The Johnson Family began practicing adaptive planned grazing on their ranch after attending a Holistic Resource Management workshop with Allan Savory in the late 1980s. Their goal was to increase the health of their ranch and animals and lower spending on costly inputs by mimicking the grazing behavior of native migratory herds of buffalo, antelope, and deer.
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Month: June 2018 Archive
A question and answer session with TomKat Ranch former intern, Rachel Sullivan: where is she now?
Q: When did you work at TomKat Ranch and what was your position?
A: I worked as an intern for 6 months, from June of 2016 to December 2016.
Rangelands are unforested and uncultivated land on which grazing is the primary agricultural activity; they cover between one-third and one-half of the earth’s land surface. Such vast landscapes and the associated ecological, climatic, and historical diversity, make the science that guides rangeland management challenging, interesting, and often political. It is within this context that Professor Nathan Sayre’s book The Politics of Scale offers a provocative historical analysis of rangeland science.
I am sure you have been holding your breath waiting to learn more about our fungal inoculant project. Healthy soil microbiology and what it can do for production, nutrient density, water use efficiency, soil structure, and nutrient cycling makes wondering who won the last sports ball game or the latest political drama seem boring. Am I right?! I hope I can convince you.