About the Program

"New Mexico Agricultural Leadership is a program that equips those in the ag industry to become more effective leaders, and leaders of tomorrow." - Sam Hagelstein, Class 12

About NMAL

New Mexico Agricultural Leadership (NMAL) is a practical, seminar-based leadership experience for growing professionals. Our mission is to develop knowledgeable, multicultural leaders for New Mexico's agricultural, food, and natural resource industries. We accomplish this through 6 in-state seminars, a trip to Washington, D.C., and an international experience. Seminars includes site visits, workshops, meetings, travel, and individual leadership growth. Apply to NMAL

NMAL Tuition

Tuition for the class includes workshop expenses, speaker fees, leadership books and assessments, tour costs, group transportation, and seminar meals when we have guest speakers. We often have participants sponsored by their employers or companies as a professional development investment. Tuition for the entire 18-month program is $3,500. We request a $1,500 deposit by the first seminar, with a full year to contribute the remaining balance. Scholarships are available! Please indicate your interest and need in your application. Visit our Application Page and click "Program Overview" for a complete description.

NMAL Location

NMAL is housed in the Agricultural & Extension Education Department in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. The program is organized by a full-time program coordinator, and guided by a six-member board of directors. We are a member of the International Association of Programs for Agricultural Leadership (IAPAL). The program is funded by participant tuition, sponsorships, support from the New Mexico Legislature, and New Mexico State University.

If would like to invest in the future of agriculture through this program, please consider a tax-deductible contribution through the NMSU Foundation.

New Mexico Agricultural Leadership Program
New Mexico State University
MSC 3501, Box 30003
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 575-646-6691
Fax: 575-646-4082
Email: nmal@nmsu.edu