Tradeshow and advertising funding available to New Mexico agricultural businesses

If you have a New Mexico based agricultural business, don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for funding assistance.

Limited funding assistance is available through the New Mexico Department of Agriculture for the current fiscal year, which began July 1 and ends June 30, 2019. The deadline to apply for funding is Nov. 30, 2018.

Two opportunities are available, and funding is provided on a reimbursement basis only for tradeshows and cooperative advertising.

For the tradeshow assistance opportunity, there are two options. NMDA provides up to 25 percent of the floor space cost at the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show ,March 1 to 3, 2019 in Albuquerque. For all other tradeshows, NMDA provides up to 50 percent of the floor space cost.

For the cooperative advertising assistance opportunity, NMDA provides support for advertising costs. The cost-share assistance is based on funding availability. All ads must contain either the New Mexico–Taste the Tradition or New Mexico–Grown the Tradition logo, which may be obtained by applying to the free logo program through the NMDA Marketing and Development Division. While all types of advertisements will be considered, online advertising is encouraged. Projects that exhibit collaboration amongst multiple industry members are also encouraged.

“The agriculture industry is such an important part of the New Mexico economy, and we hope businesses out there will take advantage of these unique opportunities to promote their products and services,” said New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte.

For details or to download the application, visit, click on “program” on the drop-down menu and select “funding assistance.” Applications must be submitted by Nov. 30.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 575-646-4929.

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