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Agriculture and Clean Energy Summit
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A Workshop for LandOwners, Farmers, Policy Makers and Concerned Citizens

On September 15th, State Representative Joseph Cervantes and American Farmland Trust hosted a summit on agriculture and clean energy. Attendees learned about how proposed clean energy legislation will impact agriculture in New Mexico.

Agriculture professionals, and economists discussed opportunities for New Mexico’s farmers in clean energy legislation and answered attendees' questions.

10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday, September 15th

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Featured Events

  • Comments from Mayor Ken Miyagishima, Rep. Joseph Cervantes, and representatives from the offices of Sen. Jeff Bingaman and Congressman Harry Teague
  • Agriculture and Clean Energy Legislation
    Jimmy Daukas, American Farmland Trust
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Sorting Out the Costs and Benefits of Clean Energy Legislation
    Andy Olsen, Environmental Law and Policy Center
    Presentation [PDF]
    J.E. "Ed" de Steiguer, University of Arizona, Natural Resources and the Environment
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Agriculture Opportunities - Offset and Energy Panel
    Joel Brown, NMSU, Managing Arid Lands For Carbon Credits
    Presentation [PDF]
    Gary Teague, Producer, Teague Diversified, Anaerobic Digester
    Curtis Sayles, Producer, Carbon Credit Offsets
    Presentation [PDF]
    Brodie Ayers, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
    Presentation [PDF]
  • Complete Agenda of Events [PDF]
  • Speaker Bios

Background Reading

Role of Agriculture Under Proposed Climate Change Legislation

Economic Effects of ACES on Agriculture

Agricultural Land and Offsetting Greenhouse Gasses

Legislative Background

For more information please contact Anita Zurbrugg, Center for Agriculture in the Environment, American Farmland Trust, azurbrugg@niu.edu,  815-753-9686.

American Farmland Trust