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Walk-Ins Welcome
Day 1, Wednesday - $100
Day 2, Thursday $100
Day 3, Friday - $60
lunches not included

The Conference takes place at:
The Embassy Suites Hotel
1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

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DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY, November 9
8am-5:00pm - Lunch included

Tools for on-the-ground restoration practices
8:30-9:15am - Monique DiGiorgio, Building Resiliency in the San Juan - Rio Chama Watershed
9:15-10:00am - Robert Strahan, PhD, Building Resiliency in the San Juan - Rio Chama Watershed - Part II
10:30-11:15am - Mollie Walton, PhD, Understanding the Metrics of Bare Ground
11:15-11:35am - Melanie Gisler Native Seed:  The Missing Tool in the Restoration Toolbox
11:35am-12:00pm - Art Goodtimes - From Carbon Ranch to Soil Health -- San Miguel County PES Project Underway in Colorado
1:30-2:15pm - Kate Zeigler, PhD - Using Hydrogeologic Data in Crop and Range Management
2:15-3:00pm - Lucy Myering -Your Estate Plan May Be the Death of You Yet
3:30-4:15pm - Miguel Santistevan, Inter-generational knowledge transfer in Acequia agriculture: obstacles & opportunities AND
Ian McSweeney - Land Transfer Is Inevitable--Are We Ready: Land Tenure and Funding Options
In collaboration with Agrarian Trust OUR LAND 2-SYMPOSIUM 2016
4:15-5:00pm - Women in Ranching - Elaine Patarini moderating Martha Skelley, Breanna Owens, Mimi Sidwell and Julia Stafford with discussion focusing on the particular challenges women face in the ranching profession. Read more

This day is supported by the USDA Forest Service - Southwest Region

5-7:00pm - Join the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance for their annual networking dinner. $25/members and $35/non-members. Cash bar. Separate registration from Quivira Conference.
Open to everyone interested in healthy land and foods!
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The Quivira Conference is proud to announce that Temple Grandin, PhD will headline our Conference fundraiser.
$25 - open to the public. Conference attendance not required. Book sales and signing one hour before and following.
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DAY 2 - THURSDAY, November 10
Plenary Session - 8am-5pm - Lunch included
Seven speakers:
8:30-9:30am - Wes Jackson - Grassland Inspired Grain Agriculture: A Progress Report
10-11:00am - Lindsey Shute - A Chance to Succeed: The movement for youth in farming and ranching
11:00am-12:00pm - Tim Sullivan-Pathways to Climate Goals: A Role for Nature
1:30-2:15pm - Jonathan Lundgren, PhD - Trading Biodiversity for Pest Problems
2:15-3:00pm - Judith D. Schwartz - The Art of the Possible: The Power of Storytelling
3:30-4:15pm - Jim Howell - The Grasslands Project: A Stewardship Collaborative
4:15-5:00pm - Nikki Cooley - Tribes, Climate, Environment & Change: Facilitating Adaptation Planning

5:15pm - NEW AGRARIAN CAREER CONNECTION, An agricultural career fair

Hosted by Quivira Coalition's New Agrarian Program and the Rio Grande Farmers Coalition. Prospective employers/mentors will include private ranches and farms, conservations groups, food advocacy organizations, government agencies, land use service consultants, and related private-sector businesses. Quivira's New Agrarian Program works with the Rio Grande Farmers Coalition to help ensure a strong showing of highly qualified, enthusiastic beginning ranchers, farmers, and land advocates in search of mentorship and opportunity.
Contact Sarah Wentzel-Fisher

This will be a fun evening with award presentations, music, dancing, snacks and time to network with old and new friends.
Misic by Porter Draw

These Awards are dedicated to the 'four legs' of The Quivira Coalition's original 'chair' - ranchers, conservationists, civil servants, and researchers. The Quivira Staff recognizes those individuals in each category who have shown remarkable and enduring leadership in the difficult job of working in the radical center - the place where people are coming together to explore their common interests rather than argue their differences, as author and conservation leader Bill deBuys has described it.

This event is included with conference registration. There is no banquet this year since 2015 was the last year for the Burch Award.

Read about the Radical Center Awards


DAY 3 - FRIDAY, November 11
Plenary Session - 8am-1pm
Five speakers;
8:30-9:15am - Lucy Waruingi- Governance; Connecting people to solve collective problems
9:15-10:00am - Gary Burnett - Community-based Collaboration in a Changing Landscape
10:30-11:15am - Chris Sramek - High Plains Food Co-op Journey from On-line Farmers Market to Regional Food-hub
11:15am-12:00pm - Pat and Sharon O'Toole - Home on the Range--Production, Conservation and Reality in Today's West
12:00-12:45pm - Leslie Allison - Growth and Leadership in the Radical Center: Our Time is Now
12:45-1:00pm - Quivira close conference  

End of Conference