Completed Project Report


Whole Ranch Planning and Grass-fed Applications - Arizona

  • Award Amount: $44,750
  • Regional Center: Western Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2014 Education Projects

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Project Overview

The Whole Ranch Planning Series was a learning program that integrated Holistic Management principles with grass-fed marketing and production options.  

Lead instructor, Kirk Gadzia, internationally recognized holistic management consultant and educator, guided participants through a process of planning and assessment, providing them with a solid evaluation and decision-making framework for making informed decisions and implementing specific actions to minimize risk and enhance economic viability.

Four sessions (8 days) took place over 11 months, involving "field days" at three different ranches in Arizona and tours of local processing facilities. Topics included holistic planning principles, grazing and drought planning, direct/wholesale grass-fed marketing and production options, financial and general business planning, land restoration and developing additional farm/ranch-derived income.  The final session was a one-day introductory workshop for Navajo Ranchers, held in Church Rock, NM.

Individual follow-up, mentorship, in-class exercises and facilitated group discussions provided focus and support to achieve the targeted results.

Number of Participants: 41

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