Rio Pecos Agricultural & Water Rights Workshop

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The NM Acequia Association, American Friends Service Committee, & USDA Presents:

The Rio Pecos Agricultural & Water Rights Workshop

Co-Sponsored by the Cow Creek Basin Acequia Association

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sherriff's Posse 104 S Main St Pecos, NM


 5:45pm  Dinner
 Sofia Valencia, Cow Creek Basin Acequia Associaion 
 Welcome & Introductions 
American Friends Service Committee, Sayrah Namaste
New Mexico Acequia Association, Paula Garcia

NM Acequia Commission, Ralph Vigil 



Water Rights: Are Yours at Risk?  
 Enrique Romero, NM Legal Aid 
 Organizing to Protect Water Rights 
 Richard Valencia, President of Cow Creek Basin Acequia Association 

Projects Supporting Farmers-AFSC's Regional work




Patrick Jaramillo, American Friends Service Committee





Practical Tips for Land Restoration and Production




Tom Dominguez, Extension Ag Agent Santa Fe County



USDA Programs

for Acequias, Farmers & Ranchers

Acequia Governance Program Technical Assistance 

 Serafina Lombardi, NM Acequia Association


Olivia Romo, NM Acequia Association 

 Update on Local Water Rights Issues 
Open Discussion 
Closing & Thanks