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Holistic Grazing Planning Online Course

January 29, 2019


In this course you will learn the key grazing planning principles and practices for improving land health and productivity. You will learn the steps to this simple approach to grazing planning so that you can better analyze and address critical grazing considerations, as well as determine forage inventory, animal needs, and grazing and recovery periods. Once you have clarity about these parameters you will learn how to develop and communicate to others a written grazing plan.

Dates: every Tuesday, Jan 29 – March 5, 2019
Time: 1pm-2pm MST (also recorded for later viewing)
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 22, 2019
Registration Deadline: Jan 29, 2019
InstructorHolistic Management Certified Educator, Ralph Tate


  • How to address key management considerations
  • Identification & mapping of grazing areas for effective management of forage
  • Regenerative grazing principles
  • How to determine animal carrying capacity and  herd makeup
  • Plant recovery periods and grazing periods
  • Approaches to written grazing planning to maximize productivity and profitability
  • Implementing and monitoring a grazing plan for success
  • Feed needs for grazing and non-grazing periods
  • Developing grazing plans that works with Nature
  • Basics of using animal behavior to improve grazing management
  • You’ll develop a grazing plan which will consist of a grazing map and grazing chart that identifies key management issues, estimated forage production, actual forage utilization, and livestock moves to maximize forage production and animal performance.
  • Explore issues around grazing and recovery periods
  • Discuss options for grazing implementation and how they influence infrastructure development and animal performance


Ongoing Learning and Support

All course curriculum is downloadable so you can save it for future use. And when you take a Holistic Management course, your learning and support doesn’t end when the class is over. At the end of your training, you will be notified by email of an opportunity to continue to learn and get support and feedback on plans for two months after your training. In addition to all the resources available to you during the class, you will have access to:

  • 2 additional months of support and learning
  • Monthly live webinars to assist you and other trainees (recorded for you to watch if you can’t make the webinar)
  • The opportunity to get additional feedback on your plans
  • More opportunity to engage with and learn from the international network of Holistic Management practitioners.

Fee, Financial Assistance and Payment Plan

Classes require a minimum of 10 and are restricted to a maximum of 35 participants.

Payment Plan

Can’t afford to pay in full? No problem! HMI offers convenient payment plans to help you get the training you want to create a more profitable and sustainable business.

The Payment Plan is optional. You can pay the total amount of $350 when registering or 2 installments totaling $375. The payment plan schedule is as follows:

  • $200 due upon registration
  • $175 due February 14, 2019

Money Back Guarantee

HMI stands behind our training programs. If you participate fully in this training program by attending all sessions and completing all assignments satisfactorily, and if you are not completely satisfied within 10 days of program completion, we will refund your registration fees.

Your information is secure and will never be sold or shared.


This course is seven weeks long and you should plan on about 2 – 4 hours each week to participate in the webinars and complete the assignments. While the webinars are scheduled at a particular time, you will be able to complete the assignments at any time during the week. Don’t worry if you miss a webinar, we’ll be recording them and you can view it before the next scheduled webinar. Assignments may include watching videos, reading and written exercises.

With real-time audio, video and whiteboard capabilities our learning environment allows you to stay connected for a more engaging learning experience. You are encouraged to contribute to class discussions (either on the webinar or online forum). You can build relationships with other students from across the country and maybe even the world.

You’ll also receive a FREE one-year introductory electronic subscription to IN PRACTICE and a certificate upon completion of the course.

Technology /Language Requirements

  • Computer (PC or Mac are fine)
  • Reliable high-speed internet access
  • Internet browser (Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari)
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Telephone (cell or land line) OR Microphone
  • E-mail address
  • All classes are taught in English



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