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Local Farmer Innovation Enterprise Grants (LIFE)

New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association

Closed March 1, 2021


These farmer grants have two specific purposes, and your proposal must meet one of them:

  • To expand specialty crop varieties and/or crop volume sold through New Mexico retail outlets;

  • To pilot or expand regenerative agriculture practices.


  • New Mexico Farmers who meet one of the stated grant objectives, and who are an “Individual Farmer Member” of the NMFMA ($25/year).

  • Farmers must contribute a 50/50 cost-share on the project (may include labor).

  • Farmers must be willing to work with NMFMA staff during the growing season for regular progress check-ins on their farm.

  • Farmers must submit a short Work Plan showing what activities will be performed during the grant period (April 1 - Dec. 1)

  • Farmers must participate in a year-end “event and/or write a short report to share lessons learned from their project.

  • It is encouraged (but not required) to collaborate with your local Co-op Extension agent or other farmers.


Grants up to $3,000 each. Smaller amounts are fine. Each grant must be met with a 50% costshare (“match”) by farmer. 


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March 1, 2021


New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association (NMFMA)

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Grant, Cost Share

Maximum Award Amount


Updated September 28, 2021

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