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My Bio: Tierra Verde Farms practices MIG, Silva pasturing and composting while specializing in grassfed beef and lamb, pastured pork, chicken, eggs and honey. Get our free newsletter! up now. She is passionate about environmental justice and regenerative farming as a solution to transforming our food system and addressing climate change. She grew up in Corrales, New Mexico, where her family raised chickens and has spent ificant time living in Finland, France, and Nicaragua.
She has participated in numerous international non-profit efforts and has worked closely with the Communitas Foundation, a non-profit providing educational and extracurricular support for at-risk youth in Central America. In she ed the board as co-director and treasurer of the foundation.
She is fluent in Spanish and Finnish, conversational in French, and works as a Spanish interpreter with indigenous artist communities from Central and South America. As Program Manager at Holistic Management International, Marie has spent the last five years developing learning opportunities, both locally and internationally, that aim to educate farmers, ranchers and food advocates in agricultural practices that increase organic matter in the soil, grow nutrient-dense foods, and sequester carbon while empowering them to strengthen their businesses and improve their quality of life.
She loves working creatively in a field that supports a healthy food system for all, regenerates land and water sources, empowers agricultural producers, and teaches responsible animal husbandry. Kathy Frisch is passionate about regenerating our lands, fostering health and well-being for those who manage them, and revitalizing entire communities through the practice of Holistic Management. She has been involved in Holistic Management since the late s when her enthusiasm for nutrient-dense, traditional foods motivated her to begin a small-scale acre homestead farm in North Texas, and then develop infrastructure and enterprises for a acre ranch.
Her personal practice of Holistic Management includes cow and Tierra verde farms dairying, pastured poultry, grass-fed beef and lamb, honeybees, fruit trees, vegetable gardens and native pecans. With 27 years of ranching experience using Holistic Management, Wayne has had an identity crisis. When he ed the 11 acre family ranching business he called himself a cattle rancher. He changed to calling himself a grass farmer. Later still, he called himself a soil-microbe farmer, though he has always marketed beef. He has spoken at numerous conferences in Southern Africa, trained and mentored farmers, hosted open days on his property, and has written about his positive using Holistic Management.
Before ing the team at HMI Wayne served as a board member of the organization for 8 years. Through his enthusiasm for Holistic Management Wayne has traveled widely visiting farmers who practice high-density, long recovery grazing practices in Southern Africa, Australia, and the US. When not involved in Holistic Management you will find him fishing, birding, hiking, or exploring wild spaces and places with his family. An enthusiastic traveler, hunter, and photographer, he loves discovering new places and making new friends.
She also has facilitated classes onsite and distance learningtaught workshops and presented at conferences. She has written countless articles, helped develop agriculture-based software for financial and grazing planning and written a training handbook, At Home with Holistic Management: Creating a Life Tierra verde farms Meaning.
He is also a partner in Joyce Farms, Inc. He has consulted with more than farmers and ranchers in the U. Allen pioneered many of the early adaptive grazing protocols and forage finishing techniques and has spent the last 15 years refining those. He holds a B. He has authored more than scientific and popular press articles, and is an invited speaker at regional, national, and international conferences and symposia.
Allen and his colleagues specialize in whole farm and ranch planning based on the concept of regenerative agriculture. They routinely Tierra verde farms workshops and seminars across North America. Several of his presentations and webinars can be found on the Pasture Project website at www.
He also serves as an officer in the Starkville Civitan Club and is active in his local church. Carter F. Randolph, Ph. At age 13 Tierra verde farms began his agricultural career as a farmhand for Louis and Louise Nippert on the Greenacres Farm. Inhe assisted Louis and Louise Nippert in establishing the Greenacres Foundation and became the first employee. Today, he is a Founder, Trustee and President of Greenacres.
In addition, Greenacres provides customized experiential learning opportunities for area school children and in hosted over 28, visitors. Each program at Greenacres is deed to meet the needs of the classroom teacher and utilizes sustainable agriculture, environment, water quality, equine, cultural arts and culinary arts to de the hands-on experiences. Greenacres is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and serves children from the inner city and suburbs.
Originally from Parkersburg, West Virginia, he and his wife, Carol, have made their home in Colorado since the late s. My second child was born and I attended my first Holistic Management class. Life on our Colorado ranch was never again the same and that was a good thing. Holistic Management also began to change the way I interacted within other diverse business interests and my participation on several non-profit boards. Greg Judy and his wife, Jan, run a grazing operation on acres of leased and owned land in Missouri.
They direct market grass-fed beef, lamb and pork. Greg has given numerous talks and schools all over the United States on the benefits of Holistic High Density Planned Grazing, leasing land, multi-species grazing, custom grazing and wildlife management.
