Ranching For Profit Workshop Opportunities

Do you want to make your ranch more profitable with less work and stress? If so, make plans to attend one or both of two upcoming Ranching for Profit workshop opportunities to be held in this area. Billed as a learning experience like none offered before, these workshops are designed to provide ranchers with some of the tools needed to start improving their land and creating profitable businesses that can be in families for generations to come.

The first Ranching for Profit workshop will be held on January 11-12, 2023 at the Ernie French Center on the grounds of the Williston Research Extension Center. Hosted by the Williams County Soil Conservation District, the workshop will run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm both days. Instructor for the workshop will be Dave Pratt who will be covering the topics of Economics & Finance and People & Management.

Dave Pratt is one of the most sought-after speakers on sustainable agriculture and profitable ranching in the world today. He grew up on a small ranch and worked for cattle and sheep ranchers in Northern California where he learned ranching from the bottom up. In addition to his practical roots, Dave holds BS and MS degrees from the University of California and Washington State University. A Range and Livestock Advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension Service for 15 years, Dave researched cell grazing and strategic issues impacting the sustainability of ranches. In 1991 Dave began working with Stan Parsons, the founder of Ranch Management Consultants. He started teaching the Ranching for Profit School in 1992. When Stan retired in 2001, Dave and his wife Kathy, bought RMC. In 2019, after many successful years they sold the company to Dallas Mount.

Registration fee for the Williston workshop is $30 per person which includes lunch both days. Those interested in attending are asked to pre-register with the Williams County SCD at 701-774-2319 by January 4, 2023.

The second Ranching for Profit workshop will be held on February 7-8, 2023 at the Mountrail County South Complex in Stanley. Hosted jointly by the Mountrail County Ag Agency, Ag Improvement Association, and Soil Conservation District.  The workshop will run from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm both days. Instruction for the workshop will be Dallas Mount covering the topics of Grazing & Ecology and Real World Financial Scenarios.

Dallas Mount is the owner of Ranch Management Consultants. Dallas has led RMC since 2019 and worked with hundreds of ranchers across the U.S., Canada, and Australia.  He helped them position their business for economic profit and ecologic health. After working with University of Wyoming Extension for 18 years, Dallas started teaching the Ranching for Profit School in 2012. Dallas holds a BS and MS from Colorado State University and has spent time working in cow-calf, feedlot, yearling, haying and grazing operations. Dallas and his wife Dixie own and manage a grazing operation near Wheatland, WY.

Registration fee for the Stanley workshop is $30 per person which again covers lunch both days. Those interested in attending are asked to pre-register for the workshop by February 1, 2023. To pre-register, you can contact the Mountrail County SCD at 701-628-2151 Extension 3, the Mountrail County Ag Agency at 701-628-2835 or the Burke County SCD at 701-377-2831 Extension 3.

Helping to sponsor the workshops in addition to the organizations listed include the Soil Conservation Districts in Divide and Burke counties, Agassiz Seed, and the ND Grazing Lands Coalition. The Ranching for Profit program is designed to help you to find the breakthroughs that will improve the health and productivity of your ranch, the profitability of your business and the quality of your life. These workshops will provide bite size sections of the full school. To learn more about the Ranching for Profit program and what others have to say after participating in the program, visit their website at www.ranchmanagement.com.

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