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Profit is Essential for People on the Land: An Ian Mitchell-Innes Workshop
December 4, 2019
“The closer we work with Nature, the better chance we have of succeeding.”
Ian Mitchell-Innes likes to tailor his workshops around questions from his audience, and no two talks are ever the same. But the essence of this workshop is how to make your particular environment profitable in a way that is also sustainable, cost-effective and healthy, looking directly at how to harness the power of nature to make that happen.
Ian Mitchell-Innes is a South African grazer, who has connections with New Zealand farmers. He is able to understand and connect with them because he is a rancher himself who has found a better way to graze. He will not give you a recipe for grazing, but will help you understand how to watch your pastures, soils and livestock tell you what they need.
He has practiced everything he teaches and has experience with both wet and dry grazing situations. He has taught ‘taller grass grazing’ all over the world and is a thoroughly knowledgeable and approachable farmer teacher.
In the words of one of Ian’s client’s, following his advice :
“In the spring and early summer of 2018, I was experiencing drought conditions. My neighbors, practicing conventional agricultural set stocking, began to de-stock due to the drought. Practicing mob grazing and giving the pastures time to recover, I was able to double the size of my herd at bargain prices by buying all of the cattle my neighbors were selling due to drought. Ian helped provide insight to implement mob grazing in everything from paddock layout, timing of moves, to actual animal handling and efficient herd movement. Additionally, Ian taught me how to measure my forage availability. This was critical in evaluating the level of risk in stocking up while in a drought. While conventional thinking set my neighbors up for failure in the event of drought, I was poised for opportunity and was able to seize it when presented.
All of my tremendous growth has been accomplished with no fertilizer, no pesticides, no chemicals and no seed.”
(Vannie Collins, Texas)
An invaluable workshop for all pastoral farmers.
For more information on Ian’s workshops, here are his video presentations:
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ODPG Members: $190.00
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2020 ODPG Membership (value $100) plus discounted Workshop (value $190): $290.00
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