FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Baylee Banks
Communications Assistant, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Feb. 12, 2020
Registration open for 2020 AgriFuture Educational Institute
AgriFuture event is May 18-20 in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE – Do you have a passion for agriculture and a desire to learn about the different opportunities the industry has to offer? The New Mexico Department of Agriculture and a dozen other New Mexico agencies and agriculture organizations are hosting the 2020 AgriFuture Educational Institute – an event aimed to connect, inform and inspire the next generation of farmers, ranchers and all people involved in agriculture.
AgriFuture is May 18 to May 20 in Albuquerque at Embassy Suites. With over 150 attendees expected, the conference will feature a farm-to-table opening reception, breakout sessions, educational agricultural speakers, dinner with mentors, networking opportunities and more.
The event is geared toward anyone 18 to 40 years of age but is open to anyone older or younger who is interested in being a part of the future of agriculture. Current producers of any age are highly encouraged to join alongside future producers to learn and share insights. Veterans of the armed forces are encouraged to attend.
“AgriFuture provides an incredible opportunity for ag producers and future ag producers to connect cross-generationally and explore new opportunities within our state’s agriculture industry,” New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte said. “I encourage everyone interested in ag production, including next-generation agriculturists and returning military veterans who are looking to return to the land, to attend this year’s AgriFuture event.”
Future ag producers may attend AgriFuture for just $50, which includes a two-night hotel stay. Current ag producers and mentors may attend for $100, which does not include hotel expenses. Current producers/mentors can make reservations directly with Embassy Suites using code AGF for a special rate.
To register, visit agrifuture2020.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact Kristie Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 575-646-2804.