New Agrarians: Conference for Beginning Farmers in New Mexico

2011 New Agrarians Conference for Beginning Farmers brought to you by QUIVIRA COALITION, Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, New Mexico In this historic conference we will hear from a wide variety of new farm, ranch and conservation leaders and their innovative, hands-on ideas and practices that are changing the way we look at the land, our water, and ourselves. Courtney White, Executive Director Our New Agrarian Conference speakers will feature well-known authors, experts, and practitioners, with 80% being diverse, young agrarian leaders working hard to successfully meet the challenges of the 21st century. Come be inspired and take their knowledge and excitement home with you! Online registration opens July 1 through Quivira’s webpage. An all-day workshop on Tuesday, November 8,"Managing Rangelands for Success in the 21st Century," will be lead by Jim Gerrish from American GrazingLands Services LLC, of May, Idaho. A natural educator, Jim has helped farmers and ranchers across the nation more effectively manage their grazing lands for economic and environmental sustainability.

Don’t miss our special fundraiser on Tuesday, November 8, an evening with Bill McKibben and Bill deBuys. “Is It Getting Warmer Out There, or Is It Just Me? Land and Livelihoods in the Southwest.” Open to the public. You do not have to attend the conference to attend this fundraiser. Wednesday and Thursday plenary sessions will feature a wide range of agrarians covering topics related to ranching, farming and conservation. Opening speaker, Deborah Madison has long been involved in the sustainable and local food movement, as a cookbook author, chef, teacher and community activist. She is on the board of the Seed Savers Exchange, has been involved with Slow Food for over a decade, and is presently co-director of the Monte del Sol Edible Kitchen Garden in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Become a sponsor now and have your name and/or weblink posted on our front page! Contact Catherine cbaca@quiviracoalition.org for more information. Reserve exhibitor tables early. The Embassy Suites offers a bright, open space for everyone to view your display and visit. With over 500 attendees this is an affordable opportunity to reach your target audience. Contact Catherine cbaca@quiviracoalition.org for more information ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 1. www.quiviracoalition.org

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