New Mexico Department of Agriculture Provides $5,000 Grant to New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) has awarded a $5,000 grant to New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom (NMAITC) to support agricultural education efforts for K-12 students across the state. NMDA is a cabinet level agency that benefits the public by promoting the viability and advancement of New Mexico agriculture and affiliated industries. “It is important to teach the next generation about where food comes from and how it gets from farm to fork,” says Jeff Witte, New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture. “The NM Ag in the Classroom program is an amazing, hands-on curriculum that provides students with unlimited opportunities. NMDA works to engage youth of all ages and demographics and get them excited about the agriculture industry and its many career opportunities.” Listen here as NMF&LB CEO Chad Smith is interviewed on RFD TV about how New Mexico Ag in the Classroom will use the grant.