Holistic Management Workshop

February 11-13, 2020 | Montour, IA

Joshua and Tara DukartThis three-day workshop, taught by North Dakota ranchers Joshua and Tara Dukart, will take a deep-dive into the holistic management planning process used to make every day decisions. Holistic management believes in understanding our ecosystem as interconnected cycles to allow us to more effectively work with nature to improve the health of our land, animals, people, environment and finances. This goal-setting and decision-making process provides farmers interested in more regenerative farming methods with the tools you need to improve the land, your business and your quality of life.

Depending on the weather, we may visit a nearby pasture in order to practically apply lessons we’ve learned. This is an introductory course geared towards beginning farmers and graziers, a refresher for those already trained in Holistic Management and for those looking to make changes.

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About Josh and Tara:

Joshua and Tara Dukart have been practicing holistic management since 2008, identifying and working toward their financial, environmental and social goals. They speak, teach and consult regularly on an international basis. Their ranch, Seek First Ranch, in western North Dakota focuses on using the principles of holistic management to regenerate and enhance their land, animals, finance, community and quality of life. For more info about the Dukarts and this class, contact them at SeekFirstRanch.com.

Location: Pilgrim Heights Retreat Center 3005 E Ave, Montour, IA 50173

From Hwy 30:

  • Turn north on E Ave (between the Iowa River and the Meskwaki Casino), follow for 0.8 miles
  • Turn right into Pilgrim Heights Retreat Center.

Cost & Registration:

The cost for PFI members is $200 per person or $300 per couple and $300 per person or $450 per couple for non-PFI members. All meals, two nights lodging at the retreat center and course materials are included. Attendance will be limited to 30 people.

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This workshop will be followed by a secondary holistic management workshop on financial planning in August 2020.


Contact Meghan Filbert at meghan@practicalfarmers.org or call (515) 232-5661