New Agrarian Program 101

Join us for one of our informational calls to learn more about applying to become an agrarian apprentice!

Call times and dates:


October 28th, 6-7:30pm MT
November 11th, 6-7:30pm MT


Are you considering applying for a 2021 apprenticeship with the Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program? Join one of our upcoming informational calls to learn more about the program and decide if an apprenticeship might be the right next step for you in your agricultural career!

During the calls we’ll discuss what to expect from an agricultural apprenticeship on a working ranch or farm in New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and California. The calls will be hosted by our New Agrarian Program coordinators, and will provide an overview of our program and each of our mentor ranches and farms, and help you decide what kind of operation might be the right fit for you as you explore agriculture as a lifestyle and a livelihood. Our goal is to help participants determine which sites to apply to based on what they’re hoping to get out of their apprenticeship.

These calls are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about our program. Contact if you’d like any additional information. We will record the workshops and send the recording to anyone who registers.

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
Watch Party – Livestock Compass

Watch Party – Livestock Compass

February 10 and 24, 5:30-7pm MST

For this watch party we will pivot our usual focus on soil health tools, to instead learn about the Livestock Compass: a tool that helps measure the profitability of meat and egg enterprises.

Silvopasture Listening Sessions

Silvopasture Listening Sessions

January 13, 2021 from 1:00-2:15pm MT
February 11, 2021 from 1:00-2:00pm MT
Through presentations and participant discussion we will gain a better understanding of silvopasture in the Southwest, via Zoom.