November 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107
Over 100 New Mexicans gathered at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm to discuss the future of Ag work in New Mexico. Participants talked about land and water, supporting the next generation of farmers and ranchers, improving and expanding the agricultural supply chain, and ensuring economic viability for agriculture. "Next steps" were discussed for the upcoming legislative session and the 2021 session.The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture project began in 2014 to address the trends and challenges in New Mexico's agriculture industry. The project, which is supported by our strategic funders, has strengthened New Mexico's agricultural economy. The discussion resulted in the following ideas:
New Mexico First held 13 regional meetings, with over 600 people across the state to gather input on agricultural industry issues using these ideas as the foundation for further conversation. Together with our donors, our backbone organizations, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service (NMSU), and other key stakeholders, we created a useful detailed plan that would help strengthen New Mexico's agricultural industry. The Ag Plan focuses on four essential policy areas: land and water, supporting the next generation of farmers and ranchers, improving and expanding the agricultural supply chain, and ensuring economic viability for agriculture.
Go to the Agriculture Section on our website to learn more.