Creating a Holistic Goal & Making Decisions for Success
Date: October 11, 2023
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM MDT
Cost: $30, includes locally-sourced lunch
Location: Juan I Gonzales Ag Center,
202 Chamisa Rd, Taos, NM
Registration Deadline: Oct 9, 2023
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 9, 2023
Join HMI Certified Educator Christine Martin and regenerative farmer, Patricia Quintana, in a field day focused on the intersection of soil health, human health, and financial health. This event is tailored towards small producers.
Besides learning the basics of Holistic Cropping Planning, you’ll access proven behavior-changing tools! You’ll create a Holistic Goal and experiment with a unique decision-testing process for improved management and social, environmental, and financial success!
After the field day, you can relax and continue networking at the Land Steward Happy Hour, hosted by Alianza Agri-Cultura, TVAA, Quivira Coalition, and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union!
Christine Martin, Holistic Management Certified Educator & Owner/Operator, The Regen Ranch
Christine Martin raises cattle, sheep, pigs, turkeys, and layers using Holistic Management and regenerative agricultural practices on 100 acres in East-Central Texas. She direct markets the meat to customers and regularly holds events at the ranch. Christine has spent the first two-thirds of her career in the corporate world trading agricultural commodities and in oil/gas marketing and has been able to build and increase her ranch customer base by 300% since she became serious about ranching in 2016. She transitioned from what she calls her ‘homesteading’ stage, while she was in the corporate world, to almost full-time ranching in 2016 after she graduated from HMI’s Beginning Farmer Rancher (BFR) course in Texas. She has been applying the tools and knowledge she gained during the BFR course to improve her triple bottom line (financial, social, and environmental) in her ranching operation. Helping others achieve a better triple bottom line, especially in promoting their products, is a passion for her. She has trained and coached fellow farmers’ market vendors, as well as other producers, since 2016 in improving their marketing strategy and finances. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Patricia Quintana, Owner/Operator of a small, diversified, regenerative farm in Cañon, NM
A Native of Taos, New Mexico, Patricia is the owner/operator of Rancho La Fina Lamb and Wool and De La Tierra Consulting LLC. She holds a master’s degree in agriculture and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from New Mexico State University, and an Executive Fellow, In Negotiations, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Her career has focused on higher education, water and agricultural policy, advocacy for the conservation of agricultural communities, and organizational development, emphasizing empowerment of rural communities in agriculture, through agricultural cooperative and business capacity building. For decades, her work has been about empowering rural women and communities all over the world through linking agriculture and economic development to make wise land use decisions for generations to come.
She has had the privilege of serving as a consultant to the New Mexico Legislature, the Congressional Delegation from New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. Under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Winrock International she provided agricultural consulting in varied locales around the globe, including the Republic of Mali in West Africa, the Republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Spain, Ecuador, and many others.
Her previous experience includes positions as Executive Director of the Taos Land Trust, Director of Government Relations for New Mexico State University, Special Assistant to the Secretary, and Director of General Services for New Mexico Department of Agriculture. She has shared her knowledge and experience as a founder, board member or commissioner for countless organizations.