New Agrarian Program 101

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

Call times and dates:
June 19th 9-10am MT
July 20th 6-7pm MT
August 19th (Time TBD)


Are you considering a career in ranching or farming? Are you interested in learning how to sustainably ranch or farm using regenerative practices? Have you considered applying for a 2021 apprenticeship with the Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program?

Join one of our three 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, introduce you to 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.

These calls are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about our program. Contact if you’d like any additional information.

Register for the June 19th event here.

Register for the July 20th event here.

Registration for the August event 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 Intro to Mentoring Workshops

2020 Intro to Mentoring Workshops

June 15th (12pm-1:30pm MT)
July 22nd (6:30-9pm MT)
Interested in learning more about what it means to be a mentor with the New Agrarian Program? We invite you to attend one of our Intro to Mentoring workshops in June or July, hosted via video conference. An in-depth mentor training for those interested in taking the next steps to join NAP for the 2021 season will be offered in August, date and time TBA.

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.