Quivira Coalition’s 2023 New Agrarian Apprenticeships in Regenerative Ranching and Farming –
Apprenticeships run March 2023 – November 2023
Applications will be accepted until December 15th, 2023.

The Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program (NAP) partners with skilled ranchers and farmers in Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and California to offer paid, full-immersion apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. NAP mentors are dedicated stewards of the land; they practice regenerative methods of food or fiber production, provide excellent animal care, and are skilled and enthusiastic teachers.

These apprenticeships are full-time, intensive education & professional training opportunities, 50-60 hours a week, varying with the demands of season, weather, plant and animal needs. The New Agrarian Program seeks applicants committed to lives in regenerative agriculture, enough experience to know what it takes to work on the land, and an excellent work ethic. Applicants must be motivated self-starters, have the ability to work independently, be prepared to work long days outside in variable conditions; be solid problem solvers; and embrace diversity and teamwork. The selected applicants will be mature individuals, excited to engage in their own learning process.

Compensation includes a monthly stipend, housing, partial board, supplemental education for beginning farmers and ranchers, and registration, travel and lodging for the Quivira Coalition conference and our apprentice orientation.

Tagged as: Conservation, Full Time

About Quivira Coalition

The Quivira Coalition builds soil, biodiversity, and resilience on western working landscapes. We foster ecological, economic, and social health through education, innovation, and collaboration.

Our Land and Water program helps ranchers develop plans and management strategies for restoring and building resilience on slope wetlands, grasslands, and other working landscapes.
Our New Agrarian program helps to ensure that living and working knowledge of these practices, and the landscape itself, is stewarded into the future.
Our Education program, including our annual conference and open source publications, creates a space for our coalition to share ideas and resources, and for the general public to learn about the critical role working lands play in the health of our food systems, communities, and our planet.
We believe well managed working rangelands and forests are two of the most effective, efficient, and immediately viable paths to remedy the effects of climate change.

Application Instructions

Each opportunity offered through the New Agrarian Program is unique. To learn about each site, visit www.quiviracoalition.org/newagrarian. Apply online at quiviracoalition.org/newagrarian/apply. We recommend choosing no more than 3-5 sites to apply to (on your application, you can indicate if you'd like to be considered for other sites if you're not offered a position at one of your top choices). If you'd like help deciding which sites might be a good fit for you, contact [email protected]