Workshops

New Agrarian Program 101

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

 
Call times and dates:

 

August 19th 6-7:30pm MT

 

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 newagrarian@quiviracoalition.org 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 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 Intro to Mentoring Workshops

2020 Intro to Mentoring Workshops

August 17th (9-12am 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 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.