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Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
23:06
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Nameh (she)
24:24
Residing in the ancestral and present day home for the Tewa, Tiwa, Towa and Keres-speaking People, also known as Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Susan DeFreitas
24:50
Same =)
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
25:19
After the plenary watch our fun video about our meeting guidelines and zoom tips: https://youtu.be/fKR87UTbQDw
Zoey she/her
27:20
Coming to this conversation from ancestral and present day Tiwa lands, known as the Atrisco land grant, or Albuquerque South Valley
Jan-Willem Jansens (he/his)
27:23
Residing in the ancestral lands of the Tewa, Towa, Tiwa, and Keresean people and Apache people in Santa Fe, NM; working on landscape management planning and ecological restoration of forests, wetlands, and watersheds in northern NM.
Ashley Giles
27:42
Residing on Cheyenne and Ute ancestral land, now called Golden, Colorado
Jesse Bussard, Craft Maltsters Guild.
28:22
Bozeman, MT. I was invited by Alexis :)
Joel Krautter
28:29
Sidney, MT. interest in rural communities
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
28:49
Calling in from Tsimayo, which is the original Tewa name for Chimayo, NM. I’m hoping to learn about diverse ways to consider and support community, while staying healthy myself
Kacee James
29:12
I am joining today from Montana State in Bozeman. I thought this would be a fun project to tackle for a final exam in one of my classes. Excited to learn about initiatives that are happening in Montana
Charlotte & Emily, C&R Ranch, California
29:28
we are from California, we haven't figured out how to connect to our local community
Jovida (she/they) Real Food Real Stories
29:41
Joining from Ohlone Land in Oakland CA. Here to learn from what others are doing to build community.
Mihail Kennedy
29:43
big timber Montana, just saw Alexis’s emails about this meeting and found some time to see what this was all about
Carolyn Kennedy and Lynn Montgomery
29:44
Placitas, NM Fareon Apache, Sandia (Tiwa), Santa Ana Pueblo and San Felipe (Keres) Pueblos. Early Acequia culture.
Pam
29:45
awesome job
Kristina (Stina) Torres
29:50
Joining from Chicago, IL (heart is in STX)…Looking forward to absorbing collective wisdom of the community.
Eva Stricker
30:09
hoping to learn how to support folks engaging in learning agriculture.
Cliff Montagne
30:19
from Montana and wanting to connect more with people sharing joint concerns and levels of awareness
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
30:36
https://quiviracoalition.org/newagrarian/
Ashley Giles
30:47
I came to the Conference to absorb from land-loving folks. I want to better understand how to support resilient ecosystems along with food systems.
Ann Adams
30:51
Residing on the ancestral land of the Tewa people in Tajique, NM. Looking forward to learning how we can take what we've learned and increase awareness through the regenerative agriculture movement.
tonyprendergast
31:07
From the west side of central rocky mtns, Ute hunting grounds
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
31:09
https://quiviracoalition.org/newagrarian/
Gary’s iPad
31:32
Southeast Oregon. Rural Harney County outside of Burns Oregon. Excited about Regenerative Ag!
Greg Horner
32:31
Joining from the East Coast - north of Boston - on ancestral lands of Agawam people. Happy to get insights into the NAP program and stories from the apprentices. (And wanting to live vicariously through their experience)
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
33:45
Check out panelists’ bios: https://quiviracoalition.org/marianna-zavala/https://quiviracoalition.org/shalini-karra/https://quiviracoalition.org/ben-gotschall/https://quiviracoalition.org/kate-clyatt-2/
David Weight
33:57
Calling in from Lansing, Michigan, ancestral home of Potawatomi and Ojibwa ; removed on the Trail of Death to Kansas; invited by amazing daughter, Leah Potter-Weight; Background in participatory agriculture in Africa.
