Online Resources and Partnerships

The Museum offers the following online resources to assist teachers and visitors in their exploration of New Mexico agriculture.

  • Field Trip!

    This site offers various educational "seed to consumer" videos produced by KRWG-TV

  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

    Here you will find middle school lesson plans focused on the art of the American West.   .
  • United States Department of Agriculture’s Sci4Kids

    This site offers AG-tivities for teachers and various games that connect students to the science of agriculture.
  • Kids Farm

    Children can learn about farm animals, crops, and farm equipment at this easy to navigate site.
  • Kids Gardening

    This site is a great resource for teachers endeavoring to set up a school garden or parents who want to turn the family garden into a learning tool.  .
  • USDA FSA Kids Home

    This site contains coloring pages, games and stories that teach children the importance of agriculture.
  • New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

    Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico's dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico's arts and cultural heritage agencies including the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. Explore the other 14 divisions at this site.


The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum works closely with various local and state entities. Among these partners are:

  • New Mexico State University’s Public History Department

    The Museum works closely with NMSU’s Public History department on various projects including Dr. Jon Hunner’s Time Travels to New Mexico’s Past. This program enables local students to experience the history of the area utilizing costumes, props and first-person characterizations.
  • National History Day

    Join secondary classrooms from throughout southern New Mexico as they do historical research and compete at regional, state and national contests for prizes and scholarships. This is a collaborative effort between the Museum, the New Mexico Humanities Council, and the New Mexico State University History Department and
  • Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Museum staff works with the Las Cruces CVB to promote the area as a destination for tour groups and visitors from all over the world. The CVB always suggests the Museum as place to visit while in Las Cruces.
  • Southwest Dairy Farmers 

    In addition to providing the Museum with an interactive dairy barn, Southwest Dairy Farmers provide interactive programs and ice cream sandwiches at the Museum’s annual Ice Cream Sunday
  • Doņa Ana County Extension Service

    Over 1,000 local 4th graders visit the Museum each year for Kids, Kows and More, an event which exposes students to many different aspects of agriculture. The Museum hosts the event and provides assistance to the Extension Service staff and volunteers. Doņa Ana County Extension Service also works with the Museum at other events and venues including the Southern New Mexico State Fair.
  • Bureau of Land Management and Dripping Springs Natural Area

    The Museum’s educators assist BLM rangers by doing living history talks and hikes at Dripping Springs. BLM personnel promote the Museum and often assist with such events as Ghosts of the Past. Some schools have spent half their field trip day at the Museum and the other half at Dripping Springs.
  • El Paso Zoo

    In the spring of 2013, the Museum’s education department worked with zoo staff to create an immersive exhibit that transports visitors to the Spanish colonial era.

Programs & Education