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REX FAQ

CAN I DO THIS 10 WEEK REX IF I CAN’T MAKE THE LIVE SESSIONS?

Yes you absolutely can – we will record each and every live session and these will be available to everyone who registers for this REX. We’ll upload each live session as soon it completes — this usually takes 60-90 mins of upload time.

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO THE 10 WEEK REX?

If you can read and write, do basic math and can use a computer then you are fine to do this REX. The 10 week REX will be one of the smaller challenges you face in running a farm — not to scare you off, BUT, when managing natural systems challenges occur.

That’s why we recommend holistic farm planning using the Regrarians Platform® — you won’t be going ahead without having a thorough look at your capabilities, capacity and how that meets with what your land’s capabilities and capacity is too.

WHY SHOULD I DO THIS 10 WEEK REX?

Regenerative production landscape management as a profession is the most important profession in the world, and for our species to continue we believe strongly that we need to have a revolution in agricultural land use practice.

To have an appropriately experienced and holistic farm planning consultant come and work with you to generate a farm plan will cost you $150/hr + and anywhere from $1500-$10,000+. Quite frankly at the lower end of that price range you’re going to get a pretty average plan and one that doesn’t reflect your needs. At the higher end you might well get a decent plan but its $10K right!

With this model you’re getting what would cost you $5K-$15K if we were going to do it with you as an individual client. This runs counter to our belief that you if you are to be successful as a farmer then you should be an effective farm planner.  At USD$950 you’d get Regrarians’ Darren J. Doherty for just 6 hours — hardly enough time for even someone with his experience to do an effective job.

This model of farm planning promises to change this, and is backed up by Regrarians’ world-leading experience in having run over 200 ‘open consultancy’ (on-farm trainings which focus on the host’s site site to plan with all attendees participating in open planning of that site over 3-10 days) courses all over the world since 2009.

The capital you have is valuable right — the 10 week REX is all about respect for that capital and to have you direct the majority of it to your regenerating your enterprise, community and landscape for the ‘maximum sustainable profit’ of all.

WHAT SIZE FARM SHOULD I HAVE TO DO THE REX?

When we think of farms we think of properties (or projects) that are between 2 hectares (5 acres) and 5,000 hectares (12,500 acres). Smaller than that and you would be better off doing a Permaculture course with your local experienced Permaculturalist or an excellent online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course such as our colleague and friend Andrew Millison runs at Oregon State University.

WHAT IS A FARMER?

Just so you know, here in Australia a “farmer” is the general description for anyone who’s primary vocation is working as a pastoralist, grazier, cereal/grain legume producer and fruit and vegetable producer or ‘primary producer’. In other countries we know that ‘farmers’ are people who cultivate the land and a rancher is someone who runs livestock. We’re keeping it simple by calling production landscape managers “farmers”.

CAN I DO THIS REX AS A CONSULTANT?

Absolutely — this is a great way for you to take your clients through the Regrarians Platform® (RP) farm planning process and for you to learn how to use the RP in your consultancy.

WHAT’S MY TIME COMMITMENT PER WEEK?

There are 4 hours/week in live online sessions. Depending on your needs and questions you might spend 2-4 hours/week on the forum or you might not be on there at all. The weekly task work (homework) and review feedback will take 2-4/hours/week. Again its completely up to you to put whatever time that you think is appropriate and fits in with your life. However, as a minimum we recommend participants allocate 10-12 hours/week.

WHEN DOES THIS 10 WEEK REX START AND FINISH?

The 10 week REX starts on Sunday July the 2nd (EU/Americas) and Monday July the 3rd (Oceania)

The last session of this REX will be the final ‘Live Q&A’ on Friday the 8th of September (EU/Americas) and Saturday the 9th of September in Oceania.

WHAT DOES THE WEEKLY REX PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

1. Sunday (EU/Americas) – Monday (Oceania)

Live Webinar/Q&A – 2 hours

• Our facilitators conduct a live presentation over 60-90 mins and the Regrarians Team collates the questions that participants type in and we then answer these for the remaining time in the session. Any unanswered questions we refer participants to the forum that week.

2. Monday-Saturday (EU/Americas) – Tuesday-Sunday (Oceania)

Open Forum – All week

When you sign up to the REX you get access to the private Regrarians® Network forum. Each and every week of the REX the Regrarians Team will be on hand to answer your questions and give feedback. Beyond the REX you are now part of a community of practitioners who will continue to help you in your work. 

3. Thursday (EU/Americas) – Friday (Oceania)

Task Work in – to review

Every week you will need to submit some work to the private REX Google® Drive. There’s no marks so don’t think you’re at school or college! The Regrarians Team is all about giving you the feedback you need to make the most of your investment in this training and in the lands you manage.   

4. Friday (EU/Americas) – Saturday (Oceania)

Live Q&A – 2 hours

• We’ll run a live Q&A over 2 hours – your questions will be collated and the Regrarians Team will answer them

5. Sunday (EU/Americas) – Monday (Oceania)

Repeat

WHAT IF PARTICIPANTS DON’T COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THEIR HOMEWORK?

This is not a certified training – the results people get will be self-determined – the price of the training has been determined in part so that people honour their investment by putting in the work over the duration of the training.

WHO ARE THE MAIN CONTACTS AT REGRARIANS LTD.?

Darren J. Doherty is the REX Program Leader. Smilyan Pavlov manages all of our web-related work and should be contacted if there are any web dramas such as with bookings, log-in queries or with the affiliate program. Regrarians Ltd. Directors,  Lisa Heenan and Isaebella Dohertyare also able to be contacted.

Please use Facebook Messenger as the default contact for any of us.

HOW OFTEN WILL DARREN J. DOHERTY BE INVOLVED IN THE REX?

Over the 10 weeks of this REX Darren will be involved in every live session, thoughout each week on the forum, an in reviewing the weekly task work and overseeing the amazing Regrarians Team. The REX is his baby and he’ll be there the whole time.

WHO ARE THE REGRARIANS TEAM?

We’ve worked with and trained some exceptional individuals over the last 25 years. Many of these people have gone on to be great friends and colleagues. We sent invitations to a broad cross-section of these people, some of whom have 20-30 years experience, some with only maybe 1-2 years — though most have between 5-15 years experience. Its important to have that cross section of experience as those who have less experience are in the thick of the growing pains that any start up has and have a different and very live perspective of this phase than those who are at a more mature phase in the process.

All of these people are good people — they are decent, have good manners, are respectful, collaborative and keen to see you succeed.

HOW DO I ACTIVATE MY AFFILIATE PROGRAM?

Really easily — click this link and you’ll be taken to the REX Affiliate Registration page. Fill out the simple form and then you’ll be given your own affiliate URL along with an embeddable URL for your website. You share these with your networks and every registration that comes from you gets you USD$50.

You can check the number of registrations you’ve been credited with in your own private listing. In the first week of the course you’ll have your nominated PayPal or Transferwise account credited with the amount you’ve accrued.

WHAT INTERNET SPEED WILL I NEED?

For the 2 live sessions per week you will need to have the same internet speeds that you’d have to use Skype® or similar voice and video.

WHAT PLATFORM ARE WE USING FOR THE WEBINARS?

GoToWebinar is the ideal platform for this kind of event. We’ve been users of this conferencing and webinar software for years and they’re reliable and easy to use.

We’ll be running an #REX10Week orientation session on Sunday the 18th of June in EU/Americas & Monday the 19th of June in Oceania — this session will be run for an hour. Check your local times in the table below. We’ll be using the GoToMeeting software for that session — we recommend you log in 15 mins early so that you can familiarise yourself.

If you need to know more about GoToWebinar then please click this link.