Greg quit his off farm job in and is now a full-time rancher and consultant. Clint Josey was raised in Dallas, Texas. Clint has worked as an independent in oil and gas exploration from to present. Beginning inClint bought ranches in Cooke County, Texas and has always been interested in good land stewardship. He became interested Tierra verde farms Holistic Management in through Allan Savory. Will Harris is a fourth-generation cattleman, who tends the same land that his great-grandfather settled in Will graduated in and returned to Bluffton where he and his father continued to raise cattle using pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics.
They also fed their herd a high-carbohydrate diet of corn and soy. These tools did a fantastic job of taking the cost out of the system, but in the mids Will became disenchanted with the excesses of these industrialized methods. Since Will has successfully implemented these changes, he has been recognized all over the world as a leader in humane animal Tierra verde farms and environmental sustainability.
Will lives in his family home on the property with his wife Yvonne. He is the proud father of three daughters, Jessi, Jenni, and Jodi. His favorite place in the world to be is out in pastures, where he likes to have a big coffee at sunrise and a ml glass of wine at sunset. For nearly 35 years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy organization. Green America develops marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems with a key focus on climate, sustainable agriculture, fair trade and responsible finance.
She is also a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. Green America is a c 3 nonprofit organization. The enterprise mix consists of 2, stocker cattle on leased wheat acres and one herd of approximately 5, head at the ranch using a high density grazing management plan. The primary goals of the grazing practice are to consistently improve range conditions, soil health, and cattle productivity. A secondary interest is assessing and monitoring the impact of high density grazing on wildlife and habitat with a focus on bobwhite quail.
Emry has been a practitioner of Holistic Management since the early s and Deborah has been involved in Holistic Management since As a Certified Educator Deborah works to help others learn to manage their resources in a way that keeps the business, land, family, and community healthy. But when complete understanding occurs, appropriate actions become readily apparent.
He is also the author of four books, and three audio sets which focus on creating new perceptions and thereby transforming our lives and the organizations of which we are a part. His clientele includes non-governmental organizations like the World Health Organization, non-profits including Habitat for Humanity, government units such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private sector organizations including HealthSouth Corporation. Tierra verde farms recent years he has launched a new initiative, www.
She moved to the Bay Area immediately after graduation and worked in the high tech industry for 25 years. SinceSallie has been involved in a variety of activities in the fields of local, sustainable agriculture and philanthropy, serving on numerous Tierra verde farms profit and non-profit boards. Tierra verde farms is an avid tennis player and hiker and enjoys traveling. Sallie and her husband Matt have two children and live in Paicines, California. As the Sustainable Grazing Lands Program Director for Colorado, his work involves building and testing tools to improve conservation, business and quality of life conditions on commercial cattle ranches.
William also strives to define and improve incentives that advance sustainable practices. Integral to his job, William collaborates with NGO, agency and beef value chain partners to share and support proven tools and approaches that advance sustainable grazing goals. He is providing much-need insight and technical guidance to promote the use of conservation planning among key players in the beef supply chain to achieve ificant environmental, social and economic benefits.
Prior to ing the Conservancy in Colorado inWilliam worked in consulting and with the U. Business Council for Sustainable Development to advance large corporate sustainable development projects. Outside of work, William enjoys life in Colorado with his lovely wife and two delightful daughters. He works with his partner Kerry and has three children. Brian was Tierra verde farms in Zimbabwe and attended a week-long workshop run by Allan while trying to find answers for their wildlife, cattle, and cropping business.
He then immigrated to Australia Tierra verde farms started his training business with fellow educator Helen Lewis. Brian is excited to be on the HMI board and to be part of a like-minded team as HMI works on the cutting edge of new programs. Kelly and her husband, Mike, live near Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada where they operate a family ranch running owned and custom yearling cattle with a small cow herd. They also have another ranch near Debden, Saskatchewan.
Kelly has been involved with Holistic Management for close to 25 years. Jim became Tierra verde farms in Holistic Management in the late s after reading about how Holistic Management was being used in the Southwest. Shortly after, he took a Holistic Management course and has since been integrating the HM principles into his own operation.
Jim firmly believes that as HMI moves forward with its educational offerings that we will be able to provide a positive impact on landscapes and the people and families that are on the land. When Brad was in college he came across a video of Gabe Brown on YouTube, thus starting his obsession. During college, he was fortunate to work for Dr. He has traveled around the United States and Canada, working with producers to help change and Tierra verde farms their practices.
Brad is looking forward to sharing his experiences and failures as a young producer interested in regenerative agriculture and Holistic Management. Like Dr. Beck always says, we need to be forward-thinking years into the future. In my short tenure of that years, I hope I can help make a difference any way I can.Tierra verde farms
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Mike Jones of Tierra Verde Farms