Free Trainings and Upcoming Events

March 19th – Holistic Management half-day “Key Principles for Regen Ag Success”

  • “Key Principles for Regenerative Agriculture Success” taught by Wayne Knight, Executive Director of Holistic Management International with 27 years of ranching experience using Holistic Management.
  • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill -3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg KY 40330- which has a farm within our network, is offering a room special for $99+ tax to anyone coming to the event, good for the nights of the 18th or 19th. There’s no promo code, just tell them you’re with the HMI course and they’ll set it up. Call Shaker Village at 859.734.5411
  • Free registration and organizer contact info at Ticket Tailor Events

May 21-22nd – Regen Ag Mentorship Program (RAMP) Session 1

  • This one-of-a-kind group mentorship opportunity is designed to fit the needs and busy schedules of real-world farmers running businesses on the land. The mentorship consists of four in person modules covering holistic planning and decision making, stock density trialing, economic analysis, and business evaluation. It will be hosted on farms across our region, with self-paced remote consultations in between. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with peer producers across our region and take your farm business to the next level.
  • RAMP 1 is “Precursors to Grazing & Safe to Fail Workshop Two Day”. Safe to Fail is a chance to see what 1 million pounds of livestock per acre looks like in person in a small enough space that you can afford to leave it alone for a year. Together we will watch what happens with intense animal impact and long recovery time, mimicking as effectively as possible the herd effect that built the Great Plains of North America millennia ago.
  • Call Alice for more info about the complete series 859-556-0112

June 11-13th – SilvoPro Training collaboration with Rural Action

SilvoPro is a 3-day training for producers, agricultural professionals, and technical service providers who want to take agriculture to new heights by implementing silvopasture. Rural Action is delighted to host Austin Unruh and his team at Trees for Graziers for this 3-day training, held at United Plant Savers.

Silvopasture is the managed integration of trees, livestock and forage. Austin is the founder of Trees For Graziers and author of The Grazier’s Guide to Trees, built TFG into a leading silvopasture and conservation implementation company. In this course the TFG team shares all they have learned through years of applied practice so you can fast-track your own silvopasture career and practice.

  • Visit working farms that have implemented silvopasture at scale
  • Dive deep into the process of developing silvopasture plans
  • Interact with a cohort of fellow practitioners
  • Learn how to spread silvopasture in your region
  • Open up real professional opportunities.

There are limited spots for this 3-day training! If you are interested in ONLY attending day two, when we will be visiting silvopasture sites in southeast Ohio, you can purchase tickets for just that day.

Purchase Tickets Here!

June 18-19th – RAMP Session 2, Framework and Holistic Goals

September 17-18th – RAMP 3, Economic Analysis

November 1-3rd – Heritage Food Festival

On-site camping festival with music and workshops <>. The mission of the fest is to build skills among people in the Ohio River valley for raising processing preparing and sharing food in traditional ways to improve the health of our people and our land, and to prepare the way for a capable response to an uncertain future. If you are interested in volunteering or teaching, fill out the interest form here

Please use this link OR the QR code below to fill out an interest form so we can gather more information to better serve you with climate smart farming practices. 

*These events are gratefully offered at NO COST thanks to support from the USDA – National Institute for Food and Agriculture.*