About the Farm

CS Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico, is a family-owned-and-operated ranch that has employed holistic management principles since the mid 1980s. More recently, CS has been able to accelerate its regenerative efforts through a “focused goal of regenerating the health and function of the ranch’s soils.”

The three-day, SHA school at CS Ranch will feature instruction by some of the most preeminent pioneers, innovators and advocates in today’s soil health and regenerative agricultural movement and cover topics including…

• 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

NM School Bio Pic

CS Ranch partner and school host Kim Barmann says her ranch will provide SHA attendees with the opportunity to see the improvements gained by planting fields in cover crops grazed using adaptive stewardship principles. “Attendees will also see our native rangeland pastures and will learn how and why practicing and implementing soil health principles is key to improving ecosystem function and the economic stability of our family ranch,” she says.

The school at CS Ranch will also provide an opportunity for experienced, expert grazers and the participants to work together in teams to solve real-world grazing problems and to sharpen their skills.

“I’ve no doubt this school will change one’s perspective on what grazing can and should be,” Barmann says. “Any grazer who wants to take their grazing to the next level will profit from this experience.”

Who Should Attend?

Anyone that wants to take their ranch to the next level. This course will examine all aspects of regenerative ranching, soil health, plant health, and animal health. Hands-on experience will be heavily emphasized.

This is a power-packed three days that will change your ranch. It is taught by highly experienced regenerative ranchers.

Participants will be participating in adaptive grazing practices.

May 30- June 1, 2023

Tuition of $1,375 includes:
• Regen Ag 101 course ($499.00 value), which we would like you to complete prior to the first day of class
• In-person attendance at the SHA school, as well as digital course materials and lunch each day
• Access to future scheduled conference calls with the instructors

Scholarship Money Available

We are committed to helping you finance this educational experience.  We encourage anyone with interest to apply.  If you want to attend one of our 3-day events, you are eligible for a scholarship. Our scholarships for this school were made possible by a donation from Wells Fargo.

We will be giving special consideration to the following:

  • Students
  • Families or farms with more than one person attending
  • Past SHA students
  • Veterans
  • Agricultural educators and influencers
  • Minority, tribal, women and historically underserved individuals

What You Will Learn

  • Principles of Soil Health & Adaptive Stewardship
  • Restoring Vibrant Ecosystems Through Adaptive Grazing
  • How to Make Grazing Highly Profitable & Desirable
  • How to Increase Diversity and Productivity of Your Pastures
  • Designing Livestock Watering System
  • How to keep more money in your pocket
  • Determining paddock size and layout
  • Plant Brix: how to measure & how to Use
  • Paddock construction and layout
  • Six soil health principles
  • Three principles of adaptive stewardship
  • Determining soil water infiltration rates
  • Forage Biomass determination
  • How to address resource concerns
  • How to increase your ranch’s resilience
  • Epigenetics


Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown

Shane New

Shane New

Luke Jones

Luke Jones

Frenando Falomir

Fernando Falomir

School Location

Cimarron Mercantile
709 Collison Ave
Cimarron, NM 87714

Farm Location

CS Ranch
620C State Rd 58
Cimarron, NM 87714

Hotel Information

There are several small hotels/motels, RV parks, bed and breakfasts, and Airbnb's for you to consider, but not one large hotel that we are able to reserve a block of rooms.  Because of this, a list of ideas to consider is in the image below.

Closest Airport

Taos Airport (TSM)
24662 US-64
Taos, NM 87571

Hotel - Campground List
New Mexico SHA
Cimarron, NM Agenda
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