Joshua and Tara Dukart of Seek First Ranch have been practicing Regenerative and
Holistic Management since 2008. They have 15 years of experience speaking, teaching, coaching, and offering facilitation
throughout the United States and Internationally. Their ranch, located near Hazen, North Dakota, focuses on using the principles of Regenerative and Holistic Management to enhance soil, plant, and animal health, as well their own quality of life, finances, and community. Together they strive to help others find ways to enrich the lives they were created to live.
Joshua is a Certified Educator of Holistic Management. He holds a degree in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from North Dakota State University. His career has spanned from engineer and conservationist to educator, rancher, and business-owner. The Soil & Water Conservation Society selected Joshua as their Harold & Kay Scholl Excellence in Conservation Award recipient in 2017. Cattle Business Weekly presented Joshua with a Top 10 National Industry Leaders Award in 2015 and Joshua was recognized as one of North Dakota’s Top 40 Professionals Under Age 40 in 2012. Joshua also had the pleasure of working on the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District Team (2005-2016) and serving as the Executive Director for the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition (2009-2017).
Tara holds degrees in Language Arts and Elementary Education. Her teaching career began in the Taranaki region of New Zealand. In the US, Tara spent eight years teaching writing and English classes at the middle school level as well as remedial reading and math. After experiencing significant health challenges, Tara began to realize the direct link between soil-plant-animal and human health. Tara is passionate about helping others improve their mental, emotional, physical, and immune health plus enhance the effectiveness of their communication through a special series called, “Empowered & Equipped.” Tara also manages the Seek First Ranch website and the direct marketing of its high quality, pastured, grass fed and finished meats.
Guided by their faith, Joshua and Tara have conviction—not just to conserve, but to regenerate landscapes, businesses, communities and livelihoods. They firmly believe wealth can be generated in a variety of ways: biologically, financially, and through relationships.
Joshua and Tara also enjoy raising and home-educating their three inquisitive children, who are delightfully helpful in asking questions—a very important component of the Seek First Ranch mission.
You were created by a powerful & almighty God in His priceless image with intention & for a purpose.
You & your Family or Team can identify your individual God-given talents, strengths & abilities along with your learned & acquired skills to achieve the life & mission He designed for you.
Ranchers, Farmers & other Professionals have a unique ability to simultaneously & synergistically regenerate soils, build healthy profits & achieve their desired Quality of Life & relationships.
Parents & older Generations can be fully Equipped to model effective communication, autonomy, purpose & vision to help empower their children & younger generations for learning opportunities & successes.
Your Time is Now.
You will Do Great Things.
We can Help You Find Your Way - the way that works for you - by Helping you ASK the RIGHT QUESTIONS.
It all STARTS with your 'WHY'.