The Mancos Conservation District is offering a series of grazing land management workshop sessions in 2017.
During this six-day course, ideal for large and small acreages and new and seasoned producers, participants will learn about the holistic decision-making process. This course is designed to regenerate land for better soil health, biodiversity, productivity and profitability using grazing animals.
The cost for six sessions is $300. Full and partial scholarships are available to people who apply by Jan. 14. The cost for a second person in the family or business is $150.
The classes will be held at the Mancos Public Library, 211 E. First St. The sessions on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 will cover whole farm and ranch planning basics. The Feb. 18 and 25 sessions will cover holistic grazing, planning and management. The March 4 session will cover holistic land planning and management, and the session on May 20 will be a biological monitoring field day, with a location to be announced.
Instructor Cindy Dvergsten is a holistic management certified educator with more than 25 years of experience working with family farms. She uses practical know-how gained from her own farming background and that of her clients to help people achieve the best possible outcomes.
For more information, call Dvergsten at (970) 882-4222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online, visit https://holisticmanagement.org/wfrlmco2017.
The course is offered by Holistic Management International and Whole New Concepts in cooperation with High Desert Conservation District, Mancos Conservation District, Four Corners Farming and Ranching Coalition, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and National Young Farmers Coalition.