Patricia Pantano, Dr. Ann Adams, Serena Hena, Margaret Brascoupe, Laurie Bowman, Mimi Sidwell and Nancy Ranney
April 12-14, 2013
Friday Night Talk $10
Saturday all day workshop $175
Sunday all day workshop $175
All 3 days $300
SHOPPING CART & CHECKOUT APPEAR IN LEFT COLUMN
Sponsor/SFCC Student/TB/special discount registration and for Buddy Pass & 20% discount registration please call 505-819-3828.
A two day and a half day conference for all women farmers and ranchers interested in improved quality of life, profitability, and land health. Want a down-to-earth approach to education? Then come to the source. We take it seriously, but we make it fun, interesting and real, so you’re ready to tackle real-world issues. Learn how Whole Farm Planning can help you achieve improved quality of life, profitability, and land health. Hear about the successes participants have achieved. Learn from experts in the field about ways to farm successfully whether you are a beginning farmer or have been farming for years. Network with other farmers in the Southwest to share tips and learn about farming resources
FRIDAY NIGHT TALK
APRIL 12, 2013, 7-9 PM
WOMEN’S GARDENER, FARMER, RANCHER TRAINING
Friday night we will have a community panel discussion with the instructors involving participants and a forum for practical hands on questions. Topics covered will be generated by the audience present. This is an opportunity to dive deep into the feminine wisdom brought forth by our seasoned, expert speakers. These women of the Southwest have laid down their roots in this extreme landscape and brought forth fruit, food, art, song, dance, beauty, textiles, ceremony and children, the next generation and keepers of the cultural heritage. Join us, network, ask questions, get answers and maximize your efforts by tapping into the experience and expertise of Dr. Adams, Patricia Pantano, Serena Hena, Margaret Brascoupe, Laurie Bowman and Nancy Ranney.
SATURDAY ALL DAY WORKSHOP
APRIL 13, 2013, 9:30-4:30 PM
WOMEN’S GARDENER, FARMER, RANCHER TRAINING
Morning Session Dr Ann Adams, Holistic management Institute (HMI)
This session is an easy-to-understand introduction to the concepts of Holistic Management. It provides an overview of key Holistic Management principles and introduces the value and benefits of holistic goals and decision testing. The session lays the foundation to improve land productivity, increase profits, and enhance family relationships. Participants will feel more confident in their decision making.
Afternoon Session Field Trip
Tesuque Pueblo Lunch
The Tesuque Pueblo has a long history of auto determination, self-reliance, food production, hunting, art, farming and the offering to the divine for their blessings with traditional songs, dances and feasts. They have worked with seeds for millennia selecting, planting and blending characteristics that make crops hearty to withstand the extremes of this land of enchantment. Serena Hena and Margaret Brascoupe are gardeners, mothers and a pueblo elders and will host us in Tesuque for the afternoon. Sharing ancient knowledge, common practices and communal principles we will work side by side with Serena. A tasty, traditional meal will drive the points home as we are invited to see the patterns that shaped an entire civilization that has survived for thousands of years. In contrast to our present civilization which may perish in the next few hundred years particularly if we do not move swiftly. Sometimes to move forward we may have to look to the past and relearn what has been forgotten.
SUNDAY ALL DAY WORKSHOP
April 14, 2013, 9:30-4:30 PM
Laurie Bower, Director and Nancy Ranney, President of the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA) representing producers, consumers, land managers, conservationists, and researchers. The organization seeks to improve human, ecological and animal health, and strengthen local agricultural communities by educating producers and the public about grass-fed livestock products. Their presentation will cover:
Part 1: “Grassfed 101” Laurie Bower, Director, Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA)
Part 2: “Holistic Management, Lean Natural Beef and Land Restoration at the JX Ranch.” Mimi Sidwell, JX Ranch, Tucumcari, NM.
Part 3: “Working with Carbon on the Ranney Ranch: The Interplay of Range Management, Grass-fed Beef, Wind and Biomass” Nancy Ranney, Ranney Ranch Corona, NM
Camino De Paz Farm and school with an organic lunch.
- Women as Keepers of Seed and Tradition
- Passage from “The Source” by Mitchener
- Family Traditions and Farming
- Planting/Farming as Cultural Transmission
- Food as Medicine & Food Groupings: Native/Hispanic; European/Mediterranean; Asian/Island
- Farming as Survival; Farming as Lifestyle Choice
- Importance of keeping our food “pure”
- Women as Nurturers
- Women as Scientists
- Formal vs. Informal Scientists: the unsung heroes
- From Marie Curie to Rachel Carson to Temple Grandin and beyond.
