New Agrarian Program Mentor Training


James Ranch, Durango, CO

Wednesday, October 2nd


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 our afternoon Mentor Training session on October 2nd from 1pm-5pm at the James Ranch in Durango, CO. The training will be facilitated by NAP’s founding mentor, Julie Sullivan. 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. Our hosts, Dan and Becca James of James Ranch Artisan Cheese have also been with the program for many years and have been dedicated mentors to numerous young agrarians. The Mentor Training is an opportunity to learn from our senior mentors’ experiences, ask questions about the program, hear from the current James Ranch apprentices about their experiences and the importance of apprenticeship in their careers and lives, and to think about how an apprentice might fit into your own operation.

If you would like more information on the event or to sign up for the mentor training please email Jill Rice (New Agrarian Southwest Coordinator) at

Please RSVP no later than September 23rd

This workshop is free to attend!

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

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