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Holistic Land Management Workshops Will Highlight Rainwater Basin

Agriculture producers living in the Rainwater Basin may be eligible for a $400 stipend to attend an upcoming series of workshops on holistic land management and planning.

The four-part program, entitled “Holistic Land Management Training Opportunities: Increasing the Quality of Life and Land,” will be held at Central Community College in Hastings, in cooperation with the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The first two-day workshop, “Introduction to Holistic Management Whole Farm/Ranch Planning,” will be January 18 and 19. Workshop 2, also two days, focuses on Holistic Financial Planning on February 1 and 2. The third workshop, “Holistic Grazing Planning: Increase Forage and Animal Productivity,” will be February 28 through March 2. A fourth workshop, including site visits within the Rainwater Basin, will be held in the summer.

An agenda and details about tuition and fees are available here. Rainwater Basin residents may obtain information about the $400 stipend from RWBJV coordinator Andy Bishop at 308-382-8112 or Andy_Bishop@fws.gov.

For further information about the workshops, contact Bob Shields at 308-379-1361 or Bob.Shields01@gmail.com. On-line registration is available at www.cccneb.edu/conferences or contact Ron Smith at 402-461-2430.