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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 Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

NMAITC Teacher of the Year Application

New Mexico Grow Project Grant


Helping K-12 Students Grow Year-Round! Grant includes "Everything You Need to Start Growing"

Grant includes:

  • 4x8 raised bed/outdoor science lab
  • Drip irrigation system
  • Classroom hydroponics system
  • Material trainings & continual support from experts
  • Connections to K-12 curriculum/lessons

Congratulations to these schools

Region 1 & 2
  • Santa Ana Head Start, Bernalillo
  • Algodones Elementary School, Bernalillo
  • Mccoy Elementary, Aztec
  • Estancia Upper Elementary, Estancia
  • Robertson High School FFA, Las Vegas
  • Rio Gallinas School for Ecology & the Arts, Las Vegas
Region 3 & 4
  • Hatch Valley High School, Hatch
  • Mesilla Park Elementary, Las Cruces
  • Centennial High School FFA, Las Cruces
  • Sonoma Elementary First Grade, Las Cruses
  • Mescalero Apache High School FFA, Mescalero
  • Mountain View Middle School, Alamogordo

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