• Keith Johnson, editorial guild

REX® Online Farm Planning Program, Nov. 2917


Create you own Farm Plan – online with the Regrarians Team of world-leading regenerative ag practitioners.

Starting this October, plan your own farm over 10 weeks of live and interactive webinars, Q&A’s, forums and reviews — led by Darren J. Doherty and the amazing Regrarians Team of world leading regenerative agriculture practitioners. Following the successful launch of the inaugural #REX® Online Farm Planning Program we're pleased to announce that the 2nd program will start on November 19th (EU/Americas) & November 20th (Oceania).

There are two live sessions each week: Live 1 and Live 2. The dates that appear below are for the different time international time zones — i.e. Nov 19-20 means that the Live 1 session of that week will be on the 19th of Nov in the EU/Americas and on the 20th of November on the other side of the International Date Line in places such as Oceania. We recommend using TimeAndDate.com to check your local times…

WHAT’S MY TIME COMMITMENT PER WEEK?

There are 4 hours/week in live online sessions. Depending on your needs and questions you might spend 2-4 hours/week on the forum or you might not be on there at all. The weekly task work (homework) and review feedback will take 2-4/hours/week. Again its completely up to you to put whatever time that you think is appropriate and fits in with your life. However, as a minimum we recommend participants allocate 10-12 hours/week.

WHAT SIZE FARM SHOULD I HAVE TO DO THE REX?

When we think of farms we think of properties (or projects) that are between 2 hectares (5 acres) and 5,000 hectares (12,500 acres). Smaller than that and you would be better off doing a Permaculture course with your local experienced Permaculturalist or an excellent online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course such as our colleague and friend Andrew Millison runs at Oregon State University.

WHAT IS A FARMER?

Just so you know, here in Australia a “farmer” is the general description for anyone who’s primary vocation is working as a pastoralist, grazier, cereal/grain legume producer and fruit and vegetable producer or ‘primary producer’. In other countries we know that ‘farmers’ are people who cultivate the land and a rancher is someone who runs livestock. We’re keeping it simple by calling production landscape managers “farmers”.

CAN I DO THIS 10 WEEK REX IF I CAN’T MAKE THE LIVE SESSIONS?

Yes you absolutely can – we will record each and every live session and these will be available to everyone who registers for this REX. We’ll upload each live session as soon it completes — this usually takes 60-90 mins of upload time.

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO THE 10 WEEK REX?

If you can read and write, do basic math and can use a computer then you are fine to do this REX. The 10 week REX will be one of the smaller challenges you face in running a farm — not to scare you off, BUT, when managing natural systems challenges occur.

That’s why we recommend holistic farm planning using the Regrarians Platform® — you won’t be going ahead without having a thorough look at your capabilities, capacity and how that meets with what your land’s capabilities and capacity is too.

WHY SHOULD I DO THIS 10 WEEK REX?

Regenerative production landscape management as a profession is the most important profession in the world, and for our species to continue we believe strongly that we need to have a revolution in agricultural land use practice.

To have an appropriately experienced and holistic farm planning consultant come and work with you to generate a farm plan will cost you $150/hr + and anywhere from $1500-$10,000+. Quite frankly at the lower end of that price range you’re going to get a pretty average plan and one that doesn’t reflect your needs. At the higher end you might well get a decent plan but its $10K right!

With this model you’re getting what would cost you $5K-$15K if we were going to do it with you as an individual client. This runs counter to our belief that you if you are to be successful as a farmer then you should be an effective farm planner. At USD$950 you’d get Regrarians’ Darren J. Doherty for just 6 hours — hardly enough time for even someone with his experience to do an effective job.