In this month's training we are learning from Dr. Richard Teague, Range Ecologist with Texas AgriLife Research. Dr. Teague is and has been doing what most of us as producers have wanted, he is quantifying the results of holistic management practices and rotational grazing on soil restoration and soil health with real producers and not scientific studies done in a lab. Dr. Teague's lab is the pastures of producers like me and you. I am certain we have all asked, does holistic management, does rotational grazing really work? The answer is YES and you will get a LOT of value from the training with Dr. Richard Teague explaining to you why it works.
Dr. Teague grew up and received his schooling in Zimbabwe, Africa. He received his BS (1972) in Grassland Science, from the University of Natal, Pietermaritsburg, South Africa and Ph.D. (1987)in Botany-Ecology at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has practical and research experience in grazing management systems, brush control with fire and chemicals on semi-arid rangeland in Africa and North America. He joined the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon in late 1991 as an Associate Professor.
He believes that research and service must provide the linkage that enables managers to base decisions for sustainable land use on the principles of ecosystem function. He has used four key elements to enhance this linkage: a systems research program, resource accounting, long-term assessment and partnering with rancher clientele. He uses a systems approach in developing land and livestock management practices that sustain natural rangeland resources and the people depending on the land. His goals are to (1) broaden the understanding of requirements needed to sustain rangeland resources and economic viability, and (2) generate science based information to allow producers to improve management practices on rangeland.
Here is a presentation that Dr. Teague did to the Biodiversity for a Living Climate conference. His title is 'Grazing Down the Carbon: The Scientific Case for Grassland Restoration'.
Dr. Teague is a very down to earth guy who is concerned about real results that are usable by real producers. You will learn a lot in the training. Clicking the PayPal button below so you can access the training with Dr. Richard Teague on this page!