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NMAA Receives Award: NM Food & Farms Day

Los Sembradores Working the Rows in Chamisal, NM -Photo taken by Donne Gonzales
The NM Acequia Association is honored to receive
 the Organization of the Year Award!
NMAA accepts the Organization of the Year award on behalf of our collaboration with close partners. The American Friends Service Committee has been a long-time, cherished partner in our work for a just food system, creating a model that connects legislative funding, farmers and schools. NMAA is honored to be a part of the collaborative with AFSC, La Cosecha del Norte Coop and our own Sembradores Farmer Training Program, getting locally grown food to our local school children.
New Mexico Food & Farms Day and New Mexico School Nutrition Day at the Legislature were created to bring individuals and groups together around food, farming, and health issues, programs and initiatives – from private and public sectors and policymakers. The Day provides an opportunity to share in and show the relationships between the health of our communities and food, farm and health related programs; ways we are working together to increase affordable and healthful food access; to support farmers whose food is produced in New Mexico that contributes to the health and economy of individuals, families, and our communities; encouraging entrepreneurship and leadership; to highlight the benefits of cooperation and coordination; and, the policy intersections. The Day highlights the efforts among those who have chosen to participate to work together towards the health and economic well-being of individuals, families and communities in New Mexico.
 Join us! Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Agenda at a Glance:
Location: NM State Capitol, corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe
9:00am – 9:45am Awards Ceremony in the Rotunda:
NM Food & Farms Day and NM School Nutrition Day Presentations
3rd Annual Local Food and Farm to School Awards
10:00am Education and Advocacy Options will be provided
12:30 – 2pm NM Food & Farms Day & NM Farm to School Network Lunch!
Location: Rio Chama Restaurant next to the Capitol,
414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. Reservations required.
2:30 – 5:30pm NM and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Round Table Presentations and Discussions
For information and ways to participate please call:
Pam Roy, Farm to Table

505-660-8403 and pam@farmtotablenm.org 

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