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The New Rancher Camp Five Day Intensive Course

July 9, 2018 - July 13, 2018


The New Rancher Camp is a five-day intensive retreat style camp for men and women age 18 or older who are interested in becoming farmers or ranchers. You will learn new skills and discover a holistic approach to farming, life, and land management.

New Rancher Camp July 9-13, 2018 at Matheson Farms LLC, Bellingham, WA, USA

Your camp leaders for this retreat-style hands-on camp are Sandra Matheson, DVM, and Doug Warnock, MS, of the Roots of Resilience team. Sandra is a lifelong rancher, documentary filmmaker, retired veterinarian, and ag educator/trainer. Doug is a former rancher, writer, and had a long career with WSU extension. Both are entrepreneurs, and accredited Holistic Management professionals.

The New Rancher School Curriculum Includes:

  • Basic farm skills, fencing, and facilities
  • Animal husbandry and low-stress animal handling techniques
  • Raising and working with horses
  • Managing your farm or ranch for resilience using Holistic Management
  • Relationship building
  • Farm business management
  • Leadership and creating positive change
  • Monitoring your land

You should sign up if you:

  • Are considering a career in agriculture, but aren’t sure where to start;
  • Have taken ag-related classes, and now want practical experience;
  • Are thinking about a career change to agriculture from another field; or
  • Are just curious about farming or ranching life;

New Rancher Camp is for you.

At New Rancher Camp you’ll learn about ranching heritage and traditions from multi-generation ranchers. And you’ll learn about current, science-based regenerative practices that will put your future farm or ranch business on a sustainable footing.



July 9, 2018
July 13, 2018