Classroom Visits

Educator LuAnn Kilday is available to visit your classroom!

Contact LuAnn at LuAnnR.Kilday@state.nm.us or (575) 522-4100 ext.103 to arrange a time and a topic. There is no charge for classroom visits.

Lessons are available for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Lessons for high school students may be available upon advance request. Most lessons include hands-on activities.

Potential topics include:

  • Products from the farm (farm web) (K-2)
  • Early agriculture in New Mexico (K-5)
  • Bees and pollination (K-5)
  • Sheep and wool: shearing to weaving (K-8)
  • Farm in a Glove: What’s in a seed and how do they grow? (3-5)
  • Measurement and Apples (3-5)
  • Native American agriculture (4-5)
  • Timeline of New Mexico (4-5)
  • All About Owls (owl pellets) (4-5)
  • Water and irrigation in New Mexico (5-8)

Who Are We?

Friends of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization that works in support of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. We are located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Prepare for Your Visit

Whether it’s the sunny summer or cozy winter, our outdoor activities are ready for those dressed appropriately for the season! Family, friends, and even neighbors can join the fun. Read more

Share on Social Media

Snap pictures and share your engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences on social media! Use the hashtag #nmfarmandranch on Instagram. Remember that the livestock barns close at 4 p.m., so get your cattle pictures early!

Navigating the Museum

NM Farm & Ranch is proudly accessible to all visitors requiring mobility assistance via our handicap parking, visitor drop off with automatic doors (west side/front entrance), accessible restrooms, available wheelchairs and ramps — all on one floor. Read more

Heart of the Desert Discounts

Be sure to come and visit the Heart of the Desert Pistachios and Wines in the Museum’s lobby for your gifts and snacks.  They have a wide variety of items to choose from at a reasonable price. Don’t forget that if you join the Friends you will receive an extra 10% off your purchases by showing your membership card.  Only available exclusively in store for Friends members at our Museum!