Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture

Resilience in Agriculture



A resilient New Mexico food and agriculture system, capable of withstanding new challenges and advancing to new successes, will require both a strong export-oriented commodity agriculture sector and a robust local food system of small and medium-sized family farms and ranches.

For these reasons, New Mexico First and New Mexico State University County Extension Service will convene a series of regional meetings that will bring together a diverse group of agriculture stakeholders to identify industry trends, challenges and solutions.

These meetings will kick off a series of events that will lead to a statewide resiliency plan that will:

  • Create common ground regarding food and agriculture policies
  • Generate ideas for more economic value for producers and economic vitality for communities
  • Develop strategies to support young people who want to stay with or get back into agriculture
  • Address water, land-use, climate and economic challenges facing the agricultural industry
  • Support agriculture’s contributions to health-related solutions for consumers and communities
  • Contribute to worker, consumer and community welfare

Regions and Dates

  • Roswell, Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • Las Cruces, Thursday, January 7, 2016
  • Albuquerque, Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Laguna (Tribal), Thursday, January 14, 2016
  • Silver City, Friday, January 15, 2016
  • Abiquiu (Tribal), Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Taos, Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Farmington, Wednesday, March 2, 2016
  • Crownpoint (Tribal), Thursday, March 3, 2016
  • Shiprock (Tribal), Friday, March 4, 2016
  • Tucumcari, Wednesday, March 9, 2016
  • Bosque Farms, Friday, April 15, 2016

Who Should Attend?

  • Farmers and ranchers
  • Commercial producers & marketers (e.g., process, store, distribute or market agricultural products)
  • Educators & researchers
  • Government employees (e.g., extension agent, water and environmental policy, food safety, etc.)
  • Financial lenders & grant makers (e.g., banker or philanthropist)
  • Advocates
  • Policymakers
  • Consumers



Meeting Overview

Table Group Discussions: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions

Full Group Review: Prioritize Solutions


Lunch will be served at all the regional meetings. Dates and times vary by event. Please click the registration tab for details on the event nearest you!


We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors who generously support this project.

Lead Sponsor

Signature Sponsors

Additional Sponsors


There is no registration fee, but space is limited and food needs to be ordered, so reserve your seat now! Lunch will be served at each meeting.


Registrants will receive confirmation materials by email. Space is limited at each meeting, therefore if you find you cannot attend, please send someone in your place, or let us know so we can give your seat to someone on the waiting list.

Date Address
January 13, 2016
Check-in: 9AM
Meeting: 9:30AM-12PM
Lunch: 12PM                  
Mid-Region Council of Governments
809 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM
Crownpoint (Tribal)
March 3, 2016
Check-in: 12PM
Lunch: 12:30PM  
Meeting: 1PM-3:30PM
Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Rd State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM
Abiquiu (Tribal)
February 10, 2016
Check-in: 9AM
Meeting: 9:30AM-12PM
Lunch: 12PM
Rural Event Center State
Road 554, Bldg.122A Abiquiu, NM
March 2, 2016
Check-in: 12PM
Lunch: 12:30PM
Meeting: 1PM-3:30PM
Farmington Civic Center
200 W Arrington St
Farmington, NM
Laguna (Tribal)
January 14, 2016
Check-in: 9AM
Meeting: 9:30AM-12PM
Lunch: 12PM
Route 66 Casino & Hotel
14500 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM
Las Cruces
January 7, 2016
Check-in: 9AM
Meeting: 9:30AM-12PM
Lunch: 12PM
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM
December 2, 2015
Check-in: 9AM
Meeting: 9:30AM-12PM
Lunch: 12PM
Roswell Convention & Civic Center
912 N. Main St.
Roswell, NM
Shiprock (Tribal)
March 4, 2016
Check-in: 12PM
Lunch: 12:30PM
Meeting: 1PM-3:30PM
Diné College

1228 Yucca Street, Shiprock, NM

Silver City
January 15, 2016
Check-in: 9AM
Meeting: 9:30AM-12PM
Lunch: 12PM
Bataan Memorial Park Building
Fort Bayard Road
Santa Clara, NM
February 11, 2016
Check-in: 9AM
Meeting: 9:30AM-12PM
Lunch: 12PM
Juan I. Gonzales Memorial Taos County Agricultural Center
202 Chamisa Road
Taos, NM
March 9, 2016
Check-in: 9AM
Meeting: 9:30AM-12PM
Lunch: 12PM
Tucumcari Convention Center
1500 West Historic Route 66
Tucumcari, NM

Bosque Farms


April 15, 2016
Check-in: 11AM
Lunch: 12PM
Meeting: 1PM - 3:30PM
3511 NM-47
Bosque Farms, NM 87068


The summary documents inlcude input from key stakeholders on the trends having the most significant impact on the agriculture industry, as well as challenges and potential solutions. These ideas will contribute to the industry and stakeholder research that will result in a long-term plan for a robust food and agriculture system in New Mexico. Throughout the meeting participants worked in table groups to discuss the following trends, challenges and solutions.

Regional Meeting Summaries

  • Roswell Regional Meeting Summary Roswell Regional Meeting Summary
  • Albuquerque Regional Meeting Summary Albuquerque Regional Meeting Summary
  • Las Cruces Regional Meeting Summary Las Cruces Regional Meeting Summary
  • Silver City Regional Meeting Summary Silver City Regional Meeting Summary
  • Laguna Regional Meeting Summary Laguna Regional Meeting Summary
  • Taos Regional Meeting Summary Taos Regional Meeting Summary
  • Abiquiu Regional Meeting Summary Abiquiu Regional Meeting Summary
  • Crownpoint Regional Meeting Summary Crownpoint Regional Meeting Summary
  • Shiprock Regional Meeting Summary Shiprock Regional Meeting Summary
  • Farmington Regional Meeting Summary Farmington Regional Meeting Summary
  • Tucumcari Regional Meeting Summary Tucumcari Regional Meeting Summary

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