Bulletin Board | Seeking Farm / Ranch Land

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Animals, Farm/Ranch Services Offered, Farm/Ranch Worker Resumes, Seeking Farm/Ranch Land, Soil/Compost

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Nicole S. Huber
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
n.huber003@gmail.com
Plant Science & Sustainable Farming

Highly industrious, perceptive, and nature loving individual seeks a full time or part time position within the field of horticulture and farming. Eager to provide strong communication, leadership, planning and growing skills.

FARM INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEERING
Designed, cultivated, and maintained farm and garden plots using a variety of sustainable farming techniques conducive to local climates; cover crops, composting, row covers, IPM, crop rotation, intercropping, green manure and water retention. Performed animal husbandry and goat milking.
• Tim’s Organic Homestead: Kapa’au, Hawaii 8/2017 – 9/2017
• Mandy’s Farm: Albuquerque, New Mexico 10/2016 – Present
• Mud’N Flood Farm: Taos, New Mexico 9/2013 – 10/2013
• HIP Agriculture Farm: Hawi, Hawaii 5/2013 – 8/2013
• Kara Kahl Farm: Houston, Minnesota 6/2012 – 7/2012, 6/2011 – 7/2011

WORK EXPERIENCE
CSA Produce Associate: Skarsgard Farms, Albuquerque, NM
10/2017 – Present
• Inspect and prepare produce to meet quality expectations
• Pack customized harvest boxes for CSA customers
• Provide customer service support
• Customer relations project lead

Educational Assistant, Short Term: Chamiza Elementary School, Taylor Ranch, NM
1/2017 – 5/2017
• Provided extensive daily support to three first-grade classrooms
• Worked with students on educational activities and projects

Graduate Researcher of Plant Science: University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
1/2016 – 8/2016
• Collaborated with four local plant nurseries to promote native grasses
• Conducted educational outreach efforts to increase awareness of native grass benefits
• Designed and constructed eye-catching plant displays
• Managed multiple horticulture projects timely and effectively
• Assisted with garden maintenance at the Minnesota Arboretum

Seasonal Landscape & Garden Technician: Organic Bob LLC, Minneapolis, MN
7/2015 – 10/2015, 5/2014 – 10/2014
• Planted, pruned, and maintained trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants
• Worked directly with customers to answer questions and meet gardening needs
• Assisted in designing and cultivating new gardens and landscapes
• Collected samples and performed soil pH, EC

Research and Development Intern: Bailey Nurseries Inc., Cottage Grove, MN 4/2015 – 8/2015
• Designed and developed plant propagation trials
• Led project volunteers and assisting interns
• Monitored plant growth and pests through daily inspections and records
• Communicated and partnered with all levels of staff to meet project goals

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Plant Science: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities GPA 3.8 Major GPA 3.7
Graduated: 12/2015

CERTIFICATIONS
• Bernalillo County Master Composter, Albuquerque, NM 11/2017
• Permaculture certification, HIP Agriculture, Hawaii 8/2013

Category:

Seeking Farm/Ranch Land

Details:

Hello. I am a conservation biologist and my partner is an organic grower. We are seeking land in southern New Mexico for regenerative agriculture. We hope to produce native seed for restoration efforts as well as drought tolerant crop seeds. We envision an agro-forestry system in which we would produce an assortment of desert adapted fruit while creating an understory of native forbs for happy pollinators, and native grasses for soil conservation. We do not have financial means to acquire land in a conventional fashion, especially with the high cost of irrigable land here in southern NM. We hope someone out there with land access will appreciate our vision of land stewardship and desert appropriate production.