Community Programs

Educational Programs

Our Community Programs utilize land as a canvas for positive youth development, building leadership skills, and exposing youth and young adults to careers in conservation, helping to ensure that the next generation is ready to continue this critical work.

Agriculture Immersion Program

Started in the summer of 2018 through a partnership with Southwest Open School (SWOS), our Ag Immersion Program provides local high school students the opportunity to engage in a 4-week hands-on learning experience at Fozzie’s Farm and around the region.

Students learn valuable leadership and teambuilding skills, explore local farms and ranches, learn a variety of agricultural knowledge, and gain insight into career opportunities.

For full participation, students receive a weekly stipend of $125 and may be eligible to earn school credit.

Applications for the 2024 program will be made available in spring.

Field Trips

Fozzie’s Farm has become an exciting destination for area school field trips and regularly hosts classes throughout the school year.

Students and teachers alike get the chance to enjoy the outdoors, have fun, and get their hands dirty while they explore the farm. Programs work with teachers to ensure curriculum fits all state standards and provides a valuable outdoor learning opportunity to students.

Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC) utilizes the expertise of our partners to provide a wide variety of fun and educational programs.

Are you a teacher, youth group leader, or school administrator? Interested in bringing a group out to Fozzie’s?

Contact Jay Loschert  for more information and scheduling.

“Fozzie’s Farm is about so much more than agriculture or land conservation. In addition to growing to appreciate land and water, [the students] will remember feeling connected to trusted adults, having hope for their futures, and being empowered to overcome challenges.”

Casey Simpson, Director of Southwest Open School


Want to get your hands dirty learning and working at Fozzie’s over summer break?

We offer paid internship opportunities for high school students and recent graduates at the farm please check out our Join Our Team page for the latest openings.

“If you had told me a year ago that I would be working to inspire other youth to care about water, farms, and farming I would have told you that you were from a different planet.

“I never thought that was even a possibility. It’s changed how I see myself as someone who can make a difference."

AJ Saiz, Water Education Intern

Volunteer Opportunities

Is your school or work group looking for ways to get involved in the community?

With a staff of only two at Fozzie’s, we often need help with work at the farm including planting projects, light construction, and other tasks.

Please fill out our Volunteer Opportunities Form to learn more and get involved.

Educational Workshops

Whether at MLC’s Fozzie’s Farm, a partnering property, or other public location MLC hosts a variety of workshop opportunities for landowners and the general public.

Workshops focus on a variety of topics including agricultural practices, conservation easement 101, land succession, and general discussions on conservation and natural resource protection.

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Montezuma Inspire

Montezuma Inspire Coalition

Montezuma Land Conservancy is a proud member, and fiscal sponsor, of the Montezuma Inspire Coalition (MIC).

Learn more about the programs offered by MIC on their website.