Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
We would be glad to talk to your group about stockmanship for any length of time. Shorter talks (one to two hours) can just cover the value of stockmanship and minimal basics. Longer talks (three to four hours) can cover the value of stockmanship and a few more basics. A one day school covers the value of stockmanship and gives you many good stockmanship tools to take home. A one and a half or two day school provides much more opportunity for in-depth discussion on how to implement low-stress stockmanship into more areas of your livestock system.
We will show a wide variety of video demonstrating using stockmanship on different types and classes of livestock at all our talks and schools.
We do not allow video-taping of any of our talks or schools. Feel free to audio tape if you would like.
Sometimes we include live animal demonstrations in our talks, but we will not be doing that for our one or two day schools. It might seem like attendees would learn better by seeing Richard actually work the livestock or having the opportunity to work with them yourself, but we feel our time is much better spent using video and discussion in the classroom setting. When a group of people is outside, side discussions start up, some people have trouble seeing, and others happen to be looking away when something important happens. Since many of the stockmanship tools are subtle, attendees will miss much of what happens because there is no "rewind" in live demonstrations! However, using film, we can show a clip over and over pointing out what was done and the result until everyone is clear on what happened and why.
Also, if you think there might be a group of people wanting to come to a two-day stockmanship school in your area, contact us and we can set one up there!
School Group Rate
If your business or group would like to have us teach at your event, we charge $2550 plus expenses* for a one day school or $3250 plus expenses* for a two day school. The business or group would be responsible for meeting room charges as well as any break or meal expenses. Please call 417-327-6500 to schedule a school for your group.
*Expenses include travel for both Richard and Tina, meals, and hotel.
School Individual Rate
If you have a group of interested people in your area and would like to set up a one or two day school, we would charge $300/person for a one day school or $400/person for a two day school. Depending on the one-way travel distance from Bolivar, Missouri to your site, we would require the following minimum number of attendees:
- up to 500 miles: 10 attendees
- 500-1250 miles: 12 attendees
- 1250-2000 miles: 17 attendees
- over 2000 miles: call us
We would pay meeting room and attendee lunch expenses as well as our own travel expenses. Please call 417-327-6500 to schedule a school in your area.
Speaking at your Conference
If you would like us to come speak at your conference or seminar, please call us with the details, and we will provide a quote.
Our fee policy is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren't happy with what you learn, your fee will be refunded.