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Special Initiatives

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is aggressively involved in finding solutions to current problems in New Mexico. Many of our research and community educational programs are guided by community advisory groups, which help focus our efforts on improving the economic and environmental conditions and personal quality of life in our communities.

Global Programs

  • ACES Global Initiative
    ACES Global Initiatives Program strives to provide every student in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences an opportunity to have an inspiring international experience prior to graduation.
  • Aggies Go Global
    Provides advising and financial support to NMSU students seeking non-credit international experiences outside the classroom.
  • Peace Corps Program
    Explore the collaborative Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program at NMSU.

  • Indian Resources Development
    The IRD 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 a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Chile Pepper Institute
    The only international, non-profit organization devoted to education and research related to Capsicum or chile peppers.
  • Food Safety Laboratory
    The New Mexico State University Food Safety Laboratory (NMSU FSL) is a Biosafety Level 2 food microbiology laboratory that develops and evaluates of rapid methods for the detection of pathogenic microorganisms in foods.
  • Small Farm & Ranch Task Force
    The New Mexico Small Farm & Ranch Task Force sustains the productivity and viability of the land and the farm and ranch families that live and work in New Mexico.
  • New Mexico Chile Association
    A non-profit organization composed of growers and producers who are fighting to ensure the chile industry remains and prospers in New Mexico.
  • Range Improvement Task Force
    An interdisciplinary team of range scientists,ecologists,wildlife experts, agricultural economists and livestock specialists that provides information for use in resolving resource management conflicts.