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Sunfire Ranch: Whole Farm Land Management Workshop

Holistic Management International

Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Sunfire Ranch: Whole Farm Land Management Workshop

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Sunfire Ranch WFRLM Training Early Bird Ended $350.00 $0.00
Sunfire Ranch WFRLM Training Sep 5, 2018 $400.00 $0.00
Mt Sopris Scholarship
Registrants must have submitted scholarship application, live in the Conservation District, and have received approval to use this ticket type.
Sep 7, 2018 $200.00 $0.00
Dinner- Sept 7, 2018 Sep 7, 2018 $35.00 $0.00
Dinner- Oct 5, 2018 Sep 7, 2018 $35.00 $0.00

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September 7-8 & October 5-7, 2018

Carbondale, Colorado

This workshop series is ideal for large & small acreages, new & seasoned producers. Learn to manage the holistic way to improve your land, quality of life and your bottom line. As a farmer, rancher or land manager, one of your greatest assets is the land you work with. Managing land is tough given weather conditions, environmental pressure & input costs. The aim of this workshop is to help you manage land through the practice of Holistic Management for better soil health, bio-diversity, productivity & profitability.

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Cindy Dvergsten, Holistic Management Certified Educator and Owner of Whole New Concepts, LLC

Cindy has practiced Holistic Management since 1993 and has been a Certified Educator since 1995. She serves business management consultant with the local Small Business Development Center. She has worked with new and beginning farmers, local food systems, Native Americans, and non-profits facilitating learning in natural resource management, community and organizational development, business planning and enterprise development, marketing, facilitation and consensus building, land health and biological monitoring, irrigation water management, and rare breed conservation. She has been a lifelong farmer with experience raising sheep, beef, poultry, fruits and vegetables, grass-fed production, pasture and hay. She holds a degree in Natural Resource Management and Soil Science from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.


Retta A. Bruegger, Regional Specialist in Range Management Western Colorado, Colorado State University  

Retta works closely with Extension agents, agencies, ranchers and others to build ecological and social resilience on western rangelands. Originally from the mountains of central Colorado, Retta became interested in pursuing rangeland management as a career after living and working in Mongolia as a Fulbright Student Scholar in 2005-2006. Since then, Retta has completed her MS in ecology and management of rangelands from the University of Arizona (2012), returned to Mongolia to work with herders and researchers as part of the Mongolian Rangelands and Resilience Project, and facilitated a rancher–led study in Northwestern Colorado on managing sage-grouse habitat (2013-2016).


Terri Schulz, Senior Conservation Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy

Terri Schulz has worked for Colorado Nature Conservancy for 25 years and is currently a Senior Conservation Ecologist.  Terri earned a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and a M.S. in Range Ecology from Colorado State University.  She leads large-scale conservation planning efforts and has trained partners in the Rocky Mountains as well as in Thailand, Kenya, Mongolia, China and India.  Terri also serves in a leadership role as a conservation coach franchise lead and on the executive board for the Conservation Coaches Network.  In addition to planning, Terri is a science leader for management decisions on TNC properties and Conservation Easement projects and the Sustainable Grazing Lands Program for Colorado Nature Conservancy.


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By registering for this series, you hereby consent and agree that HMI has the right to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of you and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known, for HMI outreach and further consent that your name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary.

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6333 Hwy 133
Carbondale, CO 81623

Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM

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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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