Join us for a one-day introduction to the practical principals of regenerative agriculture and Holistic Management. Developed by the Savory Institute, the original regenerative farming leader, Holistic Management is a framework that helps land managers navigate complex decisions within a context that they define. This one-day course is designed to give attendees a foundational understanding of the primary components to Holistic Management and farm health monitoring using the Ecological Outcome Verified methodology (EOV) so that they can more easily go on to study and learn more. We’ll feed you lunch on the farm and you’ll leave with a greater appreciation of leading-edge regenerative agriculture practices.
Intro to Holistic Management – Asher
Practical Grazing Talk – Asher & Virginia
Eco Literacy and Monitoring – Virginia & Asher
Virginia received her BS in Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College and her MS in Land Resources & Environmental Science from Montana State University. Prior to completing her MS, she was the assistant farm manager at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC for five years. She is interested in the ecology of working lands and any and all opportunities to invite landowners and community members to participate in the scientific process. She believes that working farms and forests are the key to thriving and resilient rural communities that are poised to support the communities around them.
Asher has over 18 years of experience working in regenerative agriculture with a heavy focus on diversified livestock operations. His experience began at Warren Wilson College in their agriculture program which led him to work on farms around the US and Central and South America. After his travels, he received an M.S. in Animal Science from Clemson University. While a graduate student at Clemson, he researched forage-finished beef, studying both animal performance and meat quality. Asher oversees the home farm and leads HNG’s efforts to become an accredited Savory Institute Hub which was completed in 2021. He is currently the Hub Leader and EOV program’s Master Verifier. Asher has a passion for agriculture and helping people understand the complexities of agroecosystems and their ability to benefit the world.