NEW AGRARIAN PROGRAM 101 Join the next NAP informational calls to learn more about becoming an agrarian apprentice! CALL INFO: AUGUST 19TH 6-7:30PM MT JOB BOARD C&R Ranch, Paskenta, CA - They are hiring a NAP apprentice for the winter season. More info here. Canyon Meadows Ranch, Salt Lake City, UT - Hiring an employee to sell grassfed […]
In the 1880s, the XIT ranch was the largest range in the world under fence and it all laid in the Texas Panhandle. It's three million acres sprawled across ten counties in Texas. The state of Texas, the biggest state in the union, used the sale of the ranch to pay for it's red granite […]
Two opportunities to join some awesome ranches in Colorado and California!
4 exciting positions available in the western ranch country.
Greenhorns! It's no secret that the National Young Farmers Coalition goes to Herculean efforts for young farmers across the country, from fighting lobbyists from big ag to make sure the farm bill addresses the needs of small farmers to advocating their chaps off for farmer student loan forgiveness programs. Now, it's time to help them […]
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 […]
photo: Samuel Oslund Whatever it was that called you to farming - political, environmental, social, or your love of nature - one thing we often overlook as new farmers is the complex realities of running profitable businesses. It only takes a season to realize that the margins of profit in agriculture are small. As producers […]
Every other Tuesday, High Country News's Laura Jean Schneider publishes a new essay on her experience as new cattle rancher in New Mexico. In her pieces, we've found the most compassionate and insightful commentary on the Malheur Occupation to date, well-articulated thoughts on "The Era of the Landless Agrarian," and scores of compelling personal insights. Schneider and her […]
Please join National Farmers Union December 5-8, 2016 for our FREE online beginning farmer and rancher conference. Growing for the Future is a unique online, interactive virtual conference focused on beginning farmer and rancher issues, including: mentorship, business planning, USDA programs women and veterans in farming, conservation and much more! The conference is completely online, and features […]
This great graphic and the following analysis is taken from Dave Pratt a really on-point blog post over at the Ranching for Profit blog about having boundaries between your home life and work life. We think it'll resonate with a lot of farmers and farm workers out there. Read the whole post! If you scored more […]
http://realranchers.com Usually the FB stuff is lame, but these ranchers have the right flavor saltlick. Check it out, communications majors.
Here's an excerpt from a recent post in the Ranching for profit blog. The whole post can be found HERE "According to one cattle industry leader quoted in a prominent publication, Those who are not willing to take advantage of the new technology may not be able to survive. He isn’t alone in believing […]
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/62921614] Audio Portrait: Heidi Redd, Dugout Ranch; Stakeholder Group: Working Landscapes perspective
The Rodear Initiative (RI) is a pilot project for an innovative management system designed to improve the health, diversity, and productivity of public and private rangelands in the Northern Rockies. The RI is working in partnership with Keystone Conservation and other project partners. Project operations are conducted on a National Forest summer grazing allotment outside […]
California greenhorns! If you're interested in ranching, check this out:
SOTE Ranchers Cooperative After a five-year analysis, it became clear that the fragmented nature and scale of the beef industry has created data gaps for ranchers that give cattle buyers and processors a distinct advantage. SOTE Ranchers Cooperative has established a business framework that collects this lost data, and through a cooperative structure will aggregate […]
At the Hearst Ranch. Check out the videos HERE
Some suggested reading from Nancy Ranney of the wonderful Ranney Ranch in New Mexico. Beginning with her talk at the 2010 Quivera Coalition Conference. Thank you, Nancy! http://quiviracoalition.org/images/global/321-Working%2520with%2520carbon%2520on%2520the%2520Ranney%2520Ranch.pdf TIME article by Judith Schwartz: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,2016079,00.html New York Times article by Kim Severson: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/magazine/10cowshare.html# National Geographic blog by Bill Chameides: http://www.greatenergychallengeblog.com/2010/11/thar-she-blows-wind-on-the-horizon-in-the-american-west/
all positions have been filled for now, but this is an amazing program - one to keep your eyes on. It's a project of the Quivera Coalition. Conservation and Ranching Leadership and Youth (CARLY) CARLY: There are few challenges more important at this moment in time than encouraging the next generation of leaders in conservation […]