Holistic Management Series

Allan Pasture Walk Sept 21
Spring 2021

Stonewall Farm will be offering 3 classes in the Holistic Management series. This series is intended for farmers, land owners, field professionals and educators wanting to become an Accredited Professional (AP) with the Savory Institute. Those seeking to become AP’s may need to complete other prerequisites before completing the required verbal exam. As an accredited HUB in the Savory Institute’s Global HUB Network, the content and instructions meets the rigorous standards set by the Savory Institute. Each class comes with the Savory ebooks that will be sent to participates prior to the class. Classes are non-refundable.

Foundations of Holistic Management

April 15th and 16th from 10am to 4pm

Virtual $299

  • Introduction to holistic management
  • Introduction to ecosystem processes
  • Holistic Decision-making

Holistic Planned Grazing

May 6th and 7th from 10am to 4pm

On-Site at Stonewall Farm $299

  • Introduction to land planning
  • Introduction to holistic planned grazing
  • Creating your grazing plan

Holistic Financial Planning

June 3rd and 4th from 10am to 4pm

On-site at Stonewall Farm $299

  • Holistic financial planning
  • Building wealth
  • Creating your financial plan

About the Instructor: Phyllis Van Amburgh

Paul and Phyllis Van Amburgh began their farming careers in 1998 with small-scale meat production, and in 2002 started the first of three farms.  Today, they milk 200+ 100% grassfed cows and provide the education, mentoring, and support for the 150+ farms supplying milk to Maple Hill Creamery.  They farm with their five kids, aged 11-20, in central New York State. 

They were the first farm to join the founders of Maple Hill Creamery in 2010, and more than 75 others followed under their direct guidance.  As Maple Hill Creamery grew, Paul and Phyllis provided prospective investors and markets technical detail of the production of 100% grassfed dairy and outlined the attributes of this unique production model.  Their overall involvement with Maple Hill Creamery through the years has helped lead to the success and creation of this national brand. 

What began as farm gatherings to share develop 100% grassfed milk production at a commercial scale has evolved into support and training for graziers of all types, and a variety of dairy farmers, most often those transitioning to Certified Organic, 100% Grass-Fed Certified production from both grain-fed organic and conventional production.

We have published articles for our Madre Method, which outlines practices for calves raised one-to-one on their dam in a commercial dairy setting, and series’ of articles in trade magazines for successful transition to, and production of, 100% Grass-Fed dairy. 

From 2014-16 they joined the Savory Institute as a Savory HUB, delving deep into Holistic Management.  The experiences and collaboration with producers around the globe brought from the African bush to Europe and across the USA expanded their knowledge base immeasurably. They continue to maintain affiliation with SI with Phyllis as an Accredited Professional. 

Their work as producers, as teachers, as students of experts and mentors within regenerative production, and as part of an emerging national dairy brand, has provided them with tremendous insight into all aspects of regenerative production and working toward a change in agriculture.

Savory Accredited Professional and Dairy Farmer
Phyllis Van Amburg