LAS CRUCES, N.M., (June 18, 2024) – American AgCredit has awarded grants to 23 New Mexico agriculture-related organizations totaling $204,000.

  • Ag in the Classroom
  • Ranch Management Camp
  • 4H Animal Camp
  • 4H Leadership
  • FFA Leadership
  • FFA Expo
  • New Mexico Wool Growers
  • New Mexico State University Chile Institute
  • New Mexico State University Hydroponics
  • New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association Youth Outreach Young Cattlemen
  • New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association Cattlemen’s College
  • Centennial FFA
  • Sierra Soil and Water Conservation
  • Lincoln County Food Bank
  • Play Share Foundation
  • National Center for Frontier Communities
  • Localogy
  • Farmington Municipal School
  • Farm of Song
  • Dessert Verde Farm
  • Ramel Family Farms LLC
  • Bidli Baby Food
  • Jal Farms

American AgCredit designed the Rural Roots Endowment to provide grants and direct funds to New Mexico agricultural organizations that support the next generation of farmers and ranchers—like FFA, 4-H, junior livestock, and scholarships—as well as ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of New Mexico agriculture, fight hunger in New Mexico, and continue ag education in New Mexico.

“The Rural Roots Endowment is focused on the future—a commitment to supporting farmers, ranchers, and our neighbors who live and work in rural America,” said Dr. Terra V. Winter, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico—who is partnering with American AgCredit to manage the endowment. “It will support New Mexico agriculture’s success well into the future.”

Last year, American AgCredit invested nearly $1.4 million in donations, sponsorships, scholarships, volunteer hours and special programs focused on young and beginning farmers and feeding people. To learn more about how local communities benefit from American AgCredit’s investments, visit


American AgCredit was chartered in 1916 as part of the nationwide Farm Credit System and is the nation’s fifth-largest Farm Credit association. American AgCredit specializes in providing financial services to agricultural and rural customers in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, and Oklahoma, and serves capital market customers throughout the United States.

American AgCredit’s financial services include production and mortgage financing, equipment and vehicle leasing, crop and life insurance, lines of credit, and the Young, Beginning and Small Farmer Program. American AgCredit also provides interest-free loans for qualifying 4-H, FFA and AgYouth programs, and college scholarships to students interested in agriculture. Learn more at

For more information:

Chris Carter, Media Relations, American AgCredit,, (804) 314-4841



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