A new partnership with Quivira Coalition: the New Agrarian Program!

We are honored and excited to announce that we’ve been selected as mentors for the Quivira Coalition’s “New Agrarian Program!” This program links experienced and knowledgeable farmers with apprentices who want to learn all there is about farming as a prospective career. This will be our 17th season of successful farming operations here at Indian Ridge Farm. Our operation is focused on pastured poultry (broilers, layer hens and turkeys), but the farm is integrated and holistic, including intensive rotational grazing, carbon farming, poultry processing on-farm, composting, bio-diversity, multi-species stacking, bio-intensive nutrient-dense vegetable production, high regard for the health of all our micro-organisms and solar energy as a means of mitigating our use of fossil fuels.

Apprentices can link here for more information about our apprenticeship program for the 2019 season! The upshot is we are now taking applications. You can also read more about our apprenticeship program on this home page by going to the “Work Opportunities” button. The 2019 apprenticeship program could be just the right step for an aspiring farmer who wants to hone in their skills and then possibly commit to a long-term relationship with Indian Ridge Farm. We will be happy to discuss this possibility with the right candidate.

This website will also give you a lot of detail and images about the farm and our passion for farming.

We just returned from an intensive Regeneration Workshop sponsored by Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International and American Grass Fed Association that was held in late October in Albuquerque, NM. Although we’re currently still putting the farm to bed for what we hope is a long, snowy winter, our energies are already focused on our next season of ¬†farming that begins in April, 2019 here in the Rocky Mountains. The conference presented many interesting speakers and experts in their fields, which has truly re-energized us. We’re also keenly aware of the importance of farming as a means of connecting with Mother Earth, providing healthy nutritious food for the regional population, adding to the economic vitality of Wrights Mesa and beyond, and, mitigating some of the ill-effects of climate change through the carbon sequestration that is inherent in grass farming. The time for local, sustainable farming is now!

We hope you can join us. Are you ready to take the plunge?

Barclay and Vedder, our cattle dog, help bring home the firewood, neatly stacked and ready for a long winter. The farmhouse is insulated with straw bale, which keeps it cozy throughout the cold months.

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