Ray Archuleta, Gabe Brown, Shane New, Allen Williams

Soil Health Academy Presents
Adaptive Grazing for Beginners

Agenda Coming Soon

Registration includes all classes, digital course materials, 

and lunch each day!

Tuition of $1,275 

$200 Discount for Full Time College Students

(With a paid registration at $1275, one immediate family member receives a $200 discount)


Ray Archuleta 

2351 Severs Road

Seymour, MO  65746

October 15-17, 2019


  • Ray Archuleta
    Ray Archuleta
  • Gabe Brown
    Gabe Brown
  • Shane New
    Shane New
  • Allen Williams
    Allen Williams

Who Should Attend? 

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

This is a power-packed three days for beginning graziers.  Taught by highly experienced and expert graziers.

Participants will work in teams to solve real-world grazing problems and sharpen their skills.


What You Will Learn:

Principles of Soil Health & Adaptive Stewardship

Restoring Vibrant Ecosystems Through Adaptive Grazing

Making Grazing Highly Profitable & Desirable

Successful Marketing: Strategies for Enhanced Net Margins

Economics and Finances of Grazing

Topics Addressed:

Planning for drought

When and how to begin grazing in the spring

Setting up the 'grazing wedget'& developing a forage chain

Stockpiling forages

Determining paddock size

Plant Brix: How to measure and how to use

Grazing alternative forages - corn stalk residue, cover crops

Using financial decision calculators and developing cash flow projections

Water systems - wells, surface water, pipelines, pumps, etc.

Fence systems - permanent and portable/temporary.  How an energized fence works.  Energized fence troubleshooting.

When do I graze a paddock?  How much rest?  How does grass develop?

Paddock construction and layout

Minimum paddock number 

"Before & After" grazing observation and evaluation

Soil health evaluation - infiltration, earthworm counts, sniff test, soil aggregate observation

'Shovel' test

Grazing riparian areas for ecological stability

Woodland grazing/silvopasture

Effectively and efficiently incorporate shade

What role do supplement/minerals play in a grazing program

Considerations for grass tetany, bloat, nitrates, poisonous plants

Soil I soil test?  What tests(s) should I use? Should I fertilize?

Should I plant perennial forages?  What should I plant?  Can I afford to plant cropland to forages?  Can I convert cropland to pasture?

Managing pastures after a long history of continuous overgrazing

Economics of managed pastures vs. cropland or unmanaged pastures

What are 'weeds' and how do I manage them?

Leader/follower grazing

'Flerd' grazing (mixed species herds)

Techniques for increasing animal impact within a paddock

Marketing & sales skills

Stacked enterprises:  planning, coordinating, implementing


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7.5 miles-13 minutes from Farm

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