Quivira is building Technical Service capacity for New Mexico farmers and ranchers! 

We are currently partners on a grant with Mad Agriculture that will fund eight farm or ranch plans, to help farmers and ranchers improve soil health. 




We will provide eight farm/ranch plans for farmers/ranchers and the plans will embody the spirit and science of CAP 116 criteria.

NRCS has recently approved the Soil Health Management Plan, Conservation Activity Plan 116:

  • This CAP is available to assist producers with developing a conservation plan that identifies soil health concerns related to the physical, biological and chemical properties of the soil. This activity is used to assist the client in identifying and documenting soil health resource concerns and opportunities, and/or in developing an adaptive Soil Health Management Plan. Resource concerns to be considered during plan development are soil organic matter depletion, compaction, soil organism habitat loss or degradation, aggregate instability and concentration of salts, or other chemicals.”

If you would like to be considered for one of the FREE farm/ranch plans, please fill out this application by Dec. 15, 2020. 

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.

Ranch Plan Application

  • Contact Information

  • Must be in New Mexico
  • Historically Underserved Ranchers

    Historically Underserved Ranchers (https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/people/outreach/slbfr/?cid=nrcsdev11_001040)
  • The questions below will help the program continue to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at Quivira Coalition. These questions are optional: you are not required to enter a response. We are still learning and working on a best-practice for capturing demographic data. If you have suggestions or resources you would like to share, please email us at education@quiviracoalition.org
  • Operation and goals

  • For example, this may include size, livestock, management strategy, etc.
  • This could include ecological, economic, and social goals.
  • This could be at the neighborhood, watershed, state, or national level.