About the Farm

Established in 1866

White Oak Pastures is a six generation, 156-year-old family farm in Bluffton, Georgia that takes pride in farming practices that focus on regenerative land managementhumane animal husbandry, and revitalizing the rural community. They know that radically traditional farming creates products that are better for the land, the livestock and the village. They are fiercely proud of their zero-waste production system that utilizes every part of each animal that is pasture-raise and hand-butchered on the farm.

The Transition

Starting in 1995, White Oak Pastures transitioned away from industrial agriculture techniques and began operating as a living ecosystem. They now raise 10 species of humanely treated animals living in symbiotic relationships with each other. The land is holistically managed to become increasingly a living organic medium that is teeming with life.

The Tradition

White Oak Pastures is Radically Traditional Farming. 

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Every day, they butcher meat from animals raised in a regenerative manner using humane animal management practices. This is no easy task, but it is their passion. To operate their vertically integrated, zero-waste model, it takes 155+ caring people working together to accomplish a common goal: taking care of the land and livestock.

The Commitment

White Oak Pastures is a Zero-Waste farm, selling the meat and poultry that is butchered on the farm to passionate consumers who care about the animals, land and community. The hides from the cattle slaughtered are dried for pet chew rawhides or tanned and crafted into leather goods. The fat from the cattle is rendered down to create some of the purest tallow products available. The inedible viscera is composted to later be spread on our farm as rich organic matter to fertilize the soil.

April 11-13, 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 course materials, snacks, water and lunch each day; and
• Access to future scheduled conference calls with the instructors.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone that wants to take their operation to the next level. This course will examine grass-finished beef, 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.

What You Will Learn

  • Principles of Soil Health & Adaptive Stewardship
  • Restoring Vibrant Ecosystems Through Adaptive Grazing
  • Making Grazing Highly Profitable & Desirable
  • Multi-Species Grazing Strategies
  • On-Farm Processing
  • Successful Marketing: Strategies for Enhanced Net Margins

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.  In addition 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

Instructors

Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown

Shane New

Shane New

Dr. Allen Williams

Dr. Allen Williams

School Location

The Community House
109 S. Broad Street
Bluffton, Georgia 39824

Farm Location

White Oak Pastures
101 Church Street
Bluffton, Georgia 39824

Hotel Information

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Days in in Blakely.  The rooms are /night - reserved under Soil Health Academy

Days Inn Blakely
1097 Arlington Ave
Blakely, GA 39823

(229) 723-5858

$92.35/night double queen & $86.75/night king

Closest Airport

Southwest Georgia Regional (ABY)
3905 Newton Rd #100
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 430-5175

Bluffton, GA SHA Flyer
Alternate Lodging
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