Demonstration Projects & Workshops
We are working with others to partner and/or fund projects to improve grazing land conservation and knowledge. We’ll update this page as projects progress.
If you have a project you’d like our partnership on, please complete the Request for Support or Funding form.
Some of the projects we’ve partnered on include:
Hawaii Grazing Land Stewardship Manual: A comprehensive manual for livestock graziers in Hawaii. We’re partnering with USDA-NRCS Pacific Islands Area, Kamehameha Schools, Texas A&M and others. Expect the Manual to be on the streets by October 2012!
Land EKG–Tracking the Health of your Grazing Lands: Don’t miss this incredible workshop on March 10, 2012 at Palani Ranch!
Pasture Walk series continues on March 17, with USDA-NRCS, Jill Mattos (Big Island Beef slaughterhouse in Paauilo), and local graziers. She’ll show us how to yield and quality grade cattle from Triple D Ranch, specializing in grass-fed beef.
2011 Hawaii Sheep & Goat Association Producer Workshop, Kahului, Maui. Featured Dr. An Peischel and Roger Ingram.
June 2011 Mob Grazing Workshops on Maui and Big Island, featuring Kirk Gadzia and Greg Judy.
Ranching for Profit School featuring Dave Pratt & Allan Crockett, Waimea, Big Island, March 2011.
Establishing Silvopastures with Acacia koa, Drs. James Leary & J. B. Friday, Univ of Hawaii
Grass Suppression for Koa Regeneration, Dr. James Leary, Univ of Hawaii
Hawaii Rainfall and Forage Production Index Project, Dr. Mark Thorne, Univ of Hawaii
Protection of the East Maui Watershed and Local Grazing Lands: A GIS & Aerial-based Approach, Tri-Isle RC&D Council, Inc.
2010 Hawaii Sheep & Goat Association Workshop, Jan Dean, HSGA Chair
2008 Stockman’s Fall Field Day, Dr. Mark Thorne, Univ of Hawaii
Hawaii Animal Nutrition & Forage Production Profiling Project, Dr. Mark Thorne, Univ of Hawaii, and Joseph May and Arnold Norman, USDA-NRCS