Agricultural Resilience in New Mexico

Agricultural Resilience in New Mexico

Agricultural Resilience in New Mexico

Learn more: Click on the meetings tab to learn more about our agricultural resilience efforts.

Overview

Program History

In 2016, 13 regional meetings were held with diverse stakeholders across the state and over 600 community members identified major issues such as:

  • An aging population of farmers and ranchers
  • Increasing pressure on water and other natural resources
  • Rising costs for land, energy, equipment and other production needs
  • Challenges accessing farm loans, grants and repayment programs
  • Unsustainable farmer and rancher incomes
  • Insufficient processing, storage and market access
  • Complex regulations
  • Public health needs regarding nutrition and food access
  • Food waste
  • Following the completion of these regional meetings, and the compilation of their findings in a published background report, a 35-member task force of industry leaders and experts was assembled to develop solutions. The taskforce worked in committees to develop recommendations and strategies in the following subject areas:

  • The next generation of farmers and ranchers
  • Water and land use
  • The agricultural supply chain
  • Agricultural economic viability
  • The result of the task force’s work is this document – The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan. Hereafter simply called “the Ag Plan,” its broad recommendations are coupled with specific, actionable strategies. The implementation of this plan is critical to achieving greater agricultural and natural resource resiliency, as well as a secure future for the generations of farmers and ranchers to come. This report will be presented to the governor, legislature, potential funders and communities statewide.

    For a two page summary of the Ag Plan and its recommendations click here.

    If you would like to help with the agricultural resilience team efforts by joining any action team please email Erika Robers at erika@nmfirst.org.

    Advocacy

    Legislative Efforts

    Farmer and Rancher Ag COVID-19 Survey- Spring 2020

    This report is based on a survey released in late March of 2020. The core goal of this survey was to gain insight from the agricultural industry about impacts within the first 30 days of the COVID-19 pandemic. This data, while a snapshot in time, will be used to inform policy and systems change needs to build recommendations for relief and recovery efforts to sustain and build agricultural resilience in New Mexico.

    Teams

    Team Rosters

    Get involved! If you would like to help Agricultural Resilience efforts by joining any action team please email Erika Robers at erika@nmfirst.org.

    Agricultural Resilience: Economic Viability Action Team Roster

    Agricultural Resilience: Land & Water Action Team Roster

    Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Action Team Roster

    Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Action Team Roster


    Land and Water Team

    Next meeting will take place Thursday, December 10 at 3:30 PM. Starting in January, meetings will take place on the third Monday of every month at 10:00 AM.

    Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83987873472?pwd=K3J6OFh5U0NoYnQxOVc0U1pQRld6QT09 or call 720-928-9299, Meeting ID: 839 8787 3472

  • Agricultural Resilience: Land & Water Notes 9-14-20 Agricultural Resilience: Land & Water Notes 9-14-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Land & Water Notes 8-17-20 Agricultural Resilience: Land & Water Notes 8-17-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Land & Water Notes 7-20-20 Agricultural Resilience: Land & Water Notes 7-20-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Land & Water Notes 6-22-20 Agricultural Resilience: Land & Water Notes 6-22-20
      11-Nov-2020

  • Economic Viability Team

    Next meeting will take place Tuesday, December 15 at 4:00 PM. Starting in January, meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of every month at 4:00 PM.

    Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81586267825, or call 720-928-9299, Meeting ID: 815 8626 7825

  • Agricultural Resilience: Economic Viability Notes 9-15-20 Agricultural Resilience: Economic Viability Notes 9-15-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Economic Viability Notes 8-18-20 Agricultural Resilience: Economic Viability Notes 8-18-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Economic Viability Notes 7-21-20 Agricultural Resilience: Economic Viability Notes 7-21-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Economic Viability Notes 6-23-20 Agricultural Resilience: Economic Viability Notes 6-23-20
      11-Nov-2020

  • Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

    Next meeting will take place Wednesday, December 16 at 2:00 PM. Starting in January, meetings will take place on the third Wednesday of every month at 2:00 PM.

    Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88121922598, or call 720-928-9299,Meeting ID: 881 2192 2598

  • Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 9-17-20 Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 9-17-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 8-20-20 Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 8-20-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 8-19-20 Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 8-19-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 7-23-20 Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 7-23-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 7-22-20 Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 7-22-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 6-24-20 Agricultural Resilience: Next Generation Notes 6-24-20
      11-Nov-2020

  • Value Chain and Food Systems

    Next meeting will take place Thursday, December 10 at 3:30 PM. Starting in January, meetings will take place on the second Thursday of every month at 3:30 PM.

    Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85948926362 or call 720-928-9299, Meeting ID: 859 4892 6362.

  • Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 10-21-20 Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 10-21-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 9-18-20 Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 9-18-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 7-24-20 Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 7-24-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 6-26-20 Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 6-26-20
      11-Nov-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 6-11-20 Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 6-11-20
      16-Jun-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 5-14-20 Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 5-14-20
      16-Jun-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 4-30-20 Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 4-30-20
      07-May-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 4-16-20 Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 4-16-20
      23-Apr-2020
  • Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 4-2-20 Agricultural Resilience: Value Chain Notes 4-2-20
      12-Nov-2020
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