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Grazing for Change Speaker: Robert Rutherford, Professor Emeritus, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and accredited Holistic Management instructor

Rob Rutherford, holistic management, Cal Poly San Luis ObispoRobert Rutherford is a Holistic Management Certified Educator and a graduate of UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science and Standard Secondary Teaching Credential for Ag Education and a Master of Science in Agriculture at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Rob retired after serving for 39 years as a Professor of Animal Science at Cal Poly. Within that position, as well as teaching and advising students, he was charged with managing the sheep operations on campus, which entails grazing management in order to enhance resource function and productivity. During his tenure there, he was actively involved in both state and national sheep organizations, serving as state president and also chairing the national targeted grazing committee. Following retirement, he has started a business entitled Whole Options LLC in order to continue to help land managers make better decisions toward a sustainable future.