The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is calling for grant proposals for its brand-new Healthy Soil Program, which was signed into law this spring.
Invited are project proposals based on application of the five soil health principles: keeping the soil covered; minimizing soil disturbance on cropland; maximizing biodiversity; maintaining a living root; and integrating animals into land management.
Interested farmers and ranchers can apply through eligible entities: Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service (commonly referred to as “Extension”), Indian nations, tribes, and pueblos; and Land grants and acequias. Deadline for proposals through these entities is October 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
To partner with a Soil and Water Conservation District, contact your local SWCD.
For more information, please call NMDA at 575-646-2642