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Exclusive Gabe Brown Workshop - "Putting the Farm Back in Farming"

Holistic Management International

Monday, August 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Spend the day learning about soil health and profitable farming from Gabe Brown!

 $50 per person (limited spots for 75 people only so register soon!)

 August 28, 2017

Kaesebier Farm of Elkhart, IL (directions to be sent upon registration)


 9:00 - Registration

10:00 – Introduction from HMI

10:10 – Rick and Kathy Kaesebier—Kaesebier Farm

10:30 - Farm Tour lead by Gabe Brown. View cover crop test plots and soil pit dig

11:45  - Caravan to in town venue for lunch and afternoon presentations

Noon - Lunch (included in registration)

1 - 4 p.m    Soil Health Practices that increase Profitability—Presentations by Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown

We believe in and practice Holistic Management, a part of which is farming and ranching in nature’s image. We strive to solve problems in a natural and sustainable way. Soil is a biological system. Its health provides the nutrients we need to sustain life, thus improving soil health must be the focus of our operation. We have practiced no-till farming since 1993. We use a diverse cropping strategy which includes cover and companion crops. We have now eliminated the use of synthetic fertilizers, fungicides, and pesticides. Our ever-evolving high density grazing strategy allows most of our pastures a recovery period of over 360 days. All these strategies have allowed the health of the soil, the mineral and water cycles to greatly improve. In other words, the natural resources have benefited. This results in increased production, profit and a higher quality of life for us. It is our belief that we need to regenerate our landscapes in order for both our and future generations to be sustainable.

Rick and Kathy Kaesebier

Rick and Kathy Kaesebier started their grain farm in 1980 when they rented their first field. Through the years farms have been added and subtracted, so that they are currently at 800 acres. With this amount of acreage, they decided they had to increase their farms vertically rather than horizontally by improving their soils and integrating other enterprises. In 2015 Rick planted their first cover crop field of cereal rye before soy beans on their 100% no-till farm. In 2016, their cover crop acreage increased to nearly 300 acres of cereal rye as well as the addition of rapeseed on some of the acreage. In June of 2017,Rick and Kathy both successfully completed the 18-month Advanced Soil Health Training provided by American Farmland Trust, North Central SARE, and Ag Conservation Solutions which only increased their desire to add more enterprises to their farm. The latest additions include adding beef cattle and meat chickens.  


Thanks to our sponsors for support of this program.

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Kaesebier Farm

Elkhart, IL

Monday, August 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Holistic Management International

Our mission is to educate people in regenerative agriculture for healthy land and thriving communities.  

Our vision is a world where lands and communities flourish through the practice of Holistic Management, an internationally recognized regenerative agricultural practice.


Holistic Management:


  • Helps family farmers/ranchers/pastoralists become more prosperous
  • Helps strengthen local economies
  • Improves local food quality
  • Heals the environment 
  • Improves wildlife habitats
  • Fosters community ties and preserves local culture


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