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.

 

New Mexico farmer one of eight finalists in national
“Faces of Farming & Ranching” program

Jay Hill stands in front of his farm in southern New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley.  He’s one of eight finalists in a national contest to represent agriculture in order to make it more transparent to consumers.  Hill is looking for your daily vote online to help him win the contest.

Jay Hill stands in front of his farm in southern New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley. He’s one of eight finalists in a national contest to represent agriculture in order to make it more transparent to consumers. Hill is looking for your daily vote online to help him win the contest. Photo courtesy of Grace Robertson Photography.

An up-and-coming farmer in southern New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley is poised to become a face for all of American agriculture – and part of what he needs to get there is your daily vote online.

Watch the video about Jay Hill, learn more about him, and vote for him on Facebook once a day between Friday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 2.

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