2021 Implementation of WSARE Professional Development Plan for New Mexico

Project Overview

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2020: $45,886.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2023
Host Institution Award ID: G240-22-W7905
Grant Recipient: New Mexico State University
Region: Western
State: New Mexico
State Coordinators:
Dr. Stephanie Walker
New Mexico State University
Omololu John Idowu
New Mexico State University

Information Products


Not commodity specific


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage, cover crops, crop improvement and selection, cropping systems, drought tolerance, irrigation, organic fertilizers, plant breeding and genetics, pollination, pollinator habitat, pollinator health, seed saving, varieties and cultivars, water management
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal abstract:

    NM WSARE PDP will coordinate the annual NM Sustainable Agriculture Conference, a Sustainable Agriculture Field Day, and provide a WSARE informational booth at major commodity conferences in New Mexico. Conferences being targeted include the NM Organic Farming Conference (~ 1000 attendees); NM Hay Conference (~250 attendees), NM Chile Growers Conference (~300 attendees) and NM Cotton Growers Conference (~100 attendees). Information about WSARE grants and SARE publications will be shared with producers, educators and stakeholders at these conferences. We will also seek opportunity to give short presentations about WSARE grants in some of these conferences if possible.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    The objectives of NM WSARE PDP include:

    1) Train at least 50 participants in potential alternative crops for New Mexico at the NM Sustainable Agriculture Conference in person and through on-line streaming.

    2) Provide research field tours and presentations for at least 25 participants at the Sustainable Agriculture Field Day.

    3) Through NM WSARE PDP booth display, provide outreach for the WSARE program at major commodity conferences or more in the state.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.