The NMDA’s office of biosecurity strives to protect New Mexico agriculture’s critical infrastructure. This is done 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. It also includes Training at Louisiana State University, the Center for Agriculture and Food Safety at University of Tennessee. Also included is the United States Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Others are the 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. Also find current training opportunities and links to other resources.
Kelly Hamilton, Biosecurity Coordinator