CS Ranch to host Soil Health Academy in New Mexico
CS Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico will host a three-day, hands-on regenerative ranching school titled “Grazing for Profit and Regeneration,” May 31-June 2, the non-profit Soil Health Academy announced today.
“Family-owned-and-operated, CS Ranch has employed holistic management principles since the mid-1980s and was selected to be the site of the world-renowned regenerative ranching SHA school because of its focused goal in regenerating the health and function of the ranch’s soils,” said Shane New, a managing partner of Understanding Ag, LLC, and one of the schools’ instructors. In addition to New, Ray Archuleta, Gabe Brown and Alejandro Carrillo will comprise the pioneering rancher-instructor cadre for the school. Topics will include…
• How to increase profitability
• How to grow more forage
• How to make your ranch resilient to drought
• How to graze adaptively
• How to reverse desertification
About the Farm
CS Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico, is a family-owned-and-operated ranch that has employed holistic management principles since the mid 1980s. More recently, CS has been able to accelerate its regenerative efforts through a “focused goal of regenerating the health and function of the ranch’s soils.”
CS Ranch partner and school host Kim Barmann says her ranch will provide SHA attendees with the opportunity to see the improvements gained by planting fields in cover crops grazed using adaptive stewardship principles. “Attendees will also see our native rangeland pastures and will learn how and why practicing and implementing soil health principles is key to improving ecosystem function and the economic stability of our family ranch,” she says.
The school at CS Ranch will also provide an opportunity for experienced, expert grazers and the participants to work together in teams to solve real-world grazing problems and to sharpen their skills.
“I’ve no doubt this school will change one’s perspective on what grazing can and should be,” Barmann says. “Any grazer who wants to take their grazing to the next level will profit from this experience.”
Who Should Attend?
Anyone that wants to take their ranch to the next level. This course will examine all aspects of regenerative ranching, soil health, plant health, and animal health. Hands-on experience will be heavily emphasized. Participants will be participating in adaptive grazing practices.
May 31- June 2, 2022
Tuition $1,375 –scholarships available! Everyone is encouraged to apply for a scholarship.
To further ensure participant success, tuition for the on-farm school includes registration for SHA’s on- line Regen Ag Adaptive Grazing course, two follow-up, one-on-one video conferences with SHA experts and access to future group conference calls with the course’s instructors. Scholarships and discounts are available.
Grazing for Profit and Regeneration
For more information about the school, to apply for a scholarship, or to become a business sponsor,