Farmers and ranchers looking to learn more about dung beetles — and how to encourage them in a healthy, profitable ecology — are invited to attend “From Poop to Profits: Dung Beetle Management for Farms & Ranches” on July 1 and 2 in Ottawa, Kansas.
Choose one date this summer or attend all three! Decide where to start with Holistic Management, prepare for future learning, and get involved with the Tallgrass Network and Savory Global Hub Network’s many opportunities.
July Field School Combines Business Planning, Animal Handling for Small Flocks
The Tallgrass Network will be featured by the Savory Institute in a video for the United Nations Day to Combat World Desertification, June 17, 2016.
The video shows how network partners are using Holistic Management and working together to become more drought-resilient in Kansas and Missouri.
Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management and the Savory Institute, said it is "wonderful to see such a good clear short video from younger people taking over and leading one of our increasing number of hubs around the world."
The video was produced by Chloe Burns, youth outreach coordinator for the Tallgrass Network. Based in eastern Kansas, it is a Hub site in the global Savory Network that is working toward regenerating the world's grasslands.
Mettenburg Farm, a family operation that serves as the Demonstration Site for the Tallgrass Network Savory Hub in Eastern Kansas, is featured in the local county Farm Bureau association's blog.
Family members took the opportunity to challenge Farm Bureau for its stances that can work against small and regenerative farmers and ranchers, and were pleased to see their comments in print.
"We take it as a sign that Farm Bureau is beginning to recognize alternative voices in farming," said Julie Mettenburg, Hub leader. "Whether for self-serving reasons or because there are truly new voices in Farm Bureau, we are hopeful that diversity will begin to change these traditional organizations. New voices can help them be better advocates for farmers and ranchers, and for those who rely on us to operate in an ethically and ecologically responsible way."
Mettenburg Farm and its Network partners utilize Holistic Management in the stewardship of their resources. They also help others learn and transition their stewardship to Holistic Management.
To learn more see also the Tallgrass Network video featured by the Savory Institute for the 2016 U.N. World Day to Combat Desertification.
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