The McGhee Foundation is excited to bring to you a 2-Day Workshop designed to educate you on the proven, whole farm/whole system management approach, developed by Holistic Management International, which incorporates financial planning, land and grazing planning, and biological monitoring. This is a process that will increase soil health, which results in more productive pastures and crops, reduces erosion, improves biodiversity and returns land to productivity by working with nature. This event is designed to educate every level of farmer to help them make the most of their farmland and help to preserve it for the long haul. Topics that will be covered in this workshop will include:
• How to manage your farm land holistically
• How to make decisions for the sustainability of operations on your farm
• What tools are needed to improve management effectiveness and the health of the environment
• How to reach the “triple bottom line” of financial, environmental and social benefits
This workshop will be held on Saturday, August 8 – Sunday August 9, 2009, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Farmer’s Delight Plantation in to register, call 540.687.3743
Holistic Management International is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the health of degraded private, public and communal grasslands worldwide. By managing land resources in partnership with nature, we can increase land productivity, optimize water resources, preserve food sources, create sustainable livelihoods, and remove Carbon Dioxide from our atmosphere.
The goal of HMI is to:
• Enable farmers to increase their annual profits.
• Enhance land health and productivity while reducing operating costs.
• Provide a framework for families, owners, managers, and their farm stakeholders to work together toward a common goal and achieve the desired results.
• Enable conservation or public land managers to consistently improve the health of the land while minimizing the cost.For more information, go to www.holisticmanagement.org