The New Mexico Land Grant Council is an agency of state government administratively attached to the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration.  It was founded in 2009 by statute and provides support to 24 land grants-mercedes in New Mexico recognized as units of government (political subdivisions of the state).  It also serves as a liaison between mercedes and other state agencies and the federal government. The Council consists of five members appointed by the Governor.  (See About us.)

The next meeting of the NM Land Grant Council will be held April 17, 2015 at the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Student Union Building in the Luminaria Conference Room Located on the 3rd floor.  For more information about the meeting agenda please click here: Upcoming Agenda. For directions and parking information see click here: Meetings.

For general inquiries you may contact the NM Land Grant Council at:

NM Land Grant Council
C/O UNM Southwest Hispanic Research Institute
1829 Sigma Chi Rd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Tel: 505 249.6759
Email: nmlandgrantcouncil@gmail.com

Photo:  The background to this page presents the view east from the bend of the Río de Chama to the Cerro Pedernal, an area that includes the San Joaquín del Río de Chama and Juan Bautista Baldés land grant-mercedes.  The land grant-mercedes of Piedra Lumbre and Abiquiú are located to the left and just behind the horizon of this photo.

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