San Juan Ranch
Starting a career in regenerative agriculture? Want to develop technical skills in grassfed beef production?
The Quivira Coalition New Agrarian Program seeks applicants for its 8-month (March to Nov 2016) on-site apprenticeships at: San Juan Ranch in Alamosa, CO
San Juan Ranch is a certified organic, grass-fed beef ranch located in the San Luis Valley near Saguache, Colorado operated by George Whitten and Julie Sullivan. The apprenticeship curriculum includes Holistic Management, animal husbandry, range health monitoring, planned grazing, herding, ranch infrastructure maintenance, improving soil by grazing cover crops on irrigated cropland, finishing process for grass-fed cattle, low-stress livestock handling, and organic certification. In addition, the curriculum may include a series of professional development opportunities. Apprentices emerge from the program with tangible skills, both technical and interpersonal, that are essential for successful employment in sustainable agriculture, and for eventual ownership and management of their own operation.
Start Date: Approximately March 1, 2016 (Apprentices will attend an orientation at the end of the week of March 15 in the Santa Fe area.)
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015
Position includes a monthly stipend, housing, some food, and an education fund.
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