New Agrarian Program Mentor Training




Intro to Mentoring

Monday, June 15th 12-1:30pm MST

Wednesday, July 22nd 6:30-8pm MST


In-Depth Mentor Training

Monday, August 17th 9am-12pm MST


If you are in the process of becoming a mentor or are interested in learning more about what it means to be a mentor with the Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program (NAP), we invite you to attend one of our three free online Mentor Training sessions.

The first two calls (June 15th and July 22nd) will provide an overview of the New Agrarian program and what it means to become a mentor. The “Intro to Mentoring” calls will be co-facilitated by NAP’s founding mentor, Julie Sullivan and one of our regional program coordinators. Julie and her husband George Whitten are owner-operators of the San Juan Ranch in the San Luis Valley where they have been hosting apprentices for over a decade.These calls are an opportunity to learn more about the nuts and bolts of the program, ask questions of our staff and an experienced mentor and think about how an apprentice might fit into your own operation.

 The “In-depth Mentor Training Call” on August 17th will build on the introductory calls and focus how to create a successful apprenticeship on your operation. We will cover topics such as: establishing expectations, open communication, balancing work and education etc. We will also walk you through the hiring process from how to write a description of your operation and the opportunity you are providing, to how to read applications and conduct interviews. This call is designed to help new mentors feel prepared to begin the hiring process in early fall. It is not designed to be exhaustive as all new mentors are also required to participate in our seven session Mentor Training Call Series from October – April of their first year with the program.

If you would like more information about any of the mentor training calls or have additional questions about the New Agrarian Program please email Alexis Bonogofsky (New Agrarian Northern Coordinator) at Jill Rice (New Agrarian Southwest Coordinator) at

Register for the June 15th mentor training here.

Register for the July 22nd mentor training here.

Registration for the August in-depth training coming soon!

Upcoming workshops

The Quivira Coalition hosts a number of workshops throughout the year for land managers interested in improving or maintaining the health of the land they steward. These workshops usually consist of one to three days on a working ranch where participants are given the opportunity to learn by doing. Topics include erosion control, biological monitoring, pasture management, soil health assessment, plant identification, native seed harvesting and more. Typically, we partner with one or several ranchers and organizations to bring a number of perspectives and types of expertise to the conversation. If you would like to partner with us on a land health workshop, please contact Arielle Quintana at
2020 NAP 101 Workshops

2020 NAP 101 Workshops

June 19th (9am-10am MT)
July 20th (6pm-7pm MT)
August (TBD)
Join us for an informational call to learn about how apprenticeship and the New Agrarian program can further your career in agriculture!

New Mexico Drought Status and Seasonal Outlook Webinar Series

New Mexico Drought Status and Seasonal Outlook Webinar Series

April 29 at 10 am MT
Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist, will review and analyze weather over the last year with attention to snowpack, surface water, and drought indices. He will also analyze the latest seasonal outlooks for precipitation and temperature for the next few months.