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CREATE is an 22-week program designed to train and empower consultants and coaches in the theory, principles and practices behind healthy, regenerative agricultural systems.

At the completion of this training, attendees will have the business plans, skills, tools and templates required to start their own agroecological coaching businesses, providing services so desperately needed in the rural sector today.

CREATE Australia 2023

“Consciously Regenerating Ecosystems in Ag Through Transformative Experiences”

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What the CREATE Program Offers

The CREATE program offers you the world’s most in-depth training in regenerative, agroecological systems thinking. Topics dig deep into microbiology, soil science, agronomy, plant physiology, management, mindset and behaviour change. Combining practice and cutting-edge science, you will acquire and cultivate the skills and observations to offer true holistic agricultural options to your clients.

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Hear What Our Past CREATE Students Have to Say!

  • 1. Profoundly altered their ability to diagnose many on-farm/ranch challenges.

  • 2. Increased their ability to effectively coach and train producers.

  • 3. Has improved their technical understanding of minerals and microbes

CREATE Australia 2023 Schedule

Program Overview

Week 1 | 23-30 April

In-Field School

Tombarra, NSW

Schedule Application Call

Week 2 | 11 May

Topic #1 | Principles, Foundations & Coaching

Topic #2 | Values and Sytropic Business Part 1

Week 3 | 18 May

Topic #1 | Sytropuc Planning. Report Writing

Topic #2 | Big Audacious Project Part 2

Week 4 | 25 May

Topic #1 | Chemistry Foundations

Topic #2 | Periodic Table / Mulders Chart

Week 5 | 1 June

Topic #1 | Soil Testing

Topic #2 | Carbon

Week 6 | 8 June

Topic #1 | Plant Physiology & Indicators

Topic #2 | Calcium

Week 7 | 15 June

Topic #1 | Soil Microbiology

Topic #2 | Phosphorus

Week 8 | 22 June

Topic #1 | Microbial / Plant Communications

Topic #2 | Nitrogen

No Class | 29 June

Week 9 | 6 July

Topic #1 | Human Nutrition / Microbiome

Topic #2 |

Week 10 | 13 July

Topic #1 | Water, Drought, & Climate

Topic #2 | Potassium

Week 11 | 20 July

Topic #1 | Composting

Topic #2 | Magnesium

Week 12 | 27 July

Topic #1 | Soil Management - Trees

Topic #2 | Manganese, Iron and Redox

No Class | 3 August

Week 13 | 10 August

Topic #1 | Management-Grazing

Topic #2 | Selenuim

Week 14 | 17 August

Topic #1 | Animal Health

Topic #2 | Copper & Sulfur

Week 15 | 24 August

Topic #1 | Soil Management - Trees

Topic #2 | Cobalt & Molybdenum

Week 16 | 31 August

Topic #1 | Final Report Due - Pests & Disease

Topic #2 | Sodium & Iodine

Week 17 | 7 September

Topic #1 | Legal-ese, Marketing with Integrity

Topic #2 | Zinc & Silica

Week 18 | 19-22 September

Topic #1 | 4 Days to Share Client Reports

Topic #2 | Getting Ready to Launch

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

People who have a combination of the following skills and experiences: practical farming/ranching/growing experience and/or science and technical background in horticulture/ agriculture/soil science or ecology.

People who have a commitment and vision bigger than themselves. People who are coachable and willing to ask the hard questions of themselves. People who enjoy coaching and empowering others. Communicators and educators. Ecological thinkers. People who recognize regeneration is a journey not a destination. People who can bring a degree of humility and can leave their ego at the door. People who are already working in consultancy, facilitation or education.

Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

What are the commitments for this program?

The course is 22 weeks in total. After the initial 6 days in class, we estimate 22-28 hours per week of self-directed coursework, which includes reading, practical work and online sessions. There are also weekly coaching (1 hour), hub calls and 3-hour webinar sessions. At the end of the program, we come together for a final 4-day digestion session.

You will have a special project to work on for the duration of the program, using a property you choose (or we can provide a case study) to create an in-depth written report and recommendations for action.

You will need to choose 2 sites to take soil mineral, microbial, leaf tests and visual assessments. The Regen Platform powered by Soil Mentor is provided free to students to collect their first round of observations. 

This report is based on the foundational diagnostics, templates and framework provided. This course will require a major investment from you in time, commitment and self-development. Picture the depth and breadth of topics we need to cover for you to start your own coaching business, be prepared to put in the work and you will reap a bountiful harvest.

Wisdom from Past CREATE Students

"This program is for folks who are looking to take their agroecological careers to the next level and solve big challenges in ag".

"Anyone willing to make big changes in their attitude and knowledge would be great for this"

"Work on your English/writing skills to prepare for report writing".

"If you have a full-time job and you're not ready to go hard, then sit this one out until you feel ready to give it all".

