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new job alert! quivira coalition hiring full-time colorado manager

Quivira Coalition and the National Western Center have teamed up to expand Quivira’s New Agrarian Program (NAP) in Colorado, and are hiring a new, full-time position. The NAP Colorado manager, together with the rest of the NAP team, will be responsible for implementing this apprenticeship program in Colorado, as well as building and strengthening the […]

Posted: February 25 2021
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check out this amazing workshop on managing cattle, soil health, and local food economies in colorado.

This workshop takes place on October 18th - 19th at Adams State University.  It is led by Dr. Allen Williams, a champion of the grass-fed beef industry as well as cutting edge grazing methodology. Dr. Williams helps restore natural soil water retention and reduce runoff, increase land productivity, enhance plant and wildlife biodiversity, and produce […]

Posted: October 10 2017
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(some more) awesome western ranch apprenticeships

Two opportunities to join some awesome ranches in Colorado and California!

Posted: April 21 2017
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holy, moly, 2017 ranch apprenticeships!

4 exciting positions available in the western ranch country.

Posted: March 20 2017
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be a delegate at slow food nations

Registration is now open for delegates who would like to represent their regions at the Slow Food Nations summit in Denver July 14-16, 2017.

Posted: February 21 2017
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quivira coalition seeks coordinator for their beloved new agrarian program

The Quivira Coalition, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that builds resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on Western landscapes, seeks a coordinator for their New Agrarian Program (NAP). Now, we can't even tell you how awesome the Quivira coalition is in less than 500 words, so we'll just like to some of the other times […]

Posted: January 21 2017
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slow money decelorator, boulder, co, oct. 21

Slow Money is hosting the world’s first Decelerator on October 21st, bringing together all who care about Colorado food systems and want to find new ways to invest in them! The day-long event will take place at beautiful Lone Hawk Farm, just north of Boulder. Learn more and register at

Posted: October 17 2016
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helping rural kids!

Social obstacles faced by the youth of San Luis are many for a small town. Since traditional ways of life have been eliminated by loss of land rights, youth are challenged by poverty, northbound drug trafficking, and alcoholism. Costilla County has the highest rates of diabetes in the state. The 2012 Census states 37.3% of […]

Posted: June 8 2016
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food hubs in the rural west

Can food hubs boost rural farming economies? Lyndsey Gilpin, 21 April 2016, High Country News Their idea was to use the building as a community food hub: Local farmers pay a fee to the organization to bring their food to the school building, where it’s sold wholesale at an affordable price for consumers. That way, […]

Posted: April 25 2016
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2016 apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture in the american west

Starting a career in regenerative agriculture? Want to develop technical skills in grassfed beef production, dairy management and cheesemaking, or heirloom fruit tree cultivation and holistic orchard management? The wonderful folks at the Quivira Coalition are seeking applicants for their New Agrarian Program's eight-month (March to Nov 2016) on-site apprenticeships at San Jaun Ranch in Alamosa, CO; James Ranch […]

Posted: October 25 2015
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rewild! escape from monomania

Rewild! Escape from Monomania by: George Monbiot October 17, 2015, Rural America Most human endeavours, unless checked by public dissent, evolve into monocultures. Money seeks out a region’s comparative advantage—the field in which it competes most successfully—and promotes it to the exclusion of all else. Every landscape or seascape, if this process is loosed, performs […]

Posted: October 20 2015
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lady justice brewing: a women-founded and operated, community-focused, philanthropic brewery

Support these ladies in their Indiegogo campaign! The Impact Lady Justice Brewing is unique. We are the world's only solely women-founded and operated, community-focused, philanthropic brewery. Your support plays a crucial role in setting a new standard for brewing. Your support also lays our foundation to begin making positive change in the lives of women […]

Posted: July 15 2015
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red rocks

What are young farmers doing after hours? Just hanging with Neil. NBD.

Posted: July 11 2015
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boulder conference: protecting and caring for earth’s community of life

Boulder, CO Apr. 3- Apr. 7, 2014 The Contemplative Alliance and Naropa University would like to invite Boulder area farmers to join a special gathering of faith and spiritual leaders, civil society, ecological advocates and others from April 3rd to April 7th.  Anyone interested in attending can contact Janelle Surpris directly. Find out more about the […]

Posted: February 14 2014
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open source forever!

