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Grazing to Promote Riparian Health on a Private Ranch in Nevada

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Agee Smith

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USU Eccles Conference Center

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In 1995 Cottonwood Ranch changed its management and grazing program. It started using Holistic Resource Management as a way of thinking and managing that take a more holistic approach. It takes into consideration and works with the people, land, animals and plants (above and below ground). It has been an 18-year learning journey that continues to evolve. Agee will show before and after slides, especially of their riparian success, and discuss the journey that they have been on.

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Agee is the managing partner of Cottonwood Ranch and has basically managed the ranch for 36 years. Agee was raised on Cottonwood, attended the local rural school, and then went into Wells, Nevada to attend high school. After high school graduation, he went to University of Nevada, Reno for a year and a half before joining the Marine Corps in 1971 for two years. He graduated from UNR with a Bachelor of Animal Science in 1977, then came back to the ranch to work and run the deer hunting operation in the Fall. Always interested in learning more, Agee continues his education with classes, workshops, and seminars. He has participated in the following: Ranching for Profit School, And Executive Link through RFP, Holistic Resource Management courses,

Low Cost Cow/Calf Production School, Bud Williams’ Low-Stress Livestock Handling, Lost River Grazing Academy, BEHAVE training by Fred Provenza at Utah State University, Nevada and Colorado Range Management Schools, many times, Trial and Error: What works, what doesn’t. Agee also has an eclectic passion for reading about and learning history.

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Grazing to Promote Riparian Health on a Private Ranch in Nevada

USU Eccles Conference Center

In 1995 Cottonwood Ranch changed its management and grazing program. It started using Holistic Resource Management as a way of thinking and managing that take a more holistic approach. It takes into consideration and works with the people, land, animals and plants (above and below ground). It has been an 18-year learning journey that continues to evolve. Agee will show before and after slides, especially of their riparian success, and discuss the journey that they have been on.