Rural Agricultural Improvement and Public Affairs Project (RAIPAP)
The northern branch of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business is housed at the Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde. RAIPAP provides programs in sustainable agriculture, financial planning, and public policy skills throughout Bernalillo, Cibola, Guadalupe, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, San Miguel, Taos, Torrance and Valencia counties as well as to the Jicarilla Apache Tribe.
The mission of the economists at Alcalde is to accelerate extension education and sustainable agricultural research in Northern New Mexico through:
Small Business Development
Leadership and Organizational Development
Value Added Agriculture