Roots to Resilience: Consultants

Join Dallas Mount, of Ranch Management Consultants, to learn how to unlock your client’s full potential through a systems-based approach. 

This training event is tailored to agricultural consultants, advisers and professionals who are passionate about enhancing their knowledge in systems-based thinking and applying it to drive positive change on farm.  

Farming is constantly evolving, and farmers want to know the best way to move their businesses forward. However, instigating positive change on farm can often prove challenging for several reasons. 

In recognition of this, AHDB has a new programme called Roots to Resilience. As part of the programme a two-day training event will be held on 11 and 12 December in Daventry and Sutton Coldfield, hosted by Dallas Mount, owner of Ranch Management Consultants. 

Key takeaways

During the event, we will cover: 

  • Exploring the social side of farm consulting  
  • Resistance to change and how to overcome it 
  • Facilitating healthy conflict and dialogue
  • Effective teaching strategies
  • Incorporating systems thinking and social dynamics into your work  

The Roots to Resilience programme recognises that systems-based thinking is a critical skill set for modern agricultural consultants. It also recognises that farmer decision-making is not solely driven by economic factors and that is why the course will also incorporate the “human element” of farming and will be delivered with systems thinking at its heart.  

Dallas Mount

This transformative two-day training event will be delivered by Dallas Mount, owner of Ranch Management Consultants, which is the home of the world-renowned Ranching for Profit course. 

Throughout the lifetime of Ranching for Profit, Dallas has worked with farmers across the USA, Canada and Australia to help them create profitable businesses, with healthy land and happy families. Dallas holds degree qualifications from Colorado State University and operates his own livestock ranch in Wyoming, USA.

A few words from Dallas Mount (YouTube, less than a minute)

Who should attend  

The two-day training aims to produce and nurture a group of trained consultants in systems-based knowledge exchange. It is therefore important that anyone applying for this training is committed to supporting and delivering technical modules, for the duration of the Roots to Resilience programme, to their clients. 

Cost

The cost of the two-day training event is £482.82 including VAT. This fee covers all training materials, meals, accommodation and refreshments during the event. 

Apply to join the waiting list

Places for this course are competitive. Apply by emailing ke.events@ahdb.org.uk to request an application form. This will need to be completed and returned via the same email address. 

The deadline for applications was Monday 6 November 2023. 

Email us at ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

What the course will include

Farm tour and field activities to demonstrate methods of farmer engagement and education, including:

  • Soil health
  • Ecosystem diversity exercise
  • Estimating carrying capacity

Classroom conversations:

  • Exploring the social/human side of farm consulting
  • Resistance to change
  • Overcoming resistance to change
  • Facilitating healthy conflict and dialogue
  • Effective teaching strategies
  • Systems thinking
  • Incorporating systems thinking and social dynamic into our work – group activity

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