Spencer Smith is an accredited Savory Field Professional and Ecological Outcomes Verification Master Verifier with the Savory Institute and Jefferson Center for Holistic Management. He owns and operates Springs Ranch a 1800 acre certified organic ranch in Fort Bidwell, California that is under continuous Holistic Management, and produces 100 percent grassfed beef. He travels throughout Northern California and Nevada mostly, but also nationally and internationally conducting Holistic Management workshops, courses, events, consultations, land assessments and ecological monitoring.
With a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from CSU,Chico and experience managing cow-calf and yearling herds in Northern California and Nevada, Spencer has years of ranch management experience.
He was a founding member of the Land to Market program of the Savory Institute. He continues to be a leader in the activation of regenerative supply chains in the region and beyond, because an economic model that values and uplifts the farmer is so critical to the Savory Global movement, and the mission of the Jefferson Center--to empower communities through ecological regeneration.
Formerly, he managed the cattle on the DS Ranch in Sierra Valley, Calif. as well as about 600,000 acres of grazing allotment north of Reno, Nevada. His joy in life is being the dad of Miss Maezy Smith and Mr. Samuel Smith, and spending time hunting, hiking and walking the fields of the ranch looking for dung beetles, while quizzing his children on species of grasses and forbs.