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
34:53
Ben’s bio: https://quiviracoalition.org/ben-gotschall/
nik
38:14
Residing in my ancestral Taino/Arawak island known as St. Croix Virgin Islands. I am here to gain insight and learn from other's experiences and expertise. I am a beginning farmer and a value added producer who's excited to learn ways to increase success.
Casey France- VOlunteer
38:34
I am originally from Freeport, ME and grew up at Wolfe's Neck Farm! I now live in Gothenburg, NE where I farm with my husband.
Virginie Pointeau
39:18
Yay Shalini!!
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
40:31
Shalini’s bio: https://quiviracoalition.org/shalini-karra/
sanjuanranch
41:56
We love you Shalini
Thistlethwaite, Rebecca D
42:29
Shalini- what an inspiring story of a young person finding her way to regenerative ag!
Cindy Villa
43:22
yay Shalini- in the midst of a chicken herd!
Susan Beal
43:31
Basing veterinary education (from the get go) on the foundation of Holistic Management would change the world even more quickly. Indeed, it would remove a whole bunch of the woes that farmers, ranchers and clinicians spend so much time treating. It’s so super hearing Shalini’s story about finding her way. Great inspiration,……
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
44:34
Marianna’s bio: https://quiviracoalition.org/marianna-zavala/
Shannon Maes (she/her)
44:55
Living on shared ancestral lands of the Abenacki and Wabanacki peoples. I'm hoping we'll engage with ideas about how to build community in rural places around both land ethics and justice work.
sanjuanranch
50:54
we love you too Marianna
Cindy Villa
51:06
big love Marianna!
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
55:26
Kate’s bio: https://quiviracoalition.org/kate-clyatt-2/
Ashley Giles
59:53
Best wishes for your renewed health Kate!
Anna Campbell, She/Hers
01:03:32
That is truly amazing for 275 people!!
Nameh (she)
01:11:54
So beautifully said, Marianna!!! <3
David Weight
01:15:16
What a beautiful and amazing generation; you give us hope for our nation.
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, The Outside
01:16:32
Big Sky Country. I want to see it
Thistlethwaite, Rebecca D
01:19:21
I 100% agree. We have way more that unites us than divides us.
Marianna Zavala (Speaker, She/Her/Hers)
01:20:41
We appreciate you Ben!
Ann Adams
01:22:22
Is having a built in small community (ie. family or at least one friend) a critical piece in being able to engage "successfully" in a rural community?
Staff--Peter Williams
01:24:18
Similarly, what are the entrances you have seen work to enter or engage in a rural community?
Rhoby Cook
01:26:28
Having kids helps. They make friends at school, then other little kids are greeting you at the grocery store, and that leads to introductions to their parents.
Thistlethwaite, Rebecca D
01:26:39
Volunteering goes a long ways to meet people and break down barriers. I have volunteered to pack Thanksgiving boxes for families in need. To build new garden beds at our local elementary school. Helping out at bake sales. Going to our local grange hall salmon feed.
Barclay Daranyi
01:26:47
Often a new ranch or farm starting up within in an existing community of 4/5 generation families can be seen as an intrusion, especially with limited resources such as water and land. What are some of tools of engaging?
Staff--Peter Williams
01:27:20
These are wonderful examples and ideas! Thx much.
Cora Neumann
01:28:12
Do any of you feel like your presence/entering these communities as newcomers has opened doors or increased interest among others in the community? for example, young people or POC who may have not felt comfortable engaging before?.
Lucille R. Contreras
01:32:00
I can identify Shalini! and i'm 54! :-) Just keep on keeping on, follow your intuition and instinct.
Morgan MathisonSlee | (she,her,hers)
01:33:55
The new payouts faced by migrant farm workers are deplorable.
Thistlethwaite, Rebecca D
01:34:13
So sorry to hear about your dad Marianna.
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
01:34:19
<3 <3 <3
Shannon Maes (she/her)
01:35:05
So sorry Marianna.
