Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture

Resilience in Agriculture

 

Overview

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

Agenda

Welcome

Meeting Overview

Table Group Discussions: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions

Full Group Review: Prioritize Solutions

Closing

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!

Sponsors

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

Lead Sponsor



Signature Sponsors


Additional Sponsors



Registration

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.

Confirmation/Cancellation

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.


Region
Date Address
Albuquerque
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
Farmington
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
Roswell
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
Taos
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
Tucumcari
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

Results

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
      21-Dec-2015
  • Albuquerque Regional Meeting Summary Albuquerque Regional Meeting Summary
      28-Jan-2016
  • Las Cruces Regional Meeting Summary Las Cruces Regional Meeting Summary
      28-Jan-2016
  • Silver City Regional Meeting Summary Silver City Regional Meeting Summary
      29-Jan-2016
  • Laguna Regional Meeting Summary Laguna Regional Meeting Summary
      03-Feb-2016
  • Taos Regional Meeting Summary Taos Regional Meeting Summary
      23-Feb-2016
  • Abiquiu Regional Meeting Summary Abiquiu Regional Meeting Summary
      23-Feb-2016
  • Crownpoint Regional Meeting Summary Crownpoint Regional Meeting Summary
      15-Mar-2016
  • Shiprock Regional Meeting Summary Shiprock Regional Meeting Summary
      17-Mar-2016
  • Farmington Regional Meeting Summary Farmington Regional Meeting Summary
      18-Mar-2016
  • Tucumcari Regional Meeting Summary Tucumcari Regional Meeting Summary
      05-Apr-2016
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