Category Archives: New Mexico Department of Agriculture Events

Organic Program Community Meetings 2016

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is conducting follow-up meetings to the ones held at the beginning of August.  The purpose of the meetings is to provide information on additional funding alternatives to the New Mexico Organic industry. This is to keep the New Mexico Department of Agriculture Organic Program (Program) operating in a positive cash-flow.  NMDA cordially invites you to participate in any or all of the planned meetings to discuss these options.

If you are unable to attend the meetings, NMDA will once again offer the meeting through Adobe Connect. This will be offered during the Las Cruces meeting only. To access the webcast, please join us at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/organiccommmeeting/ .

We look forward to seeing or hearing from you, see below for a list of times and locations.

Las Cruces Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m.

NMDA Main Conference Room, 3190 S. Espina St.
(NMDA is located on the NMSU campus; print a free parking pass)

Portales Monday, October 10, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Roosevelt County Extension Office, 705 E. Lime St.

Albuquerque

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul Blvd., NW

Santa Fe

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Santa Fe County Extension Office, 3229 Rodeo Road

Organic Program Follow-up Meetings Announced

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is conducting follow-up meetings to the ones held at the beginning of August. The purpose of the meetings is to provide information on additional funding alternatives to the New Mexico Organic industry. The goal is to keep the New Mexico Department of Agriculture Organic Program operating in a positive cash-flow. NMDA cordially invites you to participate in any or all of the planned meetings to discuss these options.

If you are unable to attend the meetings, NMDA will once again offer the meeting through Adobe Connect. This will be available during the Las Cruces meeting only. To access the webcast, please join us at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/organiccommmeeting/ .

We look forward to seeing or hearing from you, see below for a list of times and locations.

Las Cruces 

Thursday, October 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.

NMDA Main Conference Room, 3190 S. Espina St.
(NMDA is located on the NMSU campus)

Portales Monday, October 10 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Roosevelt County Extension Office, 705 E. Lime St.

Albuquerque 

Tuesday, October 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul Blvd., NW

 

Santa Fe

Tuesday, October 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Santa Fe County Extension Office, 3229 Rodeo Road

2016 marks 25th anniversary of state’s organic program

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the state program that inspects and gives certifications. Farms, ranches, and other New Mexico businesses want use this to label their organics.

In 1991, the New Mexico Legislature created the Organic Commodity Commission.  It became known as the Organic Program in 2011 when the legislature relocated the program to NMDA.  The Organic Program offers nationally accredited organic certification. Farmers, ranchers, and food processors throughout New Mexico, as well as application and marketing assistance get certification this way.

Learn more about NMDA’s Organic Program.