Yolanda Owens, The Outside (She/Her)
01:36:01
Thank you so much for sharing Shalini and Marianna. As an AfroLatina in the ag space, it is tough. I love that, "There is no need for saviorism, there needs to be space for advocacy"
Susan Beal
01:38:57
Thank you all, this is deeply moving and mirrors some of my experience …. blessings as we continue to walk these paths
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, The Outside
01:40:03
Yes!
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
01:40:08
Yes yes yes
Marianna Zavala (Speaker, She/Her/Hers)
01:40:44
you absolutely are
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, The Outside
01:41:33
I get those comments, questions and resistance all the time.
Daniel.Bloedel
01:42:25
Great insight Ben
Thistlethwaite, Rebecca D
01:42:26
“Are you a real farmer or a hobby farmer?” hear many times. When I told them how much money I made per acre, they went quiet.
Shannon Maes (she/her)
01:43:02
How can we challenge/question that gatekeeping when we see it, experience it or do it to others?
chris
01:43:10
"What do you know ? You only have 10 acres !" is the one I get.
Staff--Peter Williams
01:43:53
Would be interesting to hear how different folks have responded to these questions that seem so common, the gatekeeping ones. What’s worked for you?
Staff--Peter Williams
01:46:39
Complex v complicated—interesting distinction to consider
Wendy Johnson
01:48:54
As young change makers, do you think your neighbors or those in your town/city feel threatened and so that is why the gatekeepers’ “gates” come up? And if they feel threatened, how would you navigate through that so that you can still have your voice heard but not threaten the status quo?
Marianna Zavala (Speaker, She/Her/Hers)
01:49:02
We love you Kate
Mary-Charlotte Domandi
01:50:03
Question: there was conversation about problems with “ownership.” Specifically what is wrong with the current model of ownership and what new directions would you suggest?
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, The Outside
01:55:22
Power dynamics are real. People fear losing power. When people fear losing their power the put there defenses up. MZ
Shannon Maes (she/her)
01:56:25
Thank you!
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, The Outside
01:56:29
That was a hones, authentic answer
Nameh (she)
01:56:39
I am soooooooooo GRATEFUL for this honesty!
Hawthorn McCracken (they/them)
01:57:24
orgs like Young Farmers Coalition may be a good option to help with these gatekeeping convos, but it depends on your local chapter, etc.
Thistlethwaite, Rebecca D
01:58:01
That is why I think those of us with less to lose (aka already in leadership positions) should step up and call people out when they are being racist, biased, unecessarily gatekeeping, etc.
Staff--Peter Williams
01:58:32
That response from Marianna sounded spot on—remember you have to take care of yourself and think about yourself if you are going to make the big differences (at least that’s how I heard it…)
Joyce Mason
01:59:30
That's interesting.
Shannon Maes (she/her)
01:59:44
YES!
Lucille R. Contreras
01:59:52
YES!!
Kate Clyatt (Speaker)
02:00:01
Yes!
Shannon Maes (she/her)
02:00:09
Beautiful Alex! Thank you!
Shalini Karra (Speaker)
02:00:15
Thanks for sharing Alex!
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
02:00:21
“make sure kids of different cultures and backgrounds have a place on the land, no matter what their cultural history on the land is. So when they do go to a farm or national forest they don’t feel like they have to walk on eggshells.” - Alex Michel
Kyla Peterson
02:00:23
This one of the reason we have to change the narrative of farming and agriculture. And remove the shame from people of color working on the land!
Staff--Peter Williams
02:00:33
Sounds like another variation of gatekeeping, the walking on eggshells point from Alex Michel
Jan-Willem Jansens (he/his)
02:01:15
These issue you all are raising are universal; I have encountered them in the Netherlands, various African countries, and here over more than 35 years.
