Soil Health Academy Presents
Adaptive Grazing for Beginners

Location:

Ray Archuleta 

2351 Severs Road

Seymour, MO  65746

October 15-17, 2019

Who Should Attend? 

Anyone that wants to take their farm/ranch to the next level. This course will examine all aspects of regenerative farming and ranching, soil health, plant health, and animal health. Hands-on experience will be heavily emphasized. 

This is a power-packed three days for beginning graziers.  Taught by highly experienced and expert graziers.

Participants will work in teams to solve real-world grazing problems and sharpen their skills.

 

What You Will Learn:

Principles of Soil Health & Adaptive Stewardship

Restoring Vibrant Ecosystems Through Adaptive Grazing

Making Grazing Highly Profitable & Desirable

Successful Marketing: Strategies for Enhanced Net Margins

Economics and Finances of Grazing


Topics Addressed:


Planning for drought

When and how to begin grazing in the spring

Setting up the 'grazing wedget'& developing a forage chain

Stockpiling forages

Determining paddock size

Plant Brix: How to measure and how to use

Grazing alternative forages - corn stalk residue, cover crops

Using financial decision calculators and developing cash flow projections

Water systems - wells, surface water, pipelines, pumps, etc.

Fence systems - permanent and portable/temporary.  How an energized fence works.  Energized fence troubleshooting.

When do I graze a paddock?  How much rest?  How does grass develop?

Paddock construction and layout

Minimum paddock number 

"Before & After" grazing observation and evaluation

Soil health evaluation - infiltration, earthworm counts, sniff test, soil aggregate observation

'Shovel' test

Grazing riparian areas for ecological stability

Woodland grazing/silvopasture

Effectively and efficiently incorporate shade

What role do supplement/minerals play in a grazing program

Considerations for grass tetany, bloat, nitrates, poisonous plants

Soil I soil test?  What tests(s) should I use? Should I fertilize?

Should I plant perennial forages?  What should I plant?  Can I afford to plant cropland to forages?  Can I convert cropland to pasture?

Managing pastures after a long history of continuous overgrazing

Economics of managed pastures vs. cropland or unmanaged pastures

What are 'weeds' and how do I manage them?

Leader/follower grazing

'Flerd' grazing (mixed species herds)

Techniques for increasing animal impact within a paddock

Marketing & sales skills

Stacked enterprises:  planning, coordinating, implementing


Agenda Coming Soon

Registration includes all classes, digital course materials, and lunch each day!

Full Time College Students $875

Tuition of $1,275 

(With a paid registration at $1275, one immediate family member can register for $875)


Hotels

Americas Best Value Inn Seymour MO

1000 East Clinton Avenue, Seymour, MO 65746

(417) 935-9888  

7.5 miles-13 minutes from Farm

Website: Americas Best Value Inn


Mansfield Woods 

Cabins located in Mansfield Mo 

2991 Highway "A", Mansfield, MO

(417) 924-1345

9.8 miles away-19 minutes from Farm

Website: Mansfield Woods


Hilton Inn 

4155 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 
(417) 875-8800
38 miles away from Farm

Website: Hilton Inn

The Dickey House Bed & Breakfast

331 South Clay Street Marshfield, MO 65706 

(417) 468-3000

Website: The Dickey House