Stewardship matters to us because trust land needs to earn income not only for today's students, but also for future generations of students.
We offer educational agriculture forums at no cost to our lessees because we aim to provide ranchers -- and our lessees -- with more tools to become better stewards of trust land and to become more profitable through the use of adaptive grazing management practices and improved business practices.
Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Managing Through Drought
Presented by Dave Pratt
The seminars will focus on adaptive grazing management with an emphasis on how grazing impacts economics and ecology.
Mr. Pratt will describe how new paradigms in ranching have a direct impact on ecosystem health and ranch profitability. He will provide actionable insights into increasing profit. At the interactive seminars, you'll discuss grazing principles and practices, such as recovery periods, stock density, carrying capacity, and more.
Mr. Pratt will also describe how operators can manage drought risk. Drought management is a misnomer. After all, you can't make it rain. Rather, Mr. Pratt will describe how managing for drought risk boils down to three things. You'll draft a drought plan for your business including strategies for 1) drought proofing your business, 2) managing your business through drought, and 3) how to recover once the drought has broken.
Questions? Call Leann at 719-543-7403. Please register by 1/9/2023.
TWO DATES & TWO LOCATIONS
SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
9am — 3pm (Breakfast served at 8:30 am)
Colorado State University-Pueblo Auxiliary Services
Occhiato Student Center, 130 Ballroom N&S
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901
Thursday, January 19, 2023
9am — 3pm (Breakfast served at 8:30 am)
Colorado State University
Agriculture Research Development and Education Center (ARDEC)
CoBank Center, Lobby
4616 NE Frontage Road
Ft. Collins, CO 80524
Mr. Pratt has helped thousands of farm and ranch families build happier, healthier lives, increase the profitability of their businesses, and improve the health and productivity of millions of acres.
He began his career with the University of California Cooperative Extension Service in 1985 and quickly earned a reputation for his innovative teaching and research on regenerative grazing.
In 1992 Mr. Pratt began working with Dr. Stan Parsons, who created the Ranching For Profit School and founded Ranch Management Consultants. Mr. Pratt has taught the school in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Africa. In 1999 Mr. Pratt left the University to manage RMC. Two years later he and his wife Kathy Pratt bought RMC from Dr. Parsons in 2001. They carried on the RMC mission for 21 years, helping people transform their ranches into sustainable businesses, before selling RMC to the new and current owner, Dallas Mount. In retirement, Dave continues to write, teach, consult, and coach.
Dave’s first book, Healthy Land, Happy Families, and Profitable Businesses, received high praise from industry leaders. Joel Salatin said, “This book delivers more meaningful advice in one small space than I’ve ever seen.” Stan Parsons called it, “...the best book ever written about ranching anywhere.”
- December 2021: virtual forum featuring Dallas Mount, CEO of Ranch Management Consultants, Ranching for Profit School Instructor
- January 2020: one-day forum featuring Dallas Mount, CEO of Ranch Management Consultants, Ranching for Profit School Instructor
- January 2019: one-day forum featuring Dr. Tim Steffans, Assistant Professor, Rangeland Resource Management, West Texas A&M University
Do you have a suggestion for a forum topic? Please let us know by contacting William Woolston, Field Operations Supervisor, at email@example.com.
We are offering this program for free because we aim to provide ranchers -- and our lessees -- with more tools to become better stewards of trust land and to become more profitable through the use of adaptive grazing management practices and improved business practices.
Yes. As an attendee to the annual lessee forums as well as the upcoming 3-day adaptive management course, a lessee's participation will be considered when evaluating competitive bid applications. Other adaptive management seminars may also be considered that you have participated in.