"This program is for highly driven and motivated people with a strong "why."

"Give yourself the full 20-30 hours each week."

"Take stock of all of the materials and resources you are given and plan to go deep in the tech/nerd stuff later."

"Be present and dive deep with your cohort."

"You have some of the best ag coaches in the world at your fingertips. Make sure you use every coaching session you can!"

"Dig deep it will pay off so much".

When & where is CREATE 2023?

CREATE begins in-person on the 23rd of April. The initial classroom time begins on the afternoon of the 23rd to the morning of the 30th April 2023, at Tombarra,
Braidwood, NSW, Australia.

At the end of the online portion, we come together for a final 3-day digestion session 19th- 22nd September 2023, again at Tombarra.

Where do I stay for the practicums?

We have accommodation for you on-site at Tombarra. Food is provided. Special meal requests can be considered.

https://www.tombarra.com.au/

Is this an online or in-person program?

Both (see above.) The twenty-two weeks are online with the beginning and final practicum in-person.

How many people can attend?

For the 2023 intake, we are limiting student numbers to no more than 20.

What is the deadline for the application?

The Deadline for applications closes on the 20th January 2023.

Do I need formal qualifications?

Not necessarily. The ability to observe and critically think is the most valuable capability to bring. Each applicant will be considered based on their own merits. Recommended pre-reading includes Nicole’s book “For the Love of Soil” and books by Carol Sanford.

Can anyone join the Integrity Soils Fellowship?

The Fellowship is an invitation only group offered to those who excel during the CREATE course. Students can choose to proactively partner with the Integrity Soils and be profiled on our website.

Who is this course NOT for?

Although each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. People that have no experience in food/fibre production will not be considered.

This is not a program for the faint-of-heart, for those wanting business as usual, or those who rest on their laurels. If you would describe yourself in any of the following ways:

If personal development does not interest you, or you do not value investing in yourself. If you’re looking for a prescription. If you just want to change from one input system to another or are looking for ‘the silver bullet answer’. If you’re already an agronomist who sees Regenerative Ag is the next big trendy ticket. If you’re looking for just another marketing tool...

Then this is not the program for you!

Who Is Behind CREATE?

Together this team pulls together diverse and powerful skills in communication, facilitation, coaching and behaviour change science, with decades of practical experience in regenerative, agroecological systems.

As a team they bring established track records in capacity building and empowering farmers, ranchers, growers and land care organizations.

  • Nicole Masters

    Nicole is a globally recognised agroecologist, speaker and author of the book "For the Love of Soil". She has over 24 years practical farming and food production experience, with 20 years of experience as a regenerative Ag coach and educator. Nicole is formally trained in soil science, organizational learning, pattern thinking, and adult education. She has worked closely with diverse production sectors from; dairy, sheep & beef, viticulture, compost, nurseries, market gardens, racing studs, lifestyle blocks to large-scale cropping. Working with such diverse clients has fostered a broad knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing different production systems. During many of her years as an educator, Nicole has been practically involved in food production.

  • Meagan Lannan

    Meagan, with husband Pete, owns and operates Barney Creek Livestock, a regenerative grazing operation, based in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, Montana. Barney Creek partners with landowners to build their soil, ecosystems, and teaches them how to give more back to the land through adaptive grazing. Meagan has facilitated and taught various topics on a local, regional, and national level. Barney Creek Livestock were the 2022 recipients of the Montana Aldo Leopold Conservation Award. This prestigious award recognizes farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners who inspire others with their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat management on private, working land.

  • Jules Matthews

    Jules manages a farm near Wellington, NZ. A whole-hearted regenerative practitioner, she is passionate about making a difference for people. Jules backs up her passion to empower meaningful change through a solid background in multiple disciplines, including; neurolinguistics, ontological coaching, epigenetics, farm management, the production of nutrient-dense food and an uncanny ability to train stock dogs.

  • Cody Spencer

    Cody is a land steward from the high plains of Alberta, Canada. He is the owner of Sweetgrass Bison, a company dedicated to the regenerative rematriation of plains bison to their ancestral lands and providing nutrient-dense food to his community. With over 10 years experience in land management in Texas and Alberta he coaches other producers across North America transitioning soil to regenerative systems. He lives with his wife and two boys along the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Brian Dougherty

    Brian brings a diverse and deep practical and technical experience to the team. He is currently a field agricultural engineer for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with a master’s degree in agricultural engineering. His current research and extension efforts focus on cover crops, manure management, and the effects of cropping systems on soil health and water quality. In 2018 he received a Nuffield Scholarship and studied the intersection of soil health, water quality, and nutrient management, with a focus on regenerative agriculture and related global efforts to remediate soils. Before his extension work Brian was the coowner/operator of a dairy farm near Waukon, Iowa.