Wells Fargo Foundation Supports New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom
10/30/2021

Wells Fargo recently became a major sponsor of New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom (NMAITC).

Online PR News – 30-October-2021 – Las Cruces, New Mexico – Wells Fargo recently became a major sponsor of New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom (NMAITC). The support will fund eLearning educational initiatives on the NMAITC website, the development of agricultural virtual field trips for use by New Mexico teachers, and increase the number of free educational presentations and workshops geared to Pre-K-grade 12 New Mexico teachers to increase their awareness of agriculture.

"We are pleased to receive support from and partner with Wells Fargo,” said Traci Curry, director for New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom. “Their support will help us to expand our reach by providing crucial agricultural literacy educational resources for New Mexico teachers and their students. We will have more informed consumers about New Mexico agriculture and young people who will consider pursuing a career in the agriculture and food industries.”

Options in learning create student success,” said Katie Rollyson, Wells Fargo Community Relations Vice President. “Wells Fargo is proud of our relationship with New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom, as we work together to help students receive the education they need to learn about agriculture and the role it plays in everyday lives. This organization meets the need for agriculture education in the classroom throughout New Mexico.”

The grant is being funded through the Wells Fargo Foundation, which is committed to building an inclusive, sustainable recovery for all through a focus on opening pathways to economic advancement, championing safe, affordable homes, empowering small businesses to thrive, and enabling a just, low-carbon economy. Wells Fargo, with 65 branches and more than 850 employees in New Mexico, is a diversified, community-based financial services company that provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance.

New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom is the educational outreach program of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau Foundation. The purpose of NMAITC is to educate the general public, with an emphasis on K-12 students and educators, about the importance of agriculture. Website: http://www.nmaitc.org.

New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau (NMF&LB) is a 20,000-member organization comprised of farmers and ranchers, and those who are interested in private property rights and a local food supply. NMF&LB is the state’s largest, private agricultural organization and was founded in 1917. Website: http://www.nmflb.org.