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Each year, NM Agriculture in the Classroom celebrates an innovative NM educator in grades K-12 that regularly incorporates agriculture into their curriculum. The application for this award is now open.

In addition to the state award, the winning teacher will receive the opportunity to travel to the National Ag in the Classroom Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY June 26- July 1, 2022.

Links for more information:

The application for the CHS Foundation Classroom Grant is now available. Prekindergarten - 12th-grade teachers with agriculture-related projects in need of funding are invited to apply.

The CHS Foundation and National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO) partner each year to offer this grant opportunity. Teachers with projects that can be conducted virtually are welcome to apply as well.

  Projects funded in the past include school gardens, embryology projects, and other initiatives that help teachers use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and more. Learn more about previously funded projects. Fifteen $500 grants will be awarded.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 15

Would you like to have an educational visit from New Mexico Ag in the Classroom? (In-person or virtual)

  • We offer a variety of topics with great connections to STEM, ag-specific topics, and ag career exploration.
  • Our current Ag Literacy Project, Right This Very Minute will provide your classroom with a book, a poster on what grows in NM, a hands-on look at the water cycle, and a list of additional resources and follow-up activities.ink

The Han​ds on Banking ​ program is a free, public, non-commercial, financial capability program offering resources and courses designed for instructor-led group learning or self-paced individual use. 

It is comprised of two websites, the Main Hands on Banking website and the Hands on Banking for Youth website. The main Hands on Banking website​  has financial education resources for adults, small businesses, seniors, and the military.​ The Hands on Youth Banking website ​​​​ has financial education courses designed for Elementary School (K – 5th grade), Middle School (6th – 8th grade), and High School (9th grade – College age).

Thanks to a partnership with NRCS, 12 raised bed kits are headed out to grant recipients! Teachers, students, and community members have come together to create outdoor science labs that even include hoop and drip irrigation system materials!

Columbia Elementary, Las Cruces, NM
Desert Montessori, Albuquerque, NM
Wilson Middle School, Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Terra Winters presents grant award to NMAITC via NMF&LB Foundation Board Member, Anthony Parra
The grant award includes $9,000 to help facilitate K-5 "In the Field" workshops and educational resources for teachers at the new Hatch Valley Ag STEM Academy. Teachers have already begun training!
Journey 2050 "It all starts with a single step."

Journey 2050 is a free, online program on world food sustainability that includes a virtual simulation game.

Designed for grades 7-12, the game created by Nutrien, Ltd., provides students with an opportunity to consider the question: “How will we sustainably feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050?”

   Topics covered by the game and related lessons are; sustainability, plant and soil health, water, economy, land use, culture, careers, and new technology.

Journey 2050 middle school and high school lessons and eLearning modules are available, meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and are designed for use in the classroom or online.

Each 5-7-minute mini-lesson covers well-defined NGSS standards for your science classroom. (mid-high school)

Lessons are presented with an agricultural bend using real-world problems to introduce your students to this STEM-based area of study.

Teach your students science using real-world agricultural issues and solutions!

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth Science 
  • Physical Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
Doña Ana County Farm & Livestock Bureau Free Bus Program Continues! One free bus per school in Doña Ana County for an ag-oriented field trip!
AGventure Days Programs at the Southern NM State Fair in Las Cruces
Programs include:

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Doña Ana County Farm & Livestock Bureau Offer Special Programs for Ag Education
Partners in
Education News
"Corteva Agriscience is committed to strengthening Pre-K-12 agricultural literacy nationwide and is pleased to support partners like New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom in its efforts to provide free educational resources to New Mexico pre-kindergarten - 12th-grade educators."

Jaret Fipps
Corteva Agriscience district leader.
We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience increased its support of
NM Ag in the Classroom programming
ten-fold this year!