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Holistic Planned Grazing: Cattle at Croome ParkPlease note that this is an example from last year for reference; we intend to run two similar events later in 2017; please register your interest if appropriate

Grazing for Long-term Resilience and Sustainable Profit

with Philip BubbRob Havard, Matt Clegg, and Russ Carrington

Sponsored by Holistic Management International (HMI)Holistic management international

Croome Court, Croome D'Abitot, Nr High Green, Worcester, WR8 9DW

Wednesday 29th June, 2016

This is a unique opportunity to dip your toes into the world of Holistic Management and Planned Grazing, and explore it's potential to enhance your farming/land management practice.  We are incredibly fortunate to have a selection of high calibre presenters from varying backgrounds, who will discuss and demonstrate the benefits of a Holistic approach to farming and land management and how it can return benefits at a farm as well as catchment scale - and within management structures too.  We are also expecting a broad spectrum of experienced attendees, so this will be an integrated learning experience and we trust that as with our other events, the networking potential will be as invaluable as the learning.

This day is also part of HMI’s Open Gate Learning Series, and as such sponsored by them for which we are very grateful. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers.

Whether you are an agricultural producer, a consumer interested in nutrient-dense food, farmer, beekeeper, local agency representative, or just interested in farming, land stewardship, and land, animal, or human health, this day is for you.


Provisional Schedule:

9:00 Arrival
9:30 Welcome – Natasha
9:40 Introduction to self and background to HM @ Croome – Rob
10:00 Tour – Rob
11:15 Exercise: Winter Stocking Rate Exercise – Rob
11:45 Exercise: Compare and Contrast suckler calf operation conventional vs HPG – Rob
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Benefits for organisations of working with HM practitioners – Katherine Alker (Garden and Park Manager, Croome Park)
1:30 Introduction to the PFLA (Pasture-Fed Livestock Association), and benefits of/for raising premium meats, and how to get involved – Russ
1:45 Holistic Goal Formation (including testing a few questions based on Rob Havard's case study) – Philip
2:45 Potential Benefits of a Holistic approach for farm and catchment water management – Matt
3:15 Exercise: Holistic Land Planning for Sustainable Water Management - Matt
3:45 Final Questions, Evaluation Forms and Closing
4:00 Session Ends

Please bring: appropriate clothing for the weather (remember that we will be outside for a significant amount of time - a hat is no doubt a good idea); clean boots (think biohazards); notebook and pens; flask with appropriate drink! 

Fees (Booking Essential):

Farmers and Full-time students: £25
Other interested individuals: £45
Representatives of organisations: £65
Fee includes a light lunch and soft-drinks.  Due to the nature of the day, if you would like tea/coffee please bring your own in a flask - although there will also be some opportunities to purchase refreshments at the venue.
Booking: email Natasha or call 07866 674 205

Speakers from the following organisations (views their own!):

National trust Black & Veatch Pasture for Life