New Mexico Department of Agriculture

NMDA gets mobile kitchen
to showcase New Mexico foods

Food trailer to be unveiled this weekend in Las Cruces

NMDA’s food trailer will travel the state to promote locally grown and locally made foods.  NMDA staff will prepare and sample New Mexico foods from it for the first time this weekend in Las Cruces.

NMDA’s food trailer will travel the state to promote locally grown and locally made foods. NMDA staff will prepare and sample New Mexico foods from it for the first time this weekend in Las Cruces.

NMDA will soon be showcasing New Mexico foods from atop four wheels.  The department recently purchased a mobile kitchen, built inside a trailer than can be pulled with a pickup.  NMDA will take the food trailer to events, where it will be used to prepare, sample, and promote New Mexico foods and beverages.

Staff will use inaugurate it during “HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market”, happening at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, November 22-23.  Learn more about the food trailer and the Homegrown event.

New Mexico farmer wins a spot in national
“Faces of Farming & Ranching” program

When he’s not working on his farm in southern New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley, Jay Hill will spend part of the next year traveling across the United States to talk with consumers about agriculture.  Photo courtesy of Grace Robertson Photography.

When he’s not working on his farm in southern New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley, Jay Hill will spend part of the next year traveling across the United States to talk with consumers about agriculture. Photo courtesy of Grace Robertson Photography.

A farmer in southern New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley is now a face for all of American agriculture.

Jay Hill, a 30-year-old from Mesilla Park, got the official word on November 12: the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has selected him and four other farmers from across the United States to serve as the “Faces of Farming & Ranching”.  USFRA flew the five winners out to Kansas City, where the announcement was made.

Learn more about the Faces of Farming & Ranching program and how it lends Hill an opportunity to talk about New Mexico agriculture at a national level.

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