Staff--Peter Williams
02:02:36
Blackfoot Challenge, an example of collaborative conservation around for about 50 years
Marianna Zavala (Speaker, She/Her/Hers)
02:02:38
wow I love that rule
Jan-Willem Jansens (he/his)
02:02:44
Sharing with an expression of open understanding and humility, and trying to remain non-threatening may help. And trying to offer practical solutions that open peoples' eyes might work. Keep trying in a gentle way, and share love, compassion, passion, tolerance, patience....
Cora Neumann
02:02:48
If it provides some context/comfort, our US Senator Jon Tester (3rd generation farmer here) has some Montanans question him bc he’s an organic farmer! Thank you all so much for your work and your courage. You are our current and future leaders!
Staff--Peter Williams
02:03:52
80/20 rule: find and focus on the 80% on which you all agree, and respect the 20% about which you do not (not that you ignore it)
Staff--Peter Williams
02:07:19
Self-care, attention to health and mental health in agriculture is essential and too often overlooked—Find your motivation because it is the foundational first step—BG
Jed Garner
02:08:57
This has been excellent.You have discussed power systems, gatekeeping, and power dynamics.This has been a common thread throughout the conference. What can we do to connect and speak truth into a new story of power?A very good work that provides guidance in this is the book by Eric Liu, "You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen"Eric has been instrumental in many movements throughout the country.How do we get this into practice with boots on the ground for regenerative agriculture?
Shannon Maes (she/her)
02:09:55
Thank you for that perspective Shalini!
Jesse Bussard, Craft Maltsters Guild.
02:11:32
Thank you, Shalini, Marianna, Kate, Ben and everyone else for sharing your stories and life experience with us over the past 2 hours. It has truly been a heartfelt, thoughtful discussion that makes me feel very good that each of you are involved in agriculture. Your collective passion is inspiring.
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, The Outside
02:11:55
The desire to be helpful
Shalini Karra (Speaker)
02:13:02
YES! I completely agree Marianna
Kate Clyatt (Speaker)
02:13:22
Love the addition of Alex to our panel!
Marianna Zavala (Speaker, She/Her/Hers)
02:13:38
lol same
Staff--Peter Williams
02:14:18
Yup, with a complex system, an Alex can emerge… :)
Staff--Peter Williams
02:14:32
Not possible if its only complicated...
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
02:14:35
Haha good one Peter, and true! Got to love emergent experiences
Thistlethwaite, Rebecca D
02:14:56
The future is incredibly bright here.
Susan Beal
02:14:56
I have such renewed hope for the what’s next…. lots of Alexs out there in this complex system….. Thanks be for that, for sure !
nancydaren
02:14:58
gratitude for your willingness to bring your gifts to us today. Thank you
sanjuanranch
02:15:06
Gratitude to each of the speakers is a bit of delight today
Staff--Peter Williams
02:16:00
Nice point from Alexis—sometimes its the journey…
Cindy Villa
02:16:02
the intimacy and authenticity is so appreciated!...thanks you all...
Nancy Singham, Land Witness Program
02:16:08
There is a good reason that this is such a hard conversation to have and to experience. The back, background for this whole conversation is the same one that the whole of the US is dealing with, whether in cities or in rural areas: the historic colonial appropriation of this land by white europeans, the enslaved african labor that built huge wealth, and the white supremicist ideology that justified the whole enterprise. That is a heavy load to carry.!!Yet here we all are, trying to build a new food system that will bring justice, health and community to ourselves and our land. To get to the latter we have to face the former. I think that is what this conversation is trying to do.
Erica
02:16:11
I read the other day that people who work toward a purpose are more effective than people that simply are passionate. I found that really interesting and challenging. What I personally think is the thing to search for is the intersection of both passion and purpose. How much good could you do if you were coming from that place daily! Thanks so much for sharing everyone!
Zoom support - Leah Potter-Weight - she/they/ki - Quivira
02:16:17
I really feel a part of an emerging and important conversation because of the collective wisdom of this panel <3
Joyce Mason
02:16:29
Thank you for organizing this conference. Perhaps
Wes Henthorne
02:16:30
Fascinating conversations, thanks to all for sharing your deep thoughts and concerns.
