CIMARRON, New Mexico (April 12, 2022) – CS Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico will host a three-day, hands-on regenerative ranching school titled “Grazing for Profit and Regeneration,” May 31-June 2, the non-profit Soil Health Academy announced today.
“Family-owned-and-operated, CS Ranch has employed holistic management principles since the mid-1980s and was selected to be the site of the world-renowned regenerative ranching SHA school because of its focused goal in regenerating the health and function of the ranch’s soils,” said Shane New, a managing partner of Understanding Ag, LLC, and one of the schools’ instructors.
In addition to Shane New, Ray Archuleta, Gabe Brown and Alejandro Carrillo will comprise the pioneering rancher-instructor cadre for the school. Topics will include:
- How to increase profitability
- How to grow more forage
- How to make your ranch resilient to drought
- How to graze adaptively
- How to reverse desertification
“Attendees will also see our native rangeland pastures and will learn how and why implementing soil health principles is key to improving ecosystem function and the economic stability of our family ranch,” said CS Ranch partner Kim Barmann. “In addition, our ranch’s ‘outdoor classroom’ will provide attendees with the opportunity to see the improvements gained by planting fields in cover crops and grazed using adaptive stewardship principles.”
According to Barmann, the SHA school at CS Ranch will also provide an opportunity for experienced, expert grazers, along with their less-experienced colleagues, to work together in teams to solve real- world grazing problems and to sharpen their management skills.
“I’ve no doubt this learning opportunity will change participants’ perspectives on what grazing can and should be,” Barmann said. “Any grazer who wants to take their grazing to the next level will profit from this experience.”
Photo above: CS Ranch 10 years ago (2012)
Photo above: C S Ranch last week (April 2022)—same desert, different management.
(photos courtesy of Alejandro Carrillo)
To further ensure participant success, tuition for the on-farm school includes registration for SHA’s on- line Regen Ag Adaptive Grazing course, two follow-up, one-on-one video conferences with SHA experts and access to future group conference calls with the course’s instructors. Scholarships and discounts are available.
For more information about the school, to apply for a scholarship, or to become a business sponsor, visit www.soilhealthacademy.org . (256) 996-7184 Ft. Payne AL 35968