Open Tech Forever is helping create the Open Source Economy: a collaborative society that shares its knowledge, skills, technologies, and resources to overcome artificial barriers and achieve abundance and prosperity for all. And they are building an OPEN SOURCE FACTORY! We have a 40 acre permaculture site 15 minutes from downtown Denver. This campaign will fund the […]

Posted: July 13 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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young farmer mafia in BOULDER Colorado?

HI there young farmers. Greenhorns team is crashing slow money conference to distribute information about our New Agrarian Trust. more details soon, but in meantime looking for farmer-hosts, preferably in bike distance of downtown while we are in town. Please email [email protected] if you have leads. WE can bring barter items!  

Posted: March 15 2013
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pachamama organic farm is hiring

Pachamama Organic Farm in Boulder, Colorado is now accepting applications for seasonal employees and interns. Pachamama is seeking to hire full-time employees and interns to participate in all areas of the farm during the 2013 season, including seeding, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and marketing vegetables, and various other farm projects. Both positions require living on […]

Posted: February 18 2013
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internships at native hill farm

Native Hill Farm is a  diversified intensive vegetable farm located just north of Fort Collins, Colorado cultivating the freshest and highest quality naturally grown produce for our neighbors.  We grow high quality vegetables using innovative and sustainable growing practices with a focus on passive season extension techniques. We are in our fifth year of cultivation and we […]

Posted: January 28 2013
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apprentice at colorado cattle ranch

RANCH APPRENTICE wanted for year-long position on San Juan Ranch, a certified organic, grass-based cattle ranch in Colorado. Apprentice will be trained in all aspects of ranch management. Room/partial board + stipend. Start date late March 2013. Contact Virginie Pointeau at the Quivira Coalition to request application: [email protected], or download it HERE. Applications due January […]

Posted: January 13 2013
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james ranch, paid apprenticeship !

SEEKING DAIRY/CHEESE MAKING APPRENTICE for 8-month position with James Ranch Artisan Cheese, an organic, 100% grass-fed cow dairy and cheese making operation in Durango, Colorado. Hands-on experience with all aspects of cheese production, including low-stress animal handling, milking, cheese-making, biological monitoring, marketing, financial planning, Holistic Management, and land stewardship. The James Ranch has been recognized […]

Posted: December 22 2012
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land opportunity in greeley, colorado

Including the potential to take over a growing CSA Operation. Coming to us from Claire Boyles, Boyles Family Farm. We have 16 (or so, survey pending) acres with irrigation water rights for sale in rural Greeley, Colorado for $110,000 pending approval of recorded exemption at the county office. There is a possibility for a farmer […]

Posted: July 9 2012
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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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land library needs new home

Couple needs new home for 30,000-volume Rocky Mountain Land Library By Electa Draper for The Denver Post Give me a home where the stacks of books loom, and the reader and researcher play. Two self-described bookish people with an unusual dream worked a quarter-century and amassed a 30,000-volume collection on "the land and people's connection […]

Posted: February 29 2012
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farmland for rent, western colorado

This special land needs to be used and nurtured.  If there is someone who wants to grow organically and needs land on which to do it, this is a golden opportunity in a very special rural place a half hour from the nearest town. Wanted:  a self-motivated couple, partners, or independent singles to rent farmland […]

Posted: February 20 2012
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land available - Cortez, CO

This one is for serious applicants!  If that means you, read the property description and contact Dan Peterson by email: danpetersen at to set up a telephone chat. The irrigated land in the photos covers 12 or 13 acres.  The entire ranch is 150 acres with a total of about 25 acres of agricultural […]

Posted: January 24 2012
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farm dinners workshop

Step by Step, Row by Row:  How to Start Your Own Farm Dinner Business January 14 & 15, 2012 Cure Organic Farm, Boulder, Colorado This 2-day workshop is intended for cooks, chefs, artists and artisans, farmers, food lovers and anyone who feels inspired by seasonal, locally grown foods—and mobile kitchens. Meadow Lark Farm Dinners offer […]

Posted: November 14 2011