Select a Program Area
To begin, select a program area from one of the four strategic themes below.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Animal Production
- Research and Extension outreach in this program area encompass the range of animal/genetics/genomics, reproduction, nutrition, physiology, health, and management activities, which should lead to improved animal varieties and management techniques for New Mexico producers.
- Food Safety and Technology
- Research and education complement each other in the on-going efforts to control and reduce the introduction of pathogens into the food supply. While researchers are constantly seeking ways to reduce or eliminate contamination int he production and processing of food products, Extension personel work with food handlers to ensure the safe delivery of food and food products from farm to consumer.
- Plant and Animal Protection
- This program area includes pathogens, vectors, chemicals, and animal health issues that affect commodity plants and animals.
- Plant Production
- Research and Extension outreach in this program area encompass the range of plant genetics/genomics, physiology, quality, stresses, and management activities, which should lead to improved varieties and management techniques for New Mexico producers.
- Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
- Research and Extension outreach in this program area lead to improved range and forest management techniques; improved water and soil management techniques; better appraisals of forest and range conditions for production of livestock forage, water yield, wildlife habitat, forest productivity, and reclamation activities; and better appraisals and remediation of water and soil. These, in turn, improve the economic performance and log-term protection and sustainability of New Mexico's natural resource base.
Community, Resource, and Economic Development
- Agricultural Markets, Trade, and Economic/Business Development
- New Mexico's future is increasingly tied to regional environments and a global economy. Clearly defined regional and internation perspectives are essential for the programs of the College. The University's traditional programs can be enriched by regional and international components and thereby better achieve their full potential. International activities enhance global understanding by incorporating international dimensions into the ongoing instruction, research, and extension efforts of the College.
- 4-H and Youth Development
- This program area includes research, teaching, and Extension outreach dealing with youth development, both in 4-H and classroom settings.
- Health and Wellbeing
- Economic opportunity and quality of life vary greatly for New Mexicans. New Mexico still suffers from some of the highest statistics nationally relative to families with children poverty levels, per capita retirement incomes, numbers of high school graduates, illiteracy, crime, unemployment in rural communities, teen-pregnancy and uninsured motorist among other unsatisfactory figures. Addressing the quality of life issues is a core piece in New Mexico Extension's educational efforts.