ARDMORE, Okla. (November 6, 2023) – Noble Research Institute’s first Essentials of Regenerative Grazing course, held Oct. 23-25 on the institute’s campus, attracted farmers and ranchers from across Oklahoma and Texas who want to improve their grazing management. The next Essentials of Regenerative Grazing course occurs Nov. 14-16 at the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Council House in Miami, Oklahoma. These dates will be the last offered for 2023.
The three-day immersive learning experience combines facilitator-led classroom learning with hands-on activities in the field to equip producers with the tools and knowledge for developing an appropriate grazing management strategy for their livestock operation. Attendees also have ample opportunities to connect and problem-solve with their peers.
Luis Hernandez, livestock manager for 3J Farms OK in Blanchard, Oklahoma, said his favorite part of the grazing course was “the hands-on: outside, working with cows, moving the cows, figuring out the paddocks.” His second favorite “was the networking and all the table discussions that we got to have through the course.”
“Producers really loved the hands-on activities and experience,” said Josh Gaskamp, Noble Research Institute’s consultation manager. “Seeing the immediate impacts of our outdoor grazing events, along with working on personal maps of their own ranches, provided the confidence that participants needed to get started and the guidance to succeed when they return to their ranch.”
Enrollment for the Nov. 14-16 course closes Friday, Nov. 10, at noon CST. For registration or to learn more about Essentials of Regenerative Grazing, please visit www.noble.org/grazing.
Left: At the first Essentials of Regenerative Grazing course conducted by Noble Research Institute, participants work with aerial maps of their own ranches as they begin their grazing management plans. Photo credit: Noble Research Institute/Rob Mattson
Right: Participants in the first Essentials of Regenerative Grazing course observe cattle in ultra high stock density grazing cell at Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma. Photo credit: Noble Research Institute/Rob Mattson
Left: From left, class participants Dylan Buck, Dylan Whiteacre and Luke Chapman, make notes on forage inventory worksheets during the first Essentials of Regenerative Grazing course evaluating a pasture at Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma. Photo credit: Noble Research Institute/Rob Mattson
Right: Farmers and ranchers at the first Essentials of Regenerative Grazing course evaluate forage in a pasture at Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma. Photo credit: Noble Research Institute/Rob Mattson
Noble Research Institute is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to guiding farmers and ranchers in applying regenerative principles that yield healthier soil, more productive grazing land and business success.
At Noble, researchers, facilitators and ranch staff work together to share with farmers and ranchers the skills and tools to regenerate the land in a profitable manner. Noble is focused on the regenerative management of the nation’s grazing acres, which directly impacts pasture and range environments, wildlife, pecan production and livestock production. Regenerative management recognizes that each decision made on the ranch impacts the interactions of the soil, plants, water, animals, economics and people. Noble’s 14,000 acres of working ranch lands provide a living laboratory on which to demonstrate and practice regenerative principles and ideas to deliver value to farmers and ranchers across the U.S.
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