Regenerative Farm Business Management Workshops

Regenerative Farm Business Management; Insights and Skills to make the Switch

Northland, November 2022, date TBA

What are the principles and practices of regenerative fam management?  How do you look for and utilise services nature provides for free to increase property resilience to climatic events and stablising revenues and profits?  How can you coincide this with better family communciation and accountability?  How do farmers become proactive in addressing causes of problems rather than treating symptoms resulting in greater control of circumstances.

Regenerative Farm Business Management using Allan Savory's WHolistic Management provides insights and ideas that are practical and profitable.  Drawing from farming systems around the world and experiences of New Zealand farmers, the information presented brings new insights in to what works and why, not just actions to tick a box.  It can be used with any farm business management or design system to assist with improvements.

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The focus is on developing techniques, habits, and routines to strengthen observational skills and understanding. Insights from these techniques bring business and environment together to improve profitability and quality of life. 

To summarise; you will leave with:

Over all; greater consistency and vision in your business management and more control. 

This course introduces farmers to using a different perspective so they can revitalise their business, property, and family life. If you are questioning your results, want a new challenge, or looking for ideas to start your succession process then this course is for you.

Foundation Course:   (8 days over 4 months)

This course builds a foundation for you to mange wholistically by exploring cornerstones of farm business; environment and human decision-making. 

Workshop 1.  Reading Landscape Health; Ecosystem Processes (2 days)

Ability to read the soil surface; the first place to indicate pastoral ecosystem change;Discover your business foundation.  Learn to read your landscape and understand water and mineral cycling, energy flow, and community dynamics regarding pasture production, observe and identify early warning signs of poor ecosystem health, understand impact of tools humans use to enhance resilience of landscape function. This experience will enhance any farm environemntal plan you have or intend to create.

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Workshop 2.  Regenerative Farm Management: Creating Sound Choices (2 days)

Learn importance of human creativity in managing businesses; includes understanding and creating a Holistic Context for your farm, understand nature of change and communication between decision-makers, understanding how decisions can be checked, and learn to monitor and review your choices to become proactive in addressing problems.  Priority here is to use quality of life rather than mere profitability to drive business decision-making process beyond end of your financial year.

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Workshop 3.  Generate Lasting Wealth with Holistic Financial Principles (2 days)


Learn which expenses generate income verses new income.  Learn how to look at budgeting and finance from a new perspective, how to indentify logjams, weak link, and root causes of problems, explore nature of spending activities and how these behaviours could be costing your business, understand limitations of gross margins when looking for true profitability, explore concept of marginal reaction beyond finances to all farming practices, and activities to challenge how money is prioritised to create true profit.  Often value of something is much more than its cost.

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Workshop 4.  Farm Recovery Plan with Holistic Planned Grazing Principles (2 days)

Consider multiple factors when planning grazing to lift efficiency of labour;Plan to regenerate pastures and repair erosion with animal grazing;Move beyond simple feed budgeting;Learn how to go beyond feed budgeting to use animals to enhance landscape resilience, learn principles and relevance of recovery and grazing periods, explore issues of animal nutrition, learn advantages and disadvantages of various grazing regimes, explore strategy and application of planning animal grazing to enhance landscape function.  In addition, learn how to monitor on-going health of ecosystem processes.  

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The following costs are for farming businesses. 

Investment:  Each two day workshop is $850.00 first person (GST incl), additional staff or family welcome by negotiation for $50pp/day plus any resource costs and suddenly its half price per person.

Better still sign up for the entire course for only $3,000fp with additional staff and family for $50.00pp/day.  Costs include: training notes, smokos, lunches, visiting regenerative farmers and follow-up phone calls and zoom calls. 
Refreshers @ $150.00/day plus any resource costs.

Contact John 027 6737 885 or email here

John King has been personally trained by Allan Savory of the Savory Institute (and founder of Holistic Management) and is registered with Savory Institute and Holistic Management International  This is your guarantee of quality, professionalism, and ethics.