- Our Obligation to Young Women Today
- Exposure to a Lifestyle of Meaning, Integrity and Purpose
- The Three Stages of Learning; the Adolescent Capacity for Real and Meaningful Work
- Relationship to Values
- Farming and Ranching as a Career Choice: Doers, Thinkers, Planners.
- How to Support More Young Women in Farming
- An Integrated Farm/Ranch: Camino de Paz
Read article by Patricia Pantano: Food: It’s a Real Education for Tumbleweed Magazine
As Director of Community Services for HMI, Ann Adams has designed and implemented training programs for both trainers and practitioners. She regularly teaches classes (onsite and distance learning) and offers consulting in Holistic Management for family farms and ranches with a particular focus on goal setting facilitation and financial planning and small acreage grazing. Trained as a mediator for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Court System, Ann also has experience with other conflict resolution processes that she brings to her facilitations. She has also been a Certified Educator for Holistic Management International since 1998 and has written countless articles, helped develop agriculture-based software for financial and grazing planning, and written a training handbook, At Home with Holistic Management: Creating a Life of Meaning, published in 1999. She owns a small farm in the Manzano Mountains, southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico where she raises goats and chickens.
Laurie Bower is the Director of the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA), a non-profit alliance of ranchers and grass-fed enthusiasts throughout the Southwest region of New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. The organization conducts production and marketing seminars for ranchers and educational outreach to the general public, while continuing to work with stakeholders to strengthen local food processing, distribution and marketing infrastructure. Laurie has over 20 years of experience in marketing, and has spent the last 7 years assisting in fund raising and development for a variety of non-profit organizations, with specific emphasis on sustainable agriculture.
Mimi Sidwell runs the JX Ranch in Tucumcari, NM with her husband Tom. The ranch has won various conservation awards for their outstanding land stewardship and restoration work. Mimi coordinates the marketing for their “Lean Natural Beef” to a variety of local markets and has established a successful program amidst the significant challenges such as the continued drought, limited processing options and the remote location of the ranch. She has also run a successful dude ranch program and overnight retreats as an additional source of ranch-derived revenue.
Nancy Ranney currently serves as the President of the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA), a non-profit alliance that promotes grass-fed livestock products throughout the Southwest. Nancy is also a member of the Quivira Coalition Board of Directors – and was a featured speaker at their 2010 conference. Nancy’s work at the Ranney Ranch in the high mesa country near Corona, New Mexico, including planned rotational grazing, conservation management and marketing grassfed beef, has been featured in TIME magazine and the New York Times.
Bio from Quivira Conference 2010:
The rugged mesa country along the Gallo Canyon south of Corona in central New Mexico is home to the Ranney Ranch, a cow-calf operation purchased in 1968 by George and Nancy Ranney. In 2002, George, Ed, David and Nancy Ranney, with the capable support of Melvin Johnson, long-time manager, took up a new challenge of caring for the long-term health of the land while responding to growing national demands for healthy, locally raised food, clean energy and sustainable solutions to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. The family instituted a rotational grazing program on the ranch, began direct-marketing range-raised, grassfed beef from HYPERLINK “http://www.ranneyranch.com” Ranney Ranch, and, along with neighboring Gallo Canyon ranchers, signed a contract with FirstWind to develop wind resources. We are currently working on carbon sequestration and biomass production feasibility studies for the area.
Nancy spent her childhood years on a farm in northern Illinois raising and showing horses and fell in love with New Mexico as a teen when her parents bought the Corona ranch. She has a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from Harvard University and has worked for planning/design firms in central California. She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and of the New Mexico Cattle Growers, is on the Board of Directors of the Quivira Coalition and is the current President of the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA).
Nancy Ranney currently serves as the President of the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance (SWGLA), a non-profit alliance that promotes grass-fed livestock products throughout the Southwest. The organization conducts production and marketing seminars for ranchers and educational outreach to the general public, while continuing to work with stakeholders to strengthen local food processing, distribution and marketing infrastructure. Nancy is also a member of the Quivira Coalition Board of Directors – and a featured speaker at their 2010 conference, presenting on the topic: Working with Carbon: The Interplay of Range Management, Grassfed Beef, Wind and Biomass
Nancy Ranney and her conservation work with the Ranney Ranch has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times. As mentioned in the Ranney Ranch website:
VENUE & SCHEDULE
All workshops held at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave in Santa Fe, NM. Call 505.819.3828 for more information.