Coalition to Enhance Working Lands Manager
cj.ames at quiviracoalition dot org
CJ comes to Quivira after 8 years of vegetable farming and dairying in the Pacific Northwest. They’ve worked as an apprentice, started their own small farm, and managed the startup of a nonprofit community farm and its transition to no-till. From the beginning of their farm career, CJ has been involved in supporting the education of other beginning farmers while learning alongside them. Their favorite place to work is where soil ecology meets human systems. After years of farming in the rainforest, they’re very excited to learn and adapt to agriculture in New Mexico’s arid climate. Though farm chores are high up on their list of favorite things to do, they also love making pottery, hiking, backpacking, and skate skiing with their sweet pup Kora.