2019 Resilience In New Mexico Agriculture Fall Convening

2019 Resilience In New Mexico Agriculture Fall Convening

Date
November 12, 2019

Time
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107

Overview

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:

  • Identify the best methods to strengthen New Mexico's agricultural industry.
  • Provide policymakers and critical stakeholders opportunities to support New Mexico's agricultural sector.
  • Figure out the best ways to educate the public on the importance of the agricultural industry.

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.

Who Attended?

  • 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

Time Activity
9:00am-10:00am
  • Set stage and introductions
10:00am-11:30am
  • Small table progress report
    • Topic selection
    • Highlights
11:30am-12:00pm
  • Large group work
    • Legislative session, 30-day vs. 60-day
12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Lunch
    • Eat, network, and reflect
1:00pm-1:45pm
  • Detroit Q and A
1:45pm-2:45pm
  • Four topic areas
    • Highlights for 30-day legislative session
2:45pm-3:45pm
  • Next steps and advocacy toolbox
3:45pm-4:00pm
  • Closing and evaluation

Reports

  • Agriculture: Ag Plan Summary Agriculture: Ag Plan Summary
      16-Jul-2018
  • Agriculture: The Resilience In New Mexico Agriculture Backgound Report Agriculture: The Resilience In New Mexico Agriculture Backgound Report
    Collective Impact project in partnership with New Mexico State Cooperative Extension Service on building resilience in New Mexico’s agriculture industry   14-Dec-2016
  • Agriculture: The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan Agriculture: The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan
    Collective Impact project in partnership with New Mexico State Cooperative Extension Service on building resilience in New Mexico’s agriculture industry   08-Nov-2017
  • Ag Plan Tribal Roundtable Ag Plan Tribal Roundtable
    Contract for the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), Office of Tribal Liaison on Tribal Ag Plan   31-Jul-2018
  • Pre-meeting “backpack"

  • Ag Resilience Implementation Progress Reporting Tool 2019 Ag Resilience Implementation Progress Reporting Tool 2019
      05-Nov-2019
  • Implementation

    Go to the Agriculture Section on our website to learn more.

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