SAFS & EFFS students - this course may be substituted for an agricultural/bio elective. Sent on behalf of Dr. Jason Rowntree: I would like to let the undergraduate and graduate students within our department know that I am teaching ANS 490 section 001 and ANS 890 section 001 as an Intro to Holistic Management for Fall 2016. The course is 3 credits and will be taught every Tuesday from 4-7 pm in Anthony Hall. Holistic Management is a framework for decision making that helps farm managers, personal individuals and business entities deal with production-environmental-social complexity of management at the landscape level. More information on Holistic Management can be gleaned here: http://savory.global <http://savory.global/>. These are the projected course objectives: Identify key themes and principles in Holistic Management Assess whether a system is complex or complicated Improve decision-making skills within the framework of Holistic Management Identify the four key insights of Holistic Management Define a whole under management Apply holistic management to develop an individual or entity Holistic Context Identify the ecosystem processes of a system and assess process deficiencies in a system Identify tools to manage ecosystems along with their appropriateness for a given on farm problem Identify the 8 key decision filters for an on farm decision Be able to filter how decisions can impact a Holistic Context. Description Total Credits 3, Lecture/Recitation/Discussion 3 hours. Transdisciplinary nature of addressing complex problems in agriculture and society. If you are interested in taking the course, please contact Tracy Rich at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or stop by 1250 Anthony Hall to sign up for the course. An independent study form must be filled out for each student. Thank you.