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Serafina Lombardi is the director of Education and Outreach at the New Mexico Acequia Association, and assists with the implementation of their Sembradores Farmer Training Program. She is dedicated to sharing information and strategies with acequias to increase their resilience and continue building the movement en defends del agua. She comes from a long line of subsistence agriculturalists and farms with her family in Chimayó. She is the past chair of the Santa Fe Farmers Market, a founding member of the Cosecha del Norte Coop, a mother and step-mother helping to raise the next generation of acequieros.
As part of a panel with Casey Holland, Patrick Jaramillo, and Dan Waldvogle, Serafina will highlight the importance of our next generation of farmers in keeping our local traditions alive, protecting water rights, while building economic and food security for our rural communities during times of change.
Highlights from last year’s event.
We invite you to enjoy videos from our 2017 Conference here. The annual Quivira Conference is internationally renowned for bringing together leaders, innovators, and stewards of the land for three days of provocative plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking with diverse attendees from across the southwest, the country, and globe. The conference creates a unique environment where ideas are sown, exchanged, and grown. Quivira’s outstanding speakers and attendees contribute expertise in ranching, farming, conservation, community, and all things soil, which is the key to it all. Every attendee brings something unique to the table, and each departs with inspiration, new connections, broader perspectives, and the tools necessary to effect change.
2017 Conference Speaker Videos
The Quivira Coalition documents its conference every year. We love to share the content of this event with those who were not able to join us in person. You can also view the 2017 videos, along with past years, on the Quivira You Tube page.
Rio Grande Water Fund Panel - Fire and Rain: Economic, Ecological and Community Resilience Sandra Postel, Laura McCarthy, Katherine Kuhas, Toner Mitchell [et_pb_popup_builder admin_label="Speaker Video" popup_source="video" divi_layout="544" trigger_condition="image"...read more
Allen Williams Restore Soil and Ecosystem Health with Adaptive Grazing [et_pb_popup_builder admin_label="Speaker Video" popup_source="video" divi_layout="544" trigger_condition="image"...read more
Rick Danvir Comparing Effects of Time-Controlled Grazing, Traditional Management, and Rest on Vegetative Covers [et_pb_popup_builder admin_label="Speaker Video" popup_source="video" divi_layout="544" trigger_condition="image"...read more