New Agrarian Program – Quivira Coalition
Last Updated On: noviembre 10th, 2022 at 04:43PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
1413 Second St
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505
Primary Contact: Taylor Muglia
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The New Agrarian Program pairs experienced mentors with passionate beginning agrarians to facilitate annual paid, full-time, and hands-on apprenticeships; applications are now open for all Montana and Colorado sites. Apprentices live and work on farms and ranches practicing regenerative agriculture, with access to New Agrarian Program 1:1 coordinator support, an education stipend, free in-person events, and a strong cohort of other beginning agrarians. Since 2008, NAP has partnered with ranches and farms around the west to offer eight-month apprenticeships and now has over 120 alumni. Agriculture drives economies, creates green jobs and directly affects the health of our nation. With the national average age of U.S. ranchers and farmers approaching sixty, and with less than two percent of the U.S. population currently dedicated to producing food, it is critical that the next generation of food producers and land stewards have sufficient training opportunities. NAP Apprentices develop their agricultural knowledge and skills, but they also grow as whole humans, exposed to the real-life struggles and successes facing the regenerative ranching/farming industry. Alumni have gone on to become ranch managers, start their own agricultural operations, join family businesses with new enterprises, work at federal agencies and nonprofits providing direct services to ranchers and farmers, and a number of other critical roles to the future of healthy working lands and functioning food systems.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March/April 2023
Internship Ends: November 2023
Number of Internship Available: 20+
Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
Minimum Length of Stay: Most operations 8 months, some flexible
New Agrarian Program Applications for 2023 Apprenticeships are open. Applications will remain open all positions are filled, with priority going to applicants who apply by December 15. Apprenticeships take place on working ranches, starting in March/April 2023 and running through November 2023. For more information visit: www.quiviracoalition.org/newagrarian
To check out a full list of mentor sites, visit https://quiviracoalition.org/newagrarian/locations/ and to APPLY visit quiviracoalition.org/newagrarian/apply/.
Educational Opportunities: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Apprentices spend more than 80 percent of their scheduled time on the host operation working alongside their mentor or, as their learning progresses, engaging in more independent activities. Apprentices take part in all activities necessary for the daily operation of the ranch or farm. Basic, repetitive tasks are balanced with new and increasingly challenging work to enable the development of higher-level skills and to further apprentice learning. SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION The New Agrarian Program (NAP) partners with topical experts to offer a series of monthly video calls designed to expose apprentices to topics ranging from soil health and land management to biological monitoring, financial management and business planning. Upon completion of the NAP apprenticeship program graduates will be given priority in applying for Holistic Management International training program scholarships. WORKSHOPS The apprentice will receive a $500 education stipend towards workshops, education, and travel to and from events and opportunities occurring off their mentor operation. CONFERENCE All NAP apprentices receive free registration, transportation, and lodging to the annual Regenerate Conference hosted by Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and American Grassfed Association.
Skills Desired: Experience level depends on mentor site.
Meals: See locations page for more information about compensation.
Stipend: Stipend varies by location. https://quiviracoalition.org/locations/
Preferred method of Contact: Email