Sarah
02:16:46
This has been one of the most engaging presentations I’ve ever experienced. Thank you!
Pam
02:17:13
I appreciate hearing from each of you, sharing so much. I appreciate you each being so authentic. I see you each as our future leaders. Thank you
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, The Outside
02:17:16
Stewardship rather than ownership
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, The Outside
02:17:24
the land is forever we are here for a time
Joyce Mason
02:17:24
perhaps we will be able to meet and greet each other in person. God willing. Happy holiday. Joyce
Staff--Peter Williams
02:17:55
Change in ownership—not just who owns what, but our concept of ownership, much as Sommer said—stewardship
Staff--Peter Williams
02:18:06
Ben G
Marianna Zavala (Speaker, She/Her/Hers)
02:18:23
gooff ben
Kyla Peterson
02:18:26
Yesss! We need more farmers like Ben!
Marianna Zavala (Speaker, She/Her/Hers)
02:18:26
*go off
Barclay Daranyi
02:18:39
Another good one, Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher
Shannon Maes (she/her)
02:18:58
Sarah: I second! Thank you all so very much!!!
chris
02:19:01
Thank you for creating such a hopeful space
Co-Facilitator - Leah Ricci, NAP
02:19:33
I want to put in a plug for NAP’s Career Connections event happening tonight! Career Connections Meet & Greet - Wednesday 11/18, 6:00-7:00pm MTAre you a young (or young-at-heart) aspiring agrarian who is looking for direction or career advice? During this one hour session, we'll introduce a diverse group of mentors from agencies, nonprofit organizations, and agricultural production, who represent different career paths in regenerative agriculture or agriculture support. After brief introductions, we’ll break off into small groups so that young and aspiring agrarians can chat with more experienced folks about their career path and other general advice about careers in agriculture or land management. Mentors will be provided with questions and prompts to get conversation going, and participants will have plenty of time to ask their own questions!Please register ahead of time here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuduyqrjMuGddgLC6WTfSUby3zaPk9iIKl
Staff--Peter Williams
02:20:04
Many of these questions aren’t necessarily answerable, but demand dialogue—SK
tonyprendergast
02:21:21
Land ownershipip cooperatives are a way to move towards a healthier relationship of individual to having a stable/ relationship to a piece of land on which to build a business.
Kyla Peterson
02:21:25
Yesss way to bring it home Shalini! Gives me hope!
Shannon Maes (she/her)
02:21:28
Yahoo! Lets keep this dialogue going :)
Jesse Bussard, Craft Maltsters Guild.
02:21:37
THANK YOU!
Cora Neumann
02:21:40
thank you. this was wonderful.
Cindy Villa
02:21:52
thanks all!
Jonathan S-C
02:22:07
wonderful panel! lots of hope for the future!
Staff--Peter Williams
02:22:14
Thank you all for so many thought-provoking comments, the energy, and great questions
Erin Baier
02:22:22
many thanks!
Jovida (she/they) Real Food Real Stories
02:22:26
Thank you for creating the space for this dialogue. And to the panelists for sharing your stories and perspectives.
Sarah
02:22:27
Will there be another meet and greet if we are unable to make it to the one tonight?
Co-Facilitator - Leah Ricci, NAP
02:22:52
If you can’t make the meet and greet tonight, send us an email at newagrarian@quiviracoalition.org
Staff--Peter Williams
02:23:09
Sarah, others—yes, please follow-up with Leah
Co-Facilitator - Leah Ricci, NAP
02:23:12
We may record the call if we stay in a big group, but won’t be able to if we’re in breakout groups. But can connect you with folks later!
Greg & Mary Chambers
02:23:13
thank you all for sharing...wonderful sharing and discussion today! I am a 67 year old “young agrarian “