New Mexico Department of Agriculture

New Mexico’s top ag official to serve as voice for farming, ranching in the West

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New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte has been elected to preside over the organization that unifies the voices of state departments of agriculture in the West.

Witte assumed leadership of the Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture (WASDA) this weekend during the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in Burlington, Vermont.  He will serve in the role, as well as on the NASDA board, from now until September 2015, all the while continuing to lead the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA).

Learn more about WASDA and Secretary Witte’s leadership of the association.

 

Photo courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board

Photo courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board

NMDA to bring New Mexico foods to
Eastern New Mexico State Fair

What better way to cool off during the Eastern New Mexico State Fair (ENMSF) in Roswell than with a free slice or two of New Mexico watermelon?

New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) invites you to stop by the fair and sample New Mexico watermelon on Friday, October 3.  Come back the following day, Saturday, October 4, and we’ll treat you to a bowl of New Mexico’s state vegetables: chile y frijoles (nevermind that chile is scientifically classified a fruit).  Both events will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. beneath the tent just outside Southwest Dairy Farmers’ Ice Cream Parlor.

Learn more about the two food events and the New Mexico Country Store’s return to ENMSF.

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