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Sarah Wentzel-Fisher, Interim Executive Director

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Many of you have met Sarah Wentzel-Fisher, Quivira's communications and New Agrarian Program coordinator--and now our interim executive director. For those of you who haven't, here's a quick introduction.
For the past ten years, Sarah's work has focused on bolstering regenerative, regional food and agricultural systems. She has managed farmers markets, edits and writes for Edible Magazine, and is the board president of the Rio Grande Ag Land Trust. Recent stellar achievements at Quivira include, with Virginie Pointeau, co-authoring and designing our latest publication, Agrarian Apprenticeship, and working with Catherine Baca, Mollie Walton, and Courtney White to develop this year's Quivira Conference.
We're wholly delighted that Sarah has stepped up to take on the interim leadership role and look forward to introducing her to you in person--on the land or at this year's conference.

Temple Grandin at Quivira Conference!

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The Quivira Conference is proud to announce that Temple Grandin, PhD
will headline our conference fundraiser. Wednesday evening, November 9.

Temple Grandin, PhD, is considered the most accomplished and wellknown adult with autism in the world. She is the author of Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, and her books Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human were both New York Times bestsellers. Her life story was made into an HBO feature film starring Claire Danes and received seven Emmy awards, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody Award. more

Conference attendees and the public are welcome to join us to hear Dr. Grandin speak.
Help support the Quivira Coalition.
Tickets are only $25.
Register Now.

Featured Speakers Include:
Wes Jackson - The Land Institute - opening speaker
Jonathan Lundgren, PhD - a leader in researching the nexus between ecology and regenerative agricultural
Lucy Waruingi - East Africa - will show us what scaling-up means on a different continent.

New Agrarian Career Connection, An agricultural career fair
Radical Center Awards Reception and Social

Full Schedule

New Agrarian Program publishes Agrarian Apprenticeship

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In the last year, Quivira's New Agrarian Program has delved deeply into the state of agricultural apprenticeship in the United States as part of a Thornburg Foundation funded research project. The culmination of this work is a 120+ page book that includes our findings, profiles of apprenticeship programs around the country, and a guide to starting an apprenticeship on your ranch or farm.

The digital edition is available for free online, or you can order a hard copy for $30. The print edition is a limited run, so reserve a copy today by emailing

Read the digital edition or download the PDF for viewing offline below.

Download the PDF