About the Host Farm

BDA farm picture
BDA farm picture

Bois d’Arc Farm (BDA) was founded with a focus on three life shaping words: responsibility, service, and community. BDA believes that shared meals have always played a significant role in knitting together families and communities. A table full of nourishing food for your family and friends to gather around is an essential piece of a life well lived. This is why BDA holds it as their responsibility to serve their community as well as the Alabama Black Belt land that they are privileged to call home, through producing delicious and authentic food consumers can trust.

BDA understands that in order to produce delicious and nutrition-rich food we must first care for our soil and the diverse ecosystems that make up the farm. Their workday starts with the question: “How can we provide for our community, while also restoring our soil and healing the land around us?” Through non-conventional, no-till, regenerative, and organic methods, their gardens, pastures, and hives strive to provide the nourishment you and your family deserve.

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May 11-13, 2021

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;
• Two follow-up Zoom meetings with a consultant within the first year after the date of the SHA school you attended; and
• Access to future scheduled conference calls with the instructors.

Discounts available!
• With a paid registration at $1375, you may bring an immediate family member along and they will receive a $200 discount
• Full time college students will receive a $200 discount
• Soil Health Academy alumni will receive a $200 discount
• Scholarship opportunities available at: soilhealthacademy.org/scholarships

Email: info@soilhealthacademy.com for coupon code

Who Should Attend?

Any producer who wants to take their operation to the next level. This course will examine beef, dairy, small ruminant, pastured pig, and pastured poultry grazing & foraging. Hands-on experience will be heavily emphasized. This is a power-packed three days that will change your perspective on what a pasture based operation can be. Taught by highly experienced and expert practitioners.

School Location

The Vault
215 Washington Street
Marion, AL 36756

Farm Location

BDA
8661 Hwy. 183
Uniontown, AL 36786

What You Will Learn

  • Utilize the Six Principles of Soil Health and Three Rules of Adaptive Stewardship
  • Increase Farm Profitability By Stacking Enterprises
  • Successfully Market Your Products for Enhanced Net Margins
  • Produce Nutrient Dense Foods By Advancing Soil Health
  • Develop A Multi-Species Grazing Model
  • Adaptively Graze Multi-Species Cover Crops and Perennials

Topics Addressed

  • How to Develop a Forage Chain to Feed Multiple Species
  • Setting up the "grazing wedge" & developing a forage chain
  • Plant Brix: How to Measure & How To Use
  • Water systems - wells, surface water, pipelines, pumps, etc.
  • Paddock construction and layout
  • “Before & After” grazing observation and evaluation
  • Soil health evaluation - infiltration, earthworm counts, sniff test, soil aggregate observation, shovel test
  • Leader/follower grazing"Flerd" grazing (mixed species herds)
  • Marketing & Sales Skills
  • Stacked Enterprises: Planning, coordinating, implementing

Educators

Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown

Burke Teichert

Burke Teichert

Doug Peterson

Doug Peterson

Dr. Allen Williams

Dr. Allen Williams

Hotel Options

Sleep Inn
1605 AL-5
Marion, AL 36756
334-683-8600
Also $25 mobile home hookups available

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