Agribusiness in New Mexico

Agriculture in the Middle Rio Grande Valley and surrounding areas of central New Mexico has been an important facet of everyday life since the early agriculturalists of the ancestral Pueblo peoples.

Throughout the centuries and still true today, farmers and ranchers have adapted to growing seasons, temperature ranges, and rainfall patterns to develop and implement successful agriculture practices. More difficult in modern times are necessary adaptations to the pressures of increased human populations, particularly greater demands on our limited water supply.

The need for sustainable agricultural practices to provide fresh products to consumers while maintaining and supporting natural resources is important for our producers and what we are looking for in the middle Rio Grande valley. These complex challenges provide great opportunities for individuals and organizations interested in creatively expanding current agricultural operations or bringing in new environmentally sensitive industries.