Sarah Wentzel-Fisher

Executive Director, Quiviria Coalition

Santa Fe, NM

Accelerate Collaboration, Cultivate Connection, Prioritize Equity, Regenerate Soil & Nature, Shift Capital  |  Advocacy, Business Network / Alliance, Community Capital, Environmental Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Rural Community Development, Technical Assistance

Sarah is a local food champion and organizer who helps farmers and ranchers build healthy soil and resilient agricultural systems on Western working lands.

Sarah Wentzel-Fisher is the executive director of the Quivira Coalition, a nonprofit that builds soil, biodiversity, and resilience on western working lands. She has worked in food and agriculture planning for the past eight years with a focus on supporting young and beginning farmers and ranchers. She was the editor of Edible Santa Fe from 2011 to 2017. From 2013 to 2015 she worked for the National Young Farmers Coalition as an organizer and is currently the board president of the Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust. She is a committed champion of the local food movement and of resilient agriculture demonstrated by her work with La Montanita Co-op, New Mexico’s longest running and largest member Co-op; by co-founding the Albuquerque Grower’s Alliance; and through her graduate research in small-scale agriculture in the region. In her free time, she enjoys visiting farms and ranches, experimenting in her kitchen, and keeping chickens in her backyard.