The NMDA’s office of biosecurity strives to protect New Mexico agriculture’s critical infrastructure. This is accomplished through planning, training and, when necessary, assisting in the response to all-hazard events. This is largely achieved through a partnership with the Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center. The NMDA office of biosecurity also has a partnership with the National Center for Biomedical Research. The office of biosecurity’s efforts include training at Louisiana State University and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Agriculture and Food Safety. Partners also consist of the United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and state and local agencies.
The NMDA biosecurity program is the state Emergency Support Function (ESF) 11 coordinator.
Visit the Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center for more information about our ongoing programs in New Mexico. You’ll also find current training opportunities and links to other resources.
Agricultural producers in New Mexico are encouraged to visit the drought resources page, which includes information about and links to various resources at the local, state, federal and university levels: https://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/drought-resources/