The South Dakota Grassland Coalition is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to host five, free workshops on holistic resource management (HRM) across South Dakota in January, February and March. HRM is a goal-centered, decision model.

Featured speaker is Wayne Berry, a producer and associate professor of economics and farm management at Williston (ND) State College. He's also certified as a holistic educator by the Center of Holistic Management in Albuquerque, NM.

The workshop will focus on managing resource profitability, which includes the process of setting the three-part goal, making consistently sound decisions and monitoring for continuous improvement.

Workshops are Jan. 25-26 in Ipswich; Feb. 20-21 in Rapid City; Feb. 22-23 in Bison; and March 6-7 in Mitchell. An advanced-level workshop is Feb. 6-7 in Kadoka. For more info, contact Kelly Stout at 605-224-1818 ext. 5, or kelly.stout@sd.usda.gov; or visit the appropriate local NRCS office.
-- Kindra Gordon