The Healthy Soil Working Group is partnering with the NM Department of Agriculture (NMDA) in this informational webinar about the Healthy Soil Program. NMDA will present an overview of the program, point out changes compared to last year and show how to apply. We’ll conclude with a live Q&A. Come prepared with your ideas & questions!

→ Sign up here for the info session with NMDA

Apply now for NMDA’s Healthy Soil Program!

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is accepting grant applications for its Healthy Soil Program, which was created in the 2019 Healthy Soil Act. 

New Mexico farmers and ranchers interested in applying must do so by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31 through an Eligible Entity, such as a Soil and Water Conservation District; a tribe, nation, or pueblo; or a land grant or acequia. Eligible Entities will conduct preliminary reviews of the applications they receive, then forward the applications they approve to NMDA by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Eligible Entities are also invited to apply to NMDA on their own behalf; such applications are also due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 8. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Grant funding may be used for agricultural projects in New Mexico that focus on one or more of five basic soil health principles: keeping the soil covered; minimizing soil disturbance on cropland; maximizing biodiversity; maintaining a living root; and integrating animals into land management. 

→ For more information on the NM Healthy Soil Program or to download a streamlined, fillable application, visit www.nmda.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2642.