Eh up! The idea of starting a thread about Holistic management has been on my mind for ages, if I am honest. Lets start by me putting my cards on the table - I have NO formal training, NO books, and NO interest in starting big wars on which way is best. I do, however, completely and utterly want to help other farmers share the message, boost farm profits, cut down on negative environmental impacts and create positives for the people I give a toss about - you guys! I will need some help, lots of help, to do this - but I feel the timing is right, the future is going to be different climate to farm in, the need to be more adaptable and more resilient will be ever greater than before. Questions are being asked... again, I am no expert, but I am answering to the best of my ability on a bunch of different threads and topics - all the answers are largely the same however: manage differently. Change how you see the "problem"... Often it appears that our education is the problem, the way we have been trained to look, and think, and the questions we ask are the problems that invariably turn our best proactive intentions around, and we find ourselves reacting to pressures outside our control? The purpose behind this thread is to help each other turn that around - no personal attacks, insults - it really does leave me in despair when I see that side of forums I will start by a few tags, feel free to add others as we go... and good luck @Sheila Cooke @martian @The Ruminant @Agrispeed @Farmer Roy @hendrebc @Blaithin @Crofter64 @Dead Rabbits @holwellcourtfarm @Sharpy @JMTHORNLEY @davieh3350 @Ukjay sorry for the inevitable ommissions, we will hopefully attract others along the way Now.. where do we start?