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About Agriculture Jobs in New Mexico
We feature the best agriculture jobs in New Mexico with new jobs being posted weekly.
With a legendary past and a bright future, New Mexico’s agricultural industry continues to contribute to the state’s economy as the third largest industry, behind only energy and aerospace. According to the most recent Census of Agriculture, New Mexico has 25,044 farms spread over 40.6 million acres.
The average farm size is quite large and encompasses 1,624 acres.
Some of the major commodities that make up this industry include cattle, which play a significant role in New Mexico’s agricultural history.
Also included are hay, dairy, nuts, and chili, just to name a few. In fact, the state ranks first in the nation for both pecan and chili production. More than crops and staples, New Mexico agriculture encompasses everything from agritourism and education to agricultural research and agribusiness.
Many farmers and ranchers go a step further by exploiting value-added opportunities such as food processing, packaging and selling products directly to consumers.
These opportunities help the sector connect better with the public by showing them the great impact agriculture has on everyday life.