Soil Health Network Workshop Hosting

Seeking Hosts for Soil Health Workshops for New Mexico farmers and ranchers!

We are currently partners on a grant with NM Association of Conservation Districts, Holistic Management International, and Healthy Soil Working Group to build awareness and change behavior around soil health in New Mexico.

We will provide six workshops for farmers/ranchers across the state

Topics include soil physical/chemical/biological characteristics, in-field assessments, healthy soil principles, management options, and more!

Why host?

Hosts will receive a site visit by trained soil staff, large, laminated maps of their property, and be compensated for host fees. You will also build community around your operation, and hopefully meet new friends and colleagues!

Hosts will be expected to welcome 1-2 groups of participants (~25 each; but will vary depending on public health restrictions) for 1 day workshop(s), including access to restroom facilities and parking. Dates to be determined, based on the host’s and facilitators’ availabilities.

If you would like to be considered to host one of the on-farm, on-ranch workshops in 2021, please fill out this application. 

Applications will be prioritized based on need for support, participation from Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers, and fit with the program’s goals. 

  • 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.

Soil Health Workshop Host Application

Are you a producer who is interested in accessing state Healthy Soil Program or USDA funds? Did you know that having a farm or ranch plan is often a condition of funding, or a required outcome? There are many folks in the state who can help you already (feel free to reach out and we can help you connect), and Quivira is adding Technical Service capacity to conduct farm and ranch planning, specifically focused on building and storing soil carbon on working lands. We are looking for folks in NM interested in this service so feel free to reach out.
  • Contact Information

  • Must be in New Mexico
  • Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers

    Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers (https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/people/outreach/slbfr/?cid=nrcsdev11_001040)
  • All answers are optional but this project is prioritized to support individuals who identify as or meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Operation and goals

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