It isn’t easy to make a living from the land. Which is why Western Sustainability Exchange focuses on the power of markets and education to improve the economic and financial viability of sustainable land managers. Each Fall, WSE organizes a series of workshops specifically centered on improving the triple bottom line for agriculture operations: people, planet, and profit.
Intro to Google Earth Ranch Mapping – 2013
Land EKG will lead this three part webinar class on using Google Earth to:
- Map basic ranch borders, pasture fence, trails, ponds, and water points
- Develop and archive annual grazing plans
- Map weeds and management strategies
- Track and develop your land monitoring program
- Plan future land and pasture improvements
- Prints maps and specific management plans for employees, agencies, or others
- Easily share map files back and forth
Drought & Resilience: Boom or Bust?
In December 2012 WSE and Land EKG led this exclusive workshop series for steering ranch operations through drought.
Charley Orchard and Land EKG lead interactive discussions on drought and tactics that ranchers and land managers can apply to their grazing lands.
These workshops will covered:
- Low Precip Blues? Come learn some practical tactics, tools, and options for dealing with drought
- Grazing Cages – Utilitarian management devices
- Grazing Indexes – What’s your report card?
- Stocking Rates – Figure them. Snap easy, snap fast
- Track what counts
- Rain Gauges – a lifetime monitoring tool
- Live Maps – Get yours and make it useful
- Useful applications
Drought is hard. It’s even harder if you don’t have a strategy.
2010 and 2012 Workshops
Ranching For Profit
Dave Pratt, who has taught the Ranching For Profit School for nearly 20 years, has lead 7 WSE-organized workshops over the past 2 years.
Pratt covered such topics as the three ways to increase profit, a method of benchmarking to identify profit drivers and “Dead Wood,” how to increase the availability of working capital, and how to increase profit by structuring one’s operation to be in sync with natural cycles.
For specific workshop content, click here.
Thanks to Centennial Valley Association and Madison Valley Ranchlands Group for helping us organize and host these workshops. Thanks to Stockman Bank and Bank of the Rockies for generously sponsoring!
To view archived and live webinars on Ranching For Profit principles, visit www.ranchingforprofit.com.
For specific information on and trainings in the ecological indicators that ultimately underpin the profitability of any land-based business, visit www.landekg.com.