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New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom

  • Photo by Lyndsey Garber
  • Photo by NM Department of Agriculture
  • Photo by NM Department of Agriculture
  • Photo by Jay Hill
  • Photo by NM Department of Agriculture
  • Photo by Lyndsey Garber

Awards & Grants

New Mexico Grow Project Grant


Helping students grow all year!

Congratulations to these schools receiving a 2023-2024 NM Grow Project Grant

  • Dream Diné Charter School, Shiprock, NM, Nadine Chatto
  • Central Primary, Bloomfield, NM, Christina Stamets
  • Van Buren Middle School, Albuquerque, NM, Jessica King
  • Albuquerque Institute of Science & Mathematics, Albuquerque, NM, Donna Brown
  • Grants High School, Grants, NM, Amador Gonzales
  • Santo Niño Regional Catholic School, Santa Fe, NM, Lia Martinez de Armendariz
  • Longfellow Elementary, Raton, NM, Geneva Sandoval
  • West Las Vegas High School, Las Vegas, NM, Etta Bustos
  • Sixth Street Elementary, Silver City, NM, Holly Haworth
  • Tularosa Middle School, Tularosa, NM, Alisha Day
  • Nancy Lopez Elementary, Roswell, NM, Kimberly Cavin
  • Cloudcroft High School, Cloudcroft, NM, Joni Watson

Grant includes:

  • 4 X8 raised bed/hoop system & everything you need
  • Drip irrigation system
  • Classroom hydroponics kit
  • Material trainings & continual support from experts in the field
  • K-12 curriculum connections

New Mexico Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

NMAITC Teacher of the Year Application

National Ag in the Classroom Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture National Award Program

Each year the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Consortium recognizes exceptional teachers by presenting them with the Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award. This competitive program recognizes state selected "Teacher of the Year" recipients for their successful efforts in teaching agricultural concepts in their curriculum.

Other Organizational Grants/ Award Opportunities

American Farm Bureau Foundation