Introduction to Holistic Management
July 24-26, 2019

The Holistic Management classes will focus on the Foundations of HM. This includes the 4 key insights, nature functions in wholes and patterns, the brittleness scale, the predator prey connection and the fourth time governs overgrazing not numbers. Next we will move into holistic decision making. During this time participants will be creating a holistic context and learn to make decisions that satisfy the context. Finally we will be taking a hands on approach to learning about the ecosystem processes. Class will move out the field to monitor an Ecological Verification Outcome (EOV) site. During this time we will also have a rainfall simulator that demonstrates how important forage and root coverage is. This class will also have the pleasure of hearing from registered dietitian Diana Rodgers from a human nutrition standpoint. 


The program will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to Noon on Friday. on all three days. Lunch is included on Wednesday and Thursday.


$120 per person
$60 for additional people from the same farm. 


Lake City Research Center
401 W Jennings Rd.
Lake City, Michigan

Registration for Introduction to Holistic Management is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 17, 2019.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Crista Crawford at 231-839-4608 or