Kirk Gadzia, Hitting Your Target with Holistic Management
With all the ideas and innovations happening in agriculture today, how do you decide what to do on your farm or ranch? With an interactive, hands-on approach, Kirk will introduce you to the basic principles and practices of Holistic Management and then teach a powerful decision-making tool that will help you more quickly reach your goals and reduce on-farm stress. In this 1.5-hour workshop, Kirk will cover the following topics: How nature functions in wholes, and the importance of considering relationships within and between ‘wholes’ when making decisions. How to define and manage your whole — finances, people, and land. How to identify and change belief systems or paradigms that are blocking your progress. How different environments react differently to the same tools; how to choose the best tool. Working with nature’s principles to build healthy ecosystems on a foundation of healthy soil. How to identify root causes rather than just treating symptoms. Spending resources most effectively on the weak link. Getting the ‘biggest bang for your buck’ so you hit your target sooner staying on target by monitoring.
(1 hour, 23 minutes, 16 seconds) Recorded at the 2017 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, December 7, 2017.