Caroline Caldwell on Land Transition and Advice for the New Agrarian
Wanderlust by Scott Buckley
2:39 – Introduction, Caroline describes the ranch she lives on and her background in agriculture
6:55 – Caroline discusses her current work with Quivira Coalition
7:55 – Most rewarding and challenging parts of her current job
9:45 – Tips for mentors and/or apprentices for conflict resolution
12:20 – Common internal issues people new to agriculture face
16:21 – Discussed American Farmland Trust project with transitioning land to a new generation
19:46 – Options for new agrarians to work in regenerative ranching
23:47 – Evaluating ideas and values of ownership versus ranch management/stewardship
29:42 – Is agriculture production right for you?
32:13 – Things to consider for ranch/land management success
35:50 – Personality traits best for being in ranch management position
37:38 – Interesting/surprising things Caroline has learned about land transition in the West and people’s connection to their source of food
41:33 – How to learn more about land transition
43:06 – What’s next for Caroline and her career trajectory
47:40 – In-person event in Colorado – October 19-20, 2022 – Society for Range Management https://www.cssrm.org/events.html
48:47 – Job Announcements
Richards Ranch/C&R Ranch Apprenticeships https://quiviracoalition.org/newagrarian/apply/
NAP 101 Zoom Calls https://quiviracoalition.org/events/nap-101-oct11/
Deep Springs College Farm Email [email protected]
Apricot Lane Farms https://www.apricotlanefarms.com/apprenticeship/
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