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Indian Resource Development (IRD) is a statewide program located at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. IRD promotes and facilitates higher education opportunities for Native American students in natural resources, engineering, science, mathematics, business and economic development.


The Indian Resource Development Program pursues, develops, coordinates, and initiates opportunities and experiences that assist tribal students in becoming professional agriculturalists, business people, engineers, resource managers, and scientists prepared to contribute to the effective development and management of tribal resources in their own culturally appropriate manner.

Indian Resource Development Program
MSC 3IRD , Box 30001
Las Cruces, N.M. 88003-8001
Phone: 575-646-1347
Fax: 575-646-7740