Feb – Apr 2023: Principles and Practices of Holistic Management

Register for this course through the Ecological Farmers of Ontario site 

The course will cover the main elements of Holistic Management – Goal setting, Financial Planning, Decision Testing, Monitoring (decisions and ecosystem processes) and Planned Grazing.  

Course Instructors: Tony and Fran McQuail

When: Thursday February 9 @ 12:00 PM – Thursday April 13 @ 2:00 PM.

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: The cost for this course is $250/for EFAO members or $325/for non members

The McQuails have been practicing Holistic Management Planned Grazing for many years and have a wealth of information to share with participants. They will discuss reasons for using different grazing periods, recovery periods and the amount of residue to leave.  They will also discuss using grazing charts and electronic grazing planning software. Finally, they will share about their own pasture management decisions, such as grazing stockpiled paddocks beginning in April,  incorporating a light grazing of paddocks to then use for haying, and timing grazing and cutting to allow nesting success for Bobolinks and Meadowlarks as endangered grassland nesting birds