The Quivira Coalition is proud to announce its 10th Anniversary Conference: New Agrarians taking place Tuesday – Thursday, November 8 – 10, 2011. Quivira’s 10th Anniversary conference brings together some of the most exciting and innovative ranchers, farmers and land stewards across the country: New Agrarians.
What is New Agrarianism?:
New Agrarianism is an ecological economy centered on food and land health that builds resilience, encourages ethical relationships, and celebrates life,” said Courtney White, Executive Director of Quivira Coalition.
New Agrarians: On the leading edge of a national movement
With tremendous challenges such as food security, dwindling natural resources, increasing population, loss of topsoil and climate change, the New Agrarian movement is quietly changing the face of ranching and agriculture.
The years of wars between environmentalist, agrarians and government are fading as people understand the critical relationship between land health, sustainable food and the future of our society.
10th Anniversary Quivira Coalition Promotional Video: http://youtu.be/Shz-hiEWT9g
Bill McKibben of 350.org: Bill is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him 'the planet's best green journalist' and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was 'probably the country's most important environmentalist.'
Bill deBuys, Author/Conservationist: William deBuys's seven books include A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American West (recently out from Oxford University Press), River of Traps (a 1991 Pulitzer finalist). As a conservationist, he has helped protect more than 150,000 acres in New Mexico, Arizona, and North Carolina.
Deborah Madison, Food Writer and Chef – Santa Fe, NM.
Jim Gerrish, GrazingLands Services – Idaho
Miguel Santistevan - Sembrando Semillas youth director, Taos,NM
New Agrarians (all under the age of 37):
Dorn Cox, two-time Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant awardee – New Hampshire, Jeff Gossage, Zapata Ranch - Mosca, Colorado, Lilian Hill, Native Movement Southwest – Hopi Reservation, Sarahlee Lawrence, Rainshadow Organics – Oregon, Nikiko Masumoto, Food & Farm blogger - California Annie Novak: Growing Chefs – Brooklyn, NY, Hai Vo: cofounder of the Real Food Challenge (RFC) - California , and Severine Von Tscharner Fleming: Greenhorns Documentarian – Hudson Valley, NY, and more!
Quivira Coalition can provide inspiring examples of “New Agrarian” success stories for interested media.
About Quivira Coalition: The mission of The Quivira Coalition is to build resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on western landscapes through education, innovation, collaboration, and progressive public and private land stewardship. Our constituency of over 3,500 people is highly diverse, including ranchers, environmentalists, federal and state agency personnel, tribal members, academics, and the public at large, with 500 attending the conference annually.
For more information or to register for the conference, please visit QuiviraCoalition.org.