Name: ‘Callicrate Cattle Company‘
Land Area: 1200 acres (485ha)
Climate: Warm Temperate
Annual Rainfall: 18″ (457mm)
Hosts: Mike & Teegan Callicrate
Address: 940 Road 12, St Francis, Kansas, USA, 67756
Longitude/Latitude: 101°50’26 W, 39°41’12 N
22-31 March 2016WHY?
*To do a course that is ‘cutting to the chase’ and respects your valuable time, investment & involvement?*To do a course that is led by someone has over 20 years of real project experience in well over 40 countries?*To walk away from a course with less questions than when you started because now you know how to get to work?*To do a course where you are working on a real project with real clients and real outcomes?*A level of professional support following the course?*To do daily exercises that build your confidence and understanding from Day 1?*To get constructive and participatory feedback on your work?*An intense experience that is big on you understanding processes you’ll be able to take to any regenerative agricultural project?
Regrarians 10 day Open Consultancy (REX)
The REX is our marquee training event with the intention of accelerating the development of regenerative land management. The REX is run over 10 intensive days (no day off!) and is based on a real farm with real clients taking real risks and looking for a real future. Regrarians’ Darren J. Doherty will lead both the attendees and the clients through an intensive program which is a participatory balance of practical theory and hands-on decision making and practice just as happens on real projects & these are real projects!!
PLEASE NOTE! The following REX Outline is a representation only — each REX venue will have variations with regards some of the practicums as the availability of different equipment will vary…
DAY 1 – Climate (90 minute sessions)
A – Client ‘Climate’ Briefing, Develop Holistic Goal/Concept, Terms of Reference
B – Atmospheric Climate retrieval & analysis, macro & micro climate factors
C – Legal ‘Climate’ retrieval & analysis, Municipal & State planning, other regulations
D – Climate Layer Exercise – Over 60 mins in small work-teams frame responses to the above and report to course findings in 10 mins each group (includes feedback)
E – Thermophyllic Composting Demonstration (scalable)
DAY 2 – Geography
A – Revision; Sandpit: Keyline Geography, Geometry & Applications
B – Assemble & Study Cadastral, Geology, Soil, Topographic, Planning & Mining Maps
C – GIS/GPS/Survey Applications & Technologies, Online GIS resources, Developing Effective Plans
D – Farm Walk ‘n’ Talk, Landscape Reading & Analysis, ‘Farmscape’ Analysis, Define Primary Land Unit & Land Component Boundaries, ‘Bullseye’ Demonstration
DAY 3 – Water
A – Revision; Examine & Overview of Existing Farm Water Systems, Farm Catchment
B – Earth Dam Construction & Water Harvesting Infrastructure – Design, Processes & Applications
C – Farm Irrigation Systems – Design, Applications & Installation
D – Water Layer – Over 90 mins (plus break time) develop farm water storage, harvesting
E – Water Layer Presentation & Feedback session + 10 mins each group for presentation & feedback
DAY 4 – Access
A – Revision; Examine & Overview of Existing Internal & External Farm Access
B – Access Earthworks Design, Engineering, Construction & Applications
C – Dam, Water Harvesting & Access Set Out Practicum: using Surveyor & DIY Instruments (RTK-GPS, Total Station, Transit & Laser Levels)
D – Access Layer – Over 60 mins develop farm access concept plan + 10 mins per group for presentation & feedback
DAY 5 – Forestry
A – Revision; Forestry Systems Applications: Shelterbelts, Alleys, Orchards, Avenues, Woodlands, Blocks, Riparian
B – Forestry Systems Design & Establishment Strategies
C – Forestry Systems Management & Utilisation
D – Forestry Layer – Over 60 mins develop farm forestry concept plan + 10 mins per group for presentation & feedback
DAY 6 – Buildings
A – Revision; Building Types & Technologies: Dwellings, Sheds, Yards & Portable Livestock
