Technical Service Provision
Quivira is building Technical Service capacity for New Mexico farmers and ranchers!
Are you a producer who is interested building soil health?
Are you interested in accessing state Healthy Soil Program or NRCS funding?
Are you interested in planning for succession or growth of your operation?
The Carbon Ranch Initiative is developing ways to support farmers and ranchers. We are working to offer grant writing assistance, help with soil assessment, and the creation of farm and ranch plans. If you are interested in support with grants or soil assessment, please reach out to CRI Director, Eva Stricker as she is working to develop these programs and let her know your needs and interests. We are gauging interest in setting up sliding scale, fee-for-service services.
We have grant money to help create eight farm and ranch plans in 2021. For best consideration, apply by February 1, 2021. Having a ranch or farm plan can help you prioritize management, access funding, and reach your goals. Application below.
Apply for a free Farm/Ranch Plan!
If your New Mexico-based operation has soil health as a goal, we hope you will apply for a farm/ranch plan! Apply below.
We are currently partners on a grant with Mad Agriculture that will fund eight ranch plans to help farmers and ranchers improve soil health. If you are in Colorado, check out Mad Agriculture Farm Planning. Other states, let us know you are interested and we’ll see how we can help.
Applications will be prioritized based on need for support, participation from Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers, and fit with the program’s goals. This project is prioritized to support individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Identify as of Latinx, Chicanx, Hispanic, Tribal, Black/African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, or mixed ethnicity.
- Obtained veteran status
- Have annual income at or below poverty level ($26,200 for a family of four)
- Identify as women or LGBTQ+
Qualified applicants from any background with strong applications will also be considered. The Quivira Coalition is strongly committed to supporting all ranchers and farmers who are practicing or wish to practice regenerative agriculture, which we define as agriculture that promotes soil, livestock, wildlife, ecosystem, and economic health.
Please contact Eva at eva [at] quiviracoalition.org with questions.