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Fire Recovery and Replanning Free Webinar

Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management and the Savory Institute offered California farmers and ranchers a free webinar on fire recovery and replanning. Allan’s work in Africa and other regions of the world provided him with deep experience in replanning grazing and other farm enterprises after fire loss. Spencer Smith, a Savory Field Professional and owner

drought proofing, maximizing production

Designing a drought proof landscape that will produce more and improve profit: Mark Shepard and Spencer Smith collaborate to offer course

Flood in the winter, drought in the summer This is a common enough thing to hear in seasonally dry environments, even farmers and ranchers will complain about too much rain in the winter and then lament about the long dry summers. Around here it’s California’s water scarcity problem that is often the topic of discussion. Few

Useing livestock to improve soil

Bale Grazing: Transform your landscape during winter feeding

Are you feeding in a sacrifice lot? All too often on ranches all over the west, people winter their livestock on feed grounds that end up looking like ground zero after a bombing. The soil is packed hard and when the growing season finally comes, all you can grow is Mustard and thistle. Does that