Workshops

New Agrarian Program Mentor Training

 

CALL TIMES AND DATES:

 

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 alexis@quiviracoalition.org Jill Rice (New Agrarian Southwest Coordinator) at jill@quiviracoalition.org.

 

Register for the in-depth mentor training on August 19th here.

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 arielle@quiviracoalition.org.
Healthy Soil Webinars

Healthy Soil Webinars

August 12, 26, September 9, 23
This is a four part series on Soil Health taught by Jan-Willem Jansens of Ecotone Landscape Planning, with support from Embudo Valley Library & Community Center and NM Depart of Ag’s Soil Health Program. Each webinar stands alone but also builds on the previous one.

Watch Parties for Soil Health – FarmOS

Watch Parties for Soil Health – FarmOS

September 9 and 23, 2020 5:30-7:00pm MDT
We invite you to come learn with us about FarmOS- an online record keeping system designed to help producers track their day-to-day management decisions and farm activities in a detailed way.

Watch Parties for Soil Health – Comet-Farm

Watch Parties for Soil Health – Comet-Farm

August 12 and 26, 2020, 5:30-7pm MT

We invite you to come learn with us about tools that are being developed to monitor, evaluate, and plan around soil health, including LandPKS, COMET, FarmOS and others.

Drought Resources Webinar Series

Drought Resources Webinar Series

June 22, 23, and 25:  12-1PM and 6-7PM MT

We invite you to participate in the Drought Resources Webinar Series this June. The series will include three one-hour webinars focusing on different drought-related topics, including grazing during drought, NRCS drought-resources, FSA drought-resources, and rainfall insurance.

Watch Parties for Soil Health – LandPKS

Watch Parties for Soil Health – LandPKS

July 8 and 22nd, 5:30-7pm MST

We invite you to come learn with us about tools that are being developed to monitor, evaluate, and plan around soil health, including LandPKS, COMET, FarmOS and others.

2020 NAP 101 Workshops

2020 NAP 101 Workshops

August 19th, 6-7:30 MT
Join us for an informational call to learn about how apprenticeship and the New Agrarian program can further your career in agriculture!

New Mexico Weather Outlook Monthly Webinars

New Mexico Weather Outlook Monthly Webinars

Ongoing
Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist, will provide monthly information on current and upcoming weather and climate conditions in New Mexico, with a highlight on conditions on Tribal lands.