Land EKG Workshop: Tracking the Health of your Grazing Lands — March 10, 2012

by HI-GLC on January 26, 2012

Join us for this practical one-day workshop designed for … you!
Foundational topics covered include:

  • Understand the building blocks of land/pasture systems.
  • Grazing purpose… learn your “why”.
  • Let animal performance improve your grazing management.
  • Learn to count what counts.
  • Determine stocking rates and carrying capacities,…snap easy!
  • Grade your grazing practices.
  • Looking at the bottom line economics.
  • The key…Having fun while improving grazing strategies/outcomes.
  • Stimulating discussion and hands-on field exercises.

    We’ll use the EZ-EKG field cards and give you the skills to rate and record ecological health, function, and pasture condition at key field sites.

    Featuring: Charley Orchard, 4th generation Wyoming rancher and founder of Land EKG, Inc. His methods are endorsed and/or used by Kit Pharo (Pharo Cattle Company), Dave Pratt (Ranch Management Consultants), The Savory Institute, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, all Turner bison ranches (~2 million acres), and many others throughout the West, Canada & Australia.

    When: 8:30am to 5pm, Saturday, March 10. Be at Palani headquarters by 8:30am for travel to field sites together.

    Where: Palani Ranch, Big Island.

    Cost: $30/person; $50/couple. Includes materials and beverages, …but bring your own lunch. The course typically costs $160/person, but the Hawaii GLCI and NRCS are underwriting most of the expenses to provide it at a reduced cost to you.

    To Register and Pay: Register by March 2, 2012. Contact Stacie at Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, 808-885-5599. Credit cards and other types of payment are accepted. Space is limited. Sorry, but we are unable to accept payment at the door; you must pre-register.

    What to Bring: Your lunch, one 5-gallon bucket per person (or a stool/chair); rain gear just in case, hiking footwear, paper/pencil, and a calculator.

    Directions: Meet at the Palani Ranch BARN by 8:30am. At the junction of Palani Road and the Upper Highway outside of Kona, take the Old Mamalahoa Hwy toward the town of Holualoa. In about 150 yards (from the junction), turn mauka off of the Hwy into the ranch. You should immediately see a modular building. The barn is directly adjacent on your left. The gate will be OPEN. Park at the barn area where there is space. From there, we’ll get into a minimum number of vehicles and drive to the field site. PLEASE BRING 4X4 IF YOU HAVE ONE. If you need special accommodation, please let Stacie know at the time you register.

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