Collaboration for Resilience Workshop
October | | $10
This workshop will offer strategies to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in collaborative conservation as a way to build resilience on public lands with multiple stakeholders. The workshop will include information about opportunities for collaboration through the new USFS Shared Stewardship Strategy, practical information on working with diverse partners, and strategies to work towards collaboration for drought and fire mitigation across shared watersheds and landscapes.
Soil Health Basics for Technical Service Providers and Trainers
Thursday October 27, and Tuesdays November 10 & 17 | 9am – 11am | $10
We welcome agency folks, such as conservation district staff and extension agents; natural resource managers on Tribal lands; land grant, acequia, and other organizations; and producers who are interested in becoming Soil Health leaders in their communities. In recorded webinars, we will present fundamentals and quantitative assessment of soil physical, chemical, and biological characteristics, and crop rotation with livestock management. We’ll connect TSPs with participants in the Introduction to Soil Health workshop for practice assisting with in-field activities. We will then come together to discuss, troubleshoot, and brainstorm.
Session 1 – Two hours on general soil health content with NM Extension webinars, followed by two weeks when you will assist (e.g. by phone or Zoom) participants in the Introduction to Soil Health workshop with their measurements and interpretation.
Session 2 – Two hours of guided discussion on how the soil health fundamentals and activities informed each other. We will also discuss how practices and management align with the Healthy Soil Principles.
Session 3 – Two hours on soil chemical properties, advanced quantitative soil assessment, and crop rotation/livestock integration, followed by a brief guided discussion.
NOTE: Do NOT sign up for both Soil Health workshops (this one and “Introduction to Soil Health for Ranchers, Farmers and Gardeners”) because they are held together and intersect.
Introduction to Soil Health for Ranchers, Farmers, and Gardeners
Thursday October 29, Tuesday November 10 | 9am – 11am | $10
We welcome producers of all kinds, whether you have a backyard garden, an orchard, or an expansive dryland ranch. We’ll present fundamentals of soil physical and biological characteristics through webinars and provide instruction for on-the-ground activities for you to try on your own. We’ll finish up by coming together remotely to discuss, troubleshoot, and brainstorm.
Session 1 – Two hours on soil health with NM Extension webinars, followed by two weeks when you are invited to try in-field monitoring on your own, with optional support from workshop organizers and the attendees of the our workshop for educators and tech assistance providers.
Session 2 – Two hours of guided discussion on how soil health fundamentals and your activities informed each other. We will also cover the ways practices and management align with the Healthy Soil Principles.
NOTE: Do NOT sign up for both Soil Health workshops (this one and “Soil Health Basics for Technical Service Providers and Trainers”) because they are held together and intersect.
Leasing Your Future
More info to come
Leasing Land: Legal and Practical Tips for Success
Thurs Nov 5 | 1 – 3pm MT | $10
Leasing farmland is so commonplace that ranchers, farmers, and other land stewards may not think twice about the lease, itself, …until things go wrong. Prevent problems with a strong lease that addresses water usage, equipment access, payment strategies, dispute resolution procedures, long-term concerns, and more. This online workshop will help you understand what a lease should include and how to put it in writing. We’ll also cover specific state laws you need to know. Equally important, the workshop will cover skills for negotiating terms that work for all parties involved in the lease agreement. This workshop is interactive and will allow ample time for discussion and guidance on the issues that matter most to you.