We are proud of our holistic land management and humane livestock handling practices. These three videos demonstrate the work we do and how it is interconnected.
A central component of our farm’s mission is land regeneration. We methodically practice holistic management to transform land that was previously row-cropped, in the industrial model, into productive, pastured landscapes. This is a lengthy, arduous process that typically requires over half a decade to once again achieve full soil cover. Leveraging multiple species of livestock is the centerpiece of our strategy. Poultry, in particular, have a unique role in this process, and require careful consideration as we graze ruminants.
Will Harris shares how he evolved from the principles of grazing he was taught at the University of Georgia in the 1970’s, to the holistic management platform he so strongly adheres to and endorses today. Planned grazing is one of the integral components of holistic management that helps generate the benefits of regenerative farming.
“Planned grazing is such a big topic that it’s hard to know where to start, but I’ll just start”, says Will Harris, founder and leader of White Oak Pastures.
White Oak Pastures has become a platform for promoting the literal practice of holistic management. We are a working farm, but our scale has allowed us to also be a leading figurehead in the holistic agriculture world.
From our tour to our workshops, from our internships to our employment opportunities, from our Savory Institute involvement to our speaking opportunities, from our blog to our educational videos, every day we act as a hub for holistic management knowledge dissemination.
People come from all over the world to visit White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. This is rural southwest Georgia, where accommodations are few and far-reaching, not to mention sometimes inconvenient. It didn’t take us long to realize we wanted to provide a comfortable, quiet, convenient haven for our guests to come and stay awhile! We have four cabins, a larger guest house and Pond House to lodge in as you enjoy our farm, dining, tours, workshops, and more.
White Oak Pastures has so many unique experiences to offer. While Equine Trail Rides may be familiar to some, we are certain that our scenery will be quite different from any other trail ride you have experienced.
|Explore our sprawling farm in a natural, peaceful way- on horseback! Read on to learn more and book your ride.|
|Bluffton has a rich history and the Harris family has been here for 152 years. You bet they have some stories now!|
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