New Mexico Department of Agriculture

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Agriculture Day brings horseback rides, local foods, family fun
to Aggie football home opener, 
Aug. 28

For the second year in a row, New Mexico’s agricultural community will liven up the first Aggie home tailgate of the season, street fair-style with family fun and local food.

The 2nd annual Agriculture Day takes place Thursday, August 28, from 3 p.m. until kickoff at 6 p.m.; the football game is between the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Aggies and the California Polytechnic State University Mustangs.  Dozens of groups representing all facets of New Mexico agriculture will have shaded booths in the parking lot between Aggie Memorial Stadium and the Pan American Center. 

This year’s Agriculture Day builds on last year’s inaugural event, which featured samples of fresh New Mexico watermelon, ice cream, and other local foods; short horseback rides for the kids; a cow-milking demonstration; an interactive display on the water cycle; face painting; and roping demonstrations.

Learn more about this free event, and be sure to print and bring this coupon for a free side of New Mexico chile to top your burger, nachos, or hot dog from the concessions stand.


NMDA employee wins national award

Joe Gomez NCWM award 2014

NMDA’s Joe Gomez has been nationally recognized in the field of weights and measures.  His work has helped ensure marketplace fairness by testing and certifying devices used to weigh and measure products for sale.

Learn more about the kind of work that earned Joe this award.


Two NMDA employees recognized for exemplary service

2014 DSA grouped

NMDA officials recently presented the department’s Distinguished Service Awards for 2014 to Elaine Padilla and Cristina Urban.

Learn more about each employee’s service to NMDA and New Mexico agriculture.

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