The NMDA’s office of biosecurity strives to protect New Mexico agriculture’s critical infrastructure through planning, training and when necessary assisting in the response to all hazard events. This is largely done through a partnership with the Southwest Border Food Safety and Defense Center. Additional partnerships between NMDA and other organizations include the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University, the Center for Agriculture and Food Safety at the University of Tennessee as well as the United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs and Border Protection and our state and local partners.
The NMDA biosecurity program is the state Emergency Support Function (ESF) 11 coordinator.
Visit the Southwest Border Food Safety and Defense Center  for more information about our ongoing programs in New Mexico and current training opportunities and links to other resources.
Please feel free to email the NMDA biosecurity coordinator  with comments or questions.