B – Building placement strategies, Existing Building Analysis & Retrofitting Options
C – Lucas Portable Sawmill Practicum + Broiler Shelter Construction
D – Building Layer – Over 60 mins develop farm building concept plan + 10 mins per group for presentation & feedback
DAY 7 – Fencing
A – Revision; Fencing Technologies, Applications & Costings
B – Fencing Placement – Land Components/Structures/Livestock systems
C – Fencing Installation Practicum – with local ‘Pro’ Fencer: Build end assemblies, ‘wires & pliers’, electric net fencing, tumblewheel
D – Fencing Layer – Over 60 mins develop farm fencing concept plan + 10 mins per group for presentation & feedback
DAY 8 – Soils
A – Revision, ‘5 Ingredients for Soil Formation’ – House Envelope & SilvoPastoral Applications
B – Farm Soil Classifications & Sample Analysis: Earth Building, Earthworks & Agricultural
C – Yeomans Keyline Plow ‘Pattern Cultivation’, Survey & Set Out
D – ‘Time Poor’ Farm Garden Practicum: No Dig/Wicking Beds; Keyline Plow Forestry &
Orchard Ground Preparation
E – Holistic Management Planned Grazing – Grazing Plan Practicum
DAY 9 – Economy
A – Revision; Farm Enterprise Planning: Comparing Enterprises, Market & Resource Analysis, Complementary Enterprise Options & Liaisons, Managing & Limits to Growth & Expectations
B – Farm Enterprise Management: ‘The Team’, Interns/WWOOFERS, Apprentices, Employees/SubContractors, Terms of Reference, Job Descriptions & Contracts
C – Economy Layer – Over 90 mins prepare a Farm Enterprise & Marketing Concept Plan
D – Economy Layer – Continued from Session C – 60 mins of Farm Enterprise & Marketing Concept Plan preparation then 10 mins per group presentation & feedback
DAY 10 – Energy
A – Revision; Farm Energy Conversion & Storage Systems: Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Biomass, BioDigestor, Wind, Hydro; Analysis of suitability & applications
B – Energy Layer – Over 60 minutes prepare an Farm Energy Concept Plan + 10 mins per group presentation & feedback
C – Farm Enterprise Development & Reporting; Client & Contractor Liaisons; Prioritising Works
D – Completed REX ‘Regrarians Platform’ Concept Plan Layer Analysis & Review – Client & Participant Feedback; ‘What’s Next?’; Presentations
Social Media Links
Facebook Event Page: http://bit.ly/REX2Kansas
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Handles: @Regrarians #REX1Orella #REX2016
USD$300 deposit on booking available with balance due before start of event
PLUS check out the #REXCASH deal as well!!
*Want to earn some easy money?
*Get USD$50 for each referral?
*Reduce your #REX costs?
*Sponsor #REX scholarships?
We are super keen to build the number of people who have on-farm training based on the #RegrariansPlatform. The 2016 #REX 10 day professional farm planning series are just the place to get a wide range of vocational-based skills.
Whether you are registered for a #REX or are not, you can get a USD$50/registration cash payment for every registered participant who completes a #REX as a result of your referral.
Just have your referred friend or colleague quote your name (and PayPal account email) in the ‘Order Notes‘ section of the booking form when they register. Its that simple!
When your referral’s have fully registered and completed their #REX event we’ll deposit however much you’re owed. Simple and easy.
You can also choose to sponsor a #REX scholarship position via this #REXCASH program. When your referee registers simply add the word #Scholarship to their registration and Regrarians will match your contribution of USD$50 per referral. These funds will go towards paying for scholarship positions at the nominated #REX events.
NB. This offer is currently only applicable to the USA #REX events and to PayPal account holders
*Regrarians #REX certificate of completion
FREE CAMPING ONSITE!
Local lodging available in nearby St Francis
WHAT TO BRING?
*Tent, Camping Gear and Clothing comfortable for a 11-12 night stay