Who is Graeme Hand?

Graeme HandGraeme Hand is a Holistic Management Certified Educator.

Graeme was taught by Alan Savory and learnt much through observing and through his own experience on his farm and other people’s farms. Graeme invites you to joinStipa Native Grasses Association.
Also Graeme is the president of Stipa Native Grasses Association and is available as a consultant.

Visit: www.stipa.com.au

Unique to Farming Secrets is his DVD “Living Soils – Nutrisoil Open Day 2011”, “STIPA’s 6th National Native Grasslands Conference” and “Stipa National Conference 2011: – Managing Native Grasslands for Soil and animal Heath

Living Soils – Nutrisoil Open Day 2011

Living-Soils-Nutrisoil-Open-Day-2011 Presentations from Dr Christine Jones, Nicole Masters & Graeme Hand.

Comments from attendees:
– Rewarding & informative.
– Too much to take in in 1 day
– Graeme Hand’s grazing management talk very useful, especially how long he suggests rest periods ie. 150 days
– Liquid carbon pathway through microbial bridge particularly interesting. Why aren’t we all doing it?
– Changed our pasture management since the day.
– Another “not to be missed” Open Day
– I have been studying the biological approach for the last 18 years and been implementing. Still picking up tips from your speakers

SUPER DUPA SPECIAL – Pack of 4 Events

The “Super Dupa Special” Includes 4 DVDs. They are:

– Dr Elaine Ingham “Compost – Just Do It” (RRP $55)
– Gray Zimmer & Joel Williams “BFA Biological Roadshow 2011″ (RRP $55)
– Dr Paul Hepperly “Who Says Organic Farming Is Better?” (RRP $55)
– Dr Christine Jones, Nicole Masters & Graeme Hand “Living Soils – NutriSoil Open Day 2011″ (RRP $77)

STIPA’s 6th National Native Grasslands: “Holistic Management Amazing Results”

 The speakers at this conference make a living from their decisions relating to various native pasture management regimes in their various enterprises. 

DVD 1: THE IMPORTANCE OF MANAGEMENT Graeme Hand, Branxholme, Victoria

Graeme’s property, small beef (200 ha) was purchased in 2001 and had previously been cropped or “pasture improved”. The majority of the property was capeweed, onion grass, bare ground and thistles with some areas of ryegrass and phalaris. Using the Holistic Management® framework and Planned grazing™ the property now has significant areas of native grasses as well as introduced perennial grasses. A simple explanation of this management is provided.

STIPA’s 7th National Native Grasslands Conference – 3 Days

This special pack combines 2 DVD Sets:
Stipa National Conference 2011 – Managing Native Grasslands for Soil and Animal Health
Dr. Fred Provenza – Animal Nutritional Wisdom and Feeding Behaviour
Includes Farm Walk to one of Australia’s leading cattle propertiesAre your curious to extend what you are doing?– Have you heard about STIPA Native Grasses Association?
– What about Pasture Cropping?
– Holistic Management?
– Wisdom of Animals in Feeding and Behaviour?
– Stress Free Animal Handling?
– The Role of Animals in Pasture Biodiversity?
– Experiences of Innovative Farmers?
– The value of 100s of Australian plants for macro, micro and extra-nutrients?
– Building Carbon with Ease

Stipa 8th Native Grasslands National Conference: “No more sowing seeds with Native Grasses”

Landscape function and grassland condition are important indicators of the health of a landscape and its capability to retain water and nutrient re-serves and respond vigorously to good growing conditions. Being able to accurately and quickly assess function and condition enables land managers to improve plant and animal performance at low cost and risk and reduces vulnerability to difficult conditions.


These conference DVDs will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:


  • Lower your farming risk.
  • Keep more money over time in your business.
  • Increase biodiversity on your farm.
  • Improve your soil health
  • Determine what regeneration technique will work for you.

2 day intensive workshop- Pasture Cropping and Grazing Management

Wanting to increase soil carbon, decrease chemical and fertiliser inputs, better manage your stock through better grass? The below may be of interest. Good afternoon,As many have requested, we are pleased to be able to offer a 2 day intensive workshop focused on...

8th Stipa Conference Sneak Peek – Know Your Soil By Your Plants

Graeme Hand, CEO of Stipa Grasslands Association, was one of the speakers in the recent Stipa Conference. In this clip he shows a list of things to target and observe to measure your soil health and manage pasture regeneration. They are simple observations to assess a...

Holistic Management: Observing your cattle to manage grazing

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Using animals to regenerate grasslands

Graeme Hand explains what animals do to break up the soil. He speaks of the trial used to show the potential of native grassland recovery. Mercunda is one of the projects of Stipa to improve the ecological health in Low Rainfall Grasslands. The goal of this project is...

Reasons Why Your Farming Sucks!

Helen Disler gave her feedback from the recent ABC News report about the importance of soil carbon for the fertility of the soil. This is something that every farmer needs to know. Reference: ABC News -...

Does your soil need fertilizers?

Learn more about Graeme Hand here: https://farmingsecrets.com/experts/graeme-hand-2/ This clip is a sneak peek of our "Walk the Talk" February 2014 filming from the An Introduction to Holistic Management workshop. 'Walk the Talk' filming is one of the benefits of...


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Upcoming Events

  1. Perth Holistic Management Course

    May 1 @ 8:30 am - May 2 @ 4:30 pm
  2. Agfest 2019

    May 2 - May 4
  3. 2019 Food & Farm Fest

    May 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm