Recent News

At the bottom of this page is a list of bills that NMACD is following!  This legislative session has been different in many ways but especially because things took off at a gallup instead of ata slow pace like it normally does!  There have already been 800 bills introduced, and the deadline for introduction of new legislation is February 14th.  

YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT EACH OF THESE BILLS AND MORE AT: www.nmlegis.gov

Don’t forget that Ag Fest is next week on February 5th which is also during the NACD Conference in San Antonio.

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DAY IS FEBRUARY 20TH – PLEASE CONTACT MARY LOU IF YOU PLAN TO HAVE A BOOTH.  Space is limited!

THANKS, Debbie Hughes, Executive Director

New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts


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The Ag Ambassador Program is now excepting applications.  The closing date is March 1.  For more information and Application/Nomination Forms, click on News and Events/Action Messages.


FARM BILL SIGNED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP DECEMBER 20TH!


2018 - NMACD OUTSTANDING CONSERVATIONIST AWARD

Hector Mendoza, sponsored by the Caballo district

His lifetime dedication to farming and ag production conservation in the Upper Hatch Valley has earned Hector Mendoza the Region 3 and NMACD 2018 Outstanding Conservationist AWARD!

Hector has served on the Caballo SWCD board for 33 years! 

He is a very accomplished farmer, primarily raising chile, cotton, pecans and alfalfa.  He is known throughout the valley for his quality hay production and has been very successful in his cotton and pecan production.

Mr. Mendoza is very diligent in conservation practices, utilizing appropriate integrated nutrient management; conversion from earthen to concrete lined ditches and irrigation pipelines and laser leveling to further irrigation efficiency. He has a steady farm-to-garden market for his chile and was part of the original efforts to trademark Hatch Valley Chile. 

Mr. Mendoza is active in his community and ag organizations, the New Mexico Cotton Growers; Pecan Growers and Chile Growers. 

2018 – NMACD OUTSTANDING LAND STEWARDSHIP AWARD

Holcomb Family Ranch LLC, sponsored by the Otero district

The Holcomb Family has been involved in agriculture for 77 years.  Judyann Holcomb Medeiros; Rosemary Holcomb and Omer Holcomb are now the Holcomb Family Ranch, LLC.  They’ve been proactive in upgrading their cow/calf operation by improving their pasture management, herd management, facilities, and equipment.  The family has restored native grasslands to a more historical ecological state by eradicating noxious and invasive species, clearing and thinning brush species to increase wildlife habitat, addressing any soil erosion concerns that arise.  Featured below is Judyann accepting the award for her family.

 

They are current members of New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, Otero Cowbelles, Farm Bureau, Otero County Cattleman’s Association, and Lincoln National Forest Allotment Owners Association.  The Holcomb family ranch LLC members are active in the Agricultural community by contributing to the success of Otero County Fair livestock exhibitors, support 4-H, and the Otero County Fair & Rodeo Association.

The Holcomb Family Ranch LLC has hosted an educational tour for the Native Plant Society and general public to showcase the conservation practices and range management on their ranch.  They continue to educate themselves and others to provide the best science and sound management practices proving to be 

OUTSTANDING LAND STEWARDS!

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NEW MEXICO HOT SPRINGS SCAT CATS PLACE 4TH IN 2018 NATIONAL 

ENVIROTHON COMPETITION AT IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY IN 

POCATELLO, IDAHO.  

For more details, go to Education and Training/Envirothon on our website.

CONGRATULATIONS HOT SPRINGS SCAT CATS!!!

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NMACD Admin,
Jan 27, 2019, 9:58 PM