Pasture Cropping with Colin Seis

A self-paced 9 module course that will teach you how to Pasture Crop profitably on your farm. Join Colin Seis as he delivers his lifetimes work  over 65 interactive lessons. 

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Pasture Crop profitably on your farm

Sequester carbon

Carbon is a hot topic at the moment, with most farmers turning to monoculture trees for C sequestration, but native grasslands are actually a much more efficient carbon sequestration tool. Learn from Colin how this can benefit your farm.

Restore grasslands

Keep ground cover growing year round by regenerating your native perennial grasses. Sow cash crops in the dormant periods and graze the highly nutritious grasses after harvest. This is what we call having your cake and eating it too.

Drought resilience

Build resilience on your farm with Pasture Cropping. Colin's tried and tested methods will get your farm back on track and make it more resilient to changing climates and challenging environmental conditions. Hold more water and harvest more sunlight.

New farm products

Did you know there is a huge market developing for native grass seed? Take the pressure off your farm finances by adding a native grass seed enterprise. Colin will teach you how he has made this work on Winona and how you can make it work on your farm too.

"Soil ecosystem content was great. It wasn't overly complicated, but explained the important components"

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Pasture Cropping

Curious about Pasture Cropping? 

Be a part of the worlds first Pasture Cropping online course. This course is 100% exclusive to the Smartsoil platform and is the only online pasture cropping course delivered by Colin in the world. Colin invented Pasture Cropping alongside Darryl Cluff in the early 90’s and it is now being adopted all over the world. Approximately 3 million acres are now being pasture cropped successfully with over 2000 land holders embracing this revolutionary farming method. 

All Smartsoil course’s are totally self-paced, to offer maximum flexibility in your busy farming life. However, rest assured you are not alone, with 24/7 technical support, direct access to educators, and an active social learning area, help is never far away.

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Meet the Regenerative Pioneers

Decades of experience will help you fast-track your regenerative journey 

Colin Seis

Colin Seis owns and runs a 2000 acre grain, sheep and kelpie enterprise in Gulgong, mid-western New South Wales which is all Pasture Cropped. Colin is the developer of this technique and has partnered with Smartsoil EDU to deliver a comprehensive Pasture Cropping online course. There are now estimated to be over 3 million acres around the world “Pasture Cropped” with Colin already on-boarding over 2000 farmers in Australia who are now known to be using these techniques successfully.

Dr Judi Earl

Judi Earl has been preaching the virtues and importance of livestock for land health for over 20 years. After advising and training hundreds of graziers and land managers, Judi decided it was time to put the principles into practice. The purchase of ‘Glen Orton’ – ‘the GO’ – in 2011 provided the perfect opportunity to showcase the capacity of grazing animals to regenerate land. 

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Restore your grasslands with pasture cropping

  • Pasture Cropping is perennial cover cropping – Enjoy all of the benefits of multi species cover cropping without the exorbitant seed input costs. 
  • Increase your farms drought protection – Pasture Cropping stores vast amounts of carbon in the soil which holds more water when it falls, offering you more protection from drought.
  • Keep your soil covered 100% of the time – Whether its the native grasses themselves or the added plant litter on the soil surface, pasture cropping will help your farm work towards 100% ground cover, 100% of the year. 
  • Greater profitability – With fewer inputs and added farm enterprises, your farm will be more profitable than ever before. 

"Good information delivered in a straight forward manner and content is not too intense"

TRISH
NSW, AUSTRALIA

This sounds great, but what exactly will I learn?

Click the sections below to read the course chapters.

Get to know Colin Seis, his journey, the history of Winona + the fire that brought him to change. Then dive into the origins of Agriculture, where we went wrong, and how the green revolution turned Agriculture away from nature to a more-on system.

In this chapter, we take a deep dive into grasslands & the mechanisms of how plants create soil through their life cycle. Colin speaks on Grasslands and the importance of diversity, how grasslands are the perfect model for a healthy farm ecosystem, and how we can heal our Grasslands. Learn about C3 & C4 grasses, C3 & C4 Photosynthesis, forbs and herbs, the soil food web, and how soil is created. 

Colin teaches everything grazing and the key methods that work best for pasture cropping teaching you how the integrate livestock into your pasture cropping enterprise successfully. He touches on Holistic Livestock management, the history of grazing, early pioneers in the space and their lessons, how livestock graze an area, how to implement better grazing methods, property design, and grazing management. 

By now we have all heard someone say that the most important thing on your farm is your soil, if you haven’t then we will say it again and in this chapter Colin teaches us why it is soo important and how it’s actually another universe. You will learn the relationship between healthy soil and healthy plants, how healthy soil drives plant nutrition, be introduced to amazing Soil microbes, learn about carbon, AM & VAM Mycorrhizal fungi, briefly dive into Quorum sensing then see the amazing soil health improvements at Winona.

So now you have due context and know the importance of soil health, plant health, and plant diversity, it’s time to dive into the on-farm Pasture Cropping techniques. Colin run’s through each stage of the pasture cropping season and teaches you about: preparing the crop, sowing the crop, in crop management, grazing the crop, harvesting the crop, post-harvest, tools for transitioning farmers and strategies for farmers in dryland climates. This will ensure all students can pursue Pasture Cropping both profitably and regeneratively.

Learn how to integrate multi-species cover crops into your Pasture Cropping program, either for fodder, building soil carbon, or enterprise diversification. There’s so much talk about cover cropping nowadays but what a lot of people don’t realize is that pasture cropping is actually perennial cover cropping. That being said Colin emphasizes that we can use different plants & mixes of plants to solve different problems on the farm. Learn what crops are best for Winter and which are best for Summer, which plant mixes build soil carbon and which build better animal health.  

Once you have balanced out your farm ecosystem, restored the nutrient cycle, and weened off artificial inputs going 100% organic is not hard at all, but if you have a farm still hooked on NPK then going organic too early can be detrimental. In this chapter, Colin talks further about organic pasture cropping and teaches techniques for managing your organic system, including how to manage weeds in an organic system, natural fertility, & how to scale to a fully organic system using Pasture Cropping.

If we have been destroying our farm ecosystem for a prolonged period ie (ploughing, tilling, herbicide, fungicide, artificial inputs) then you can’t expect to change things overnight. This is why Colin has written this chapter including step by step tips & practical tools, to ensure the transition to a more regenerative system is successful and supported.

Once you have balanced out your farm ecosystem, restored the nutrient cycle, and weened off artificial inputs going 100% organic is not hard at all, but if you have a farm still hooked on NPK then going organic too early can be detrimental. In this chapter, Colin talks further about organic pasture cropping and teaches techniques for managing your organic system, including how to manage weeds in an organic system, natural fertility, & how to scale to a fully organic system using Pasture Cropping.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a questions? Chances are we’ve answered it here..

We know farming leaves you with little time to do anything else, thats why all Smartsoil courses are completely self paced, meaning you can learn as it suits you and your busy schedule. 

If you are unsatisfied with your  Smartsoil membership you can unsubscribe at any time after the minimum 6 month subscription period. If, in the unlikely event that you really want to leave before then, the Smartsoil team can accomodate this on a case by case basis. 

With 24/7 technical support, the Smartsoil team will never be far away if you need any assitance at all. If there is a question you’d like answered, why not ask the communitythrough the social learnig area? 

Yes, of course you can. If you’ve got a question pertaining specifically to your enterprise you can either email Judi directly, ask your question in the monthly webinars or book a consultation with the educator. 

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