
• Creating Your Holistic Context
• Pasture walk and discussion
• Holistic Decision-Making and Decision Tests – Core Components
• Developing a Management Feedback Loop

Day 2
• Reviewing Day 1 – focused conversation
• When are we Managing Holistically?
• Ecological Management Concepts
o    Understanding Your Environment – Ecosystem Processes and Reading the Land
o    Tools available for Management and their Effects
• Ecosystem Processes and Soil Cover interactions
• Connecting Ecosystem Processes
• Ecological Monitoring and observing ecosystem process indicators in the field
• Monitoring records and protocols (photo points, etc.)
• Exploring all of the Tools available for managing land and resources
• Understanding how different Tools interact with ecosystem processes and level of brittleness/non-brittleness
• Insights for using the tools of Grazing and Animal Impact

Day 3
• Integrating Day 2 – Questions and Dialogue
• Decision-Testing Guidelines
• Using the decision-testing with real-world examples
• Working within your Holistic Context
• Overview of Holistic Planned Grazing
• Reasons for Planning Your Grazing
• Determining Stocking Rates
• How to decide and manage Stock Density
• Assessing Forage Availability and Plant Recovery in the field
• Overview of Holistic Financial Planning
• Overview of Holistic Land Planning
• Summary, Next Steps on your Holistic Management Journey, and Evaluations

More details and booking at: http://www.regenag.co.uk/index.php/course-calendar/3-day-introduction-to-holistic-management

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