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Posted: September 28 2011
Quivira Coalition’s “New Agrarian Career Connection”
Tuesday, November 9, 2011 @ 6:30-8:30 pm
Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, New Mexico
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Are you eager to get out on the land, but don’t know where to start?
Or do you already have land, but are looking for an extra hand, or someone from the next generation to mentor?
If you answered YES! To either of these questions, then come to the New Agrarian Career Connection on the evening of November 9th at the Quivira Coalition’s 10th Anniversary Conference. The Quivira Coalition recognizes the urgent need to connect experienced land owners/manager and conservation leaders with the next generation of people who will be responsible for growing our food and stewarding our planet. At this event we will pack the room with agrarians of all sorts -- new and old, urban and rural, cowboy boots and Birkenstock sandals – and create the ideal conditions for conversing with like-minded people, contemplating apprenticeship, exploring partnerships, learning about land transfer programs, and more! We will start the evening with a short presentation by Julie Sullivan and George Whitten (San Juan Ranch), experienced new agrarian mentors. They will walk us through the “do’s and don’ts” of mentoring new agrarians, and then we will kick off the meet and greet.
Prospective employers/mentors will include (but are not limited to) private ranches and farms, conservation groups, food advocacy organizations, government agencies, land use service consultants (i.e. Holistic Management), and related private-sector businesses.
This event will feel like “job fair” meets “county fair livestock show” meets “speed dating.” Employers/mentors will be represented at tables grouped according to type, and interested new agrarians will make 2 minute rounds to establish interest and make connections.
All participants – new and experienced agrarians, alike – should bring pertinent documentation (pamphlets about your farm/ranch/conservation group, business cards, resumes, etc...) so that information can be exchanged in case you make a second date.
Employers should contact Catherine at [email protected] to reserve table space for the event
Albuquerque, New Mexico