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Jefferson Center One-day Workshop: Greenville, California

Sign up for the first one-day workshop offered by the Jefferson Center. Spencer Smith, a Savory Institute accredited educator, will lead the hands-on holistic management workshop. Spend time in a classroom setting reviewing the principles and concepts of holistic management, then spend the afternoon in the field examining ecosystem processes and how to read immediate

Indian Valley Academy scholarship winners 2014, holistic management, grazing for change, western regional grazing conference

Indian Valley Academy Ag Leadership Students Win Buel Mouser Memorial Scholarship

Five students from Indian Valley Academy’s  Future Farmers of America (FFA) Ag Leadership class will attend the Western Regional Grazing Conference: Grazing for Change at Chico State in February on a scholarship. The FFA students applied to the scholarship program, facilitated by the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management, and completed a formal interview process in

Planning for profit and biological monitoring at Guidici Ranch

Holistic financial planning, we figured, costs about $20,000 in labor to complete (assuming farmers and ranchers are valuing their time and paying themselves a salary, which doesn’t happen enough) and about 11 days total out of the year to complete. It is well worth the investment. It could save the ranch. It could mean peace of

Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen’s Association: our first holistic management presentation

Abbey and Spencer’s holistic management presentation at the Plumas Sierra Cattlemen’s Association meeting Spencer explains grazing timing and animal impact Spencer entertains, as usual  Thank you to the Plumas Sierra Cattlemen’s Association, especially Carolyn and Rick Roberti, for allowing us the opportunity to present our project at their Spring meeting. My parents, brother and daughter