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Taos native and lifelong advocate for conservation and agricultural issues, Patricia L. Quintana, was appointed to the State Land Office’s State Lands Trust Advisory Board in early 2017.
State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn appointed Quintana to represent the agricultural community citing her vast experience in farming and ranching and rural land and water issues.
“Agriculture is deeply rooted in New Mexico’s past and its future,” said Commissioner Dunn. “Patricia brings a wealth of knowledge about our state’s rich farming and ranching culture and will offer invaluable insight as we make important land use decisions that will affect future generations.”
Quintana earned both a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in agriculture from New Mexico State University (NMSU), and in 2005 was an Executive Fellow of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Patricia is the owner and operator of Rancho La Fina Lamb and Wool, La Cuchilla Farm, and De La Tierra Consulting. She has also served as Executive Director of the Taos Land Trust, Director of Special Initiatives for NMSU’s College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Director of Government Relations for NMSU, and Special Assistant to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.
Under the Auspices of the United States Agency for International Development and Winrock International she has consulted around the globe, including Mexico, Spain, Ecuador, the Republic of Mali in West Africa, and the Republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, among others, in an effort to link agriculture to economic development. She has served on countless boards and commissions and currently is a board member for the Taos Valley Acequia Association and member for the New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission.
She was honored as one of the “Remarkable Women of Taos” and has been recognized by the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women and the New Mexico Legislature for her contributions to the agricultural industry in New Mexico.
“As a lifelong resident and native New Mexican I am honored and privileged to be part of the State Lands Trust Advisory Board representing New Mexico’s agricultural interests,” said Quintana.