New Mexico First will host Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Regional Meetings! Register today!
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
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)
Where should I attend? We will host meetings in the following New Mexico regions!
- Silver City
- Las Cruces