ARID in the News

windmil in arid field

October 29, 2021

NMSU’s Cooperative Extension video on well water monitoring, testing now available
LAS CRUCES - Frequent monitoring of water wells is critical, especially in arid and semi-arid regions such as New Mexico. The Cooperative Extension Service at New Mexico State University has published a video, “Monitoring Well Water in New Mexico,” to aid well owners in the state, including farmers, ranchers and homeowners, who rely on well water.

group of people gathered by a windmil in arid field

July 24, 2018

Udall, Heinrich Announce $1.1 Million Grant For NMSU Sustainable Agriculture Research
New Mexico State University (NMSU) Agriculture Extension Program has received a $1.18 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate award will fund research into the best strategies for arid land farmers and ranchers in the Southern Great Plains in Union County, New Mexico, Las Animas, Colorado, and Cimarron County, Oklahoma to adapt to times of drought.

Single person working outside

October 2, 2018

NMSU faculty receive $1.2 million-dollar grant to address agroecosystem resilience in times of drought
New Mexico State University Associate Professor of Range Science Amy Ganguli is leading an integrated research and extension grant focused on agricultural resiliency in times of drought and climate variability. Ganguli and her team are working with farmers and ranchers to develop short- and long-term strategies that are proactive with the goal of maintaining ecological, social, and economic resilience in rural communities.