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gary nabhan: researchers unveil sustainable farming methods for southwest farmers hurt by climate shift

February 24, 2021 Agriculture has been a major part of the state’s economy for a very long time, but droughts and heat waves have made many farmers’ jobs more difficult. But researchers from the University of Arizona and elsewhere around the southwestern U.S. and Mexico say they have a way for farmers to deal with […]

Posted: April 7 2021
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intergenerational succession?

'If there's no water, what's the point?' Female farmers in Arizona – a photo essay Debbie Weingarten and Audra Mulkern, December 19th 2017, The Guardian  Despite the fact that women have always farmed, they have been left out of our agricultural narrative. An incomplete story has real consequences: women have been left off land titles and […]

Posted: December 20 2017
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the shortage of livestock veterinarians is reaching "crisis levels"

Even after the lamb comes, the ewe continues to strain. Sticky with afterbirth, the ram lamb calls to his mother in quavering tenor, but though she lifts her head in his direction and lets out a low moan of response, her heaving sides won’t let her rise and go to him. In the compounded darkness […]

Posted: May 9 2017
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the future of pecans (and more) in southern Arizona

Water rights are a hot topic lately, especially in the arid Southwest. It's even harder for small farmers who often can't afford the increasing cost of water to irrigate their crops. Pair that with urban growth and developers with money to spend and it can be difficult to imagine an easy path forward for sustainable agriculture […]

Posted: December 17 2016
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head farmer job in patagonia, az

Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Farm in Patagonia, AZ is looking for an operation technician to work as part of a professional team to create a sustainable farm for conserving precious seeds. This position is responsible for overseeing field preparation, cultivation, irrigation, and similar activities as needed, as well as the maintaining all farm equipment and structures. […]

Posted: April 21 2016
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tucson arizona recognized as world city of gastronomy by unesco Tucson has always been a city of gastronomy. Today, it was designated a World City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), becoming the first city in the United States to receive such a designation. The designation adds Tucson to UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, created in 2004 to promote […]

Posted: December 11 2015
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Arizona slow money event

Arizona Food, Farm and Ranch Finance Forum, January 13-15 Biosphere Two: What’s in it for YOU? If you are a social impact investor or venture capitalist: Come and hear Slow Money founder Woody Tasch tell how $30 million in dollars of investing locally in 220 food and farm businesses since 2010 is creating viable options […]

Posted: December 6 2013
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ranch jobs!

via the Quivera Coalition. Quivira Coalition – Land & Water Program Opportunity Summer Watershed Restoration Intern: Download the PDF for full job descrption & application. The Quivira Coalition seeks a 2013 summer intern who is passionate about land health to assist with a variety of tasks linked to our Comanche Creek Watershed Restoration project. The intern will work under […]

Posted: May 22 2013
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NYFC seeks a western organizer!

A great opportunity to work with the National Young Farmers' Coalition in the Colorado River Basin. COLORADO RIVER BASIN ORGANIZER The National Young Farmers’ Coalition seeks a full-time Colorado River Basin Organizer to build 7 new young farmers coalition affiliates in Colorado River Basin states (AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, UT, WY) and promote various […]

Posted: June 19 2012
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csa farm for sale

Here's the listing, plus a note from Kelly to the greenhorns community. This is a wonderful opportunity! Metro Phoenix, Arizona area. Fully operational and quite profitable, turn-key operation with 250 CSA members, 33 acres under cultivation, full farm staff and 2,600 SF house (4 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath, 3-Car Garage on 2.50 acre parcel). $475,000. […]

Posted: March 8 2011