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Other Resources for Landowners, Farmers and Ranchers
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Conservation Easements for Agricultural Landowners
A Taos Land Trust handout about the benefits of conservation easements for agricultural landowners.
Land Trust Alliance
An alliance of 1,700 land trusts nationwide, with resources and information for conservation-minded landowners available on its website.
Find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
New Mexico Acequia Association
Acequias are the historic communal irrigation systems that support the culture and livelihood of thousands of families in New Mexico. This statewide association's mission is to sustain our way of life by protecting water as a community resource and strengthening the farming and ranching traditions of our families and communities.
New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund
A private, tax-exempt organization that provides loans, training and business consulting to entrepreneurs, business owners and non-profit organizations throughout the state and the entire Navajo Nation. Services support the efforts of low-income individuals and their communities to achieve self-reliance and control over their economic destinies.
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Through securing the food supply, promoting trade, and protecting our natural resources and environment, NMDA is a producer consumer and regulatory agency that plays a fundamental role in multiple sectors of New Mexico’s agricultural and consumer services industries.
New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association
Promotes direct marketing avenues for New Mexico agricultural products, advocates for the interest and responds to the needs of farmers' markets and direct marketing farmers, and educates farmers and consumers about the benefits of direct marketing and the importance of supporting local agriculture and community.
New Mexico Land Conservation Tax Credit
Transferable income tax credit that allows conservation easement donors at any income level to sell unused tax credits to a third party for direct income.
New Mexico Livestock Board
Protects the integrity of New Mexico's livestock industry through regulatory compliance.
New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission
Provides certification services and marketing assistance for organic producers, processors and retailers; and information, education and marketplace protection for consumers.
NMSU Agriculture Science Center, Alcalde
Dedicated to research on sustainable agriculture and related issues to benefit small family farms and ranches of north-central New Mexico.
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, Taos
Provides practical, research-based knowledge and programs in agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family issues, youth development, and community economic development to improve quality of life.
NMSU Small Farm Institute
Aims to build a corridor of expertise and experience for small farm and ranch producers in order to help them create sustainable agriculture systems and improve economic viability.
NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
Promotes agricultural production and environmental quality, offering financial and technical help to assist eligible participants install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land.
NRCS Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program
Provides matching funds to help purchase development rights to keep productive farm and ranchland in agricultural uses.
NRCS Grassland Reserve Program
Support for working grazing operations, enhancement of plant and animal biodiversity, and protection of grassland under threat of conversion to other uses.
Of Land and Culture
A report on Environmental Justice and Public Lands Ranching in Northern New Mexico,
by Ernest Atencio. Published by The Quivira Coalition and the Northern New Mexico Group of the Sierra Club.
The Quivira Coalition
The mission of The Quivira Coalition is to build resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on western landscapes through education, collaboration, and progressive public and private land stewardship.
Western SARE, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Service
Competitive grants conducted cooperatively by farmers, ranchers, researchers and ag professionals to advance farm and ranch systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities.