Registration for the 2023 Annual Convention is open!
Please join us for a day of exciting farm and ranch visits!We will be visiting three operations in Taos and Colfax counties. First, we will explore an innovative management partnership between Los Pachecos Ranch at Lazy M7 Ranch just outside of Angel Fire, where, using high-intensity, short duration grazing Mr. Pat Pacheco and Mr. Shawn Howard are seeing excellent results, with notably increased water retention capacity in the soils, increased forage, and increased biodiversity. From there we will head to Talpa Gardens (in Talpa, of course!), a micro farm where farmer Jeff Cochran is producing 6 tons of high-quality produce on less than an acre using acequia irrigation. Lastly, we will visit Red Willow Farm at Taos Pueblo, a youth training farm where Director Tiana Suazo will show us their very innovative and sustainable high-tunnel heating system, the excellent results of their soil health stewardship efforts. We will also learn about the youth training program, and their food programs that serve various institutions at Taos Pueblo. Most importantly, after a day in the fields, we will head to Taos Mesa Brewing Taproom at 201 Paseo del Pueblo Sur for a Farmers Union Happy Hour. First round is on us! Details: We’ll meet at 12:30 at Taos Community Economic Development Corporation’s parking lot at 1021 Salazar Rd, Taos, NM 87571. From there, we will carpool to the first two sites. We’ll go pick up our vehicles after Talpa Gardens and head to Red Willow Farm, and we will be on the patio at Taos Mesa Brewing enjoying a cold beverage at 5pm.