NMSU Professor Shares Experience on USDA Organic Certification Process

The Student Research and Education Gardens at New Mexico State University have been awarded an organic transitions grant from the USDA. This makes the first land that has been awarded to NMSU since 1888. Mark Uchanski, a professor with the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, says “Organic production is the fastest growing sector of New Mexico‚Äôs agricultural production and our students now have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of what organic is, including how it compares to other systems, and this makes our students more knowledgeable and marketable.” Dive into a Q&A with Mark below.

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