Quivira Coalition Regenerate Field Days: LAZY M RANCH: CONNECTING HEALTHY RANGE TO HEALTHY LIVESTOCK WITH HOLISTIC GRAZING
September 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT
LAZY M RANCH: CONNECTING HEALTHY RANGE TO HEALTHY LIVESTOCK WITH HOLISTIC GRAZING
ANGEL FIRE, NM | FRIDAY, SEPT 24TH
TIME 9AM-4PM MT | CAPACITY: 75
ABOUT THE FIELD DAY
This field tour will be geared towards Holistic Grazing planning, goals, and practices connecting healthy range to healthy livestock. We will have HMI educators share more about goal setting, financial planning, and small acreage grazing as well and learn more about the Ranching to Schools Program in Taos, connecting the school lunch system to grass fed beef producers in the area.
ABOUT THE RANCH
In 2013 Shawn Howard was ready for a change. He had worked in the construction industry for 17 years, but when the construction company he had been working for left town, he needed a project—and this was the beginning of his 230–acre ranch in nearby Angel Fire, New Mexico. His ultimate goal was to watch things grow back after the ground had been hammered by cattle, elk, prairie dogs, and land that had been partially developed for a failed sub-division. During the first six years of this regenerative agriculture experiment, Shawn was able to see some great forage production improvement that makes him continue to explore how he can improve ecosystem function on the Lazy M Ranch. In 2016, Shawn reached out to HMI for some help in developing a grazing strategy for the 2016 growing season with a long-term focus on:
- Regenerating bare ground and the perennial creek
- Bringing back the native grasses
- Increasing the productivity of the land
Shawn is committed to experimenting with regenerative techniques and learning what works and what doesn’t in his arid environment.
Questions about our Lazy M Ranch Field Day? Contact Steph Marie Von Ancken, firstname.lastname@example.org
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