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SOUTHWEST CHEESE LLC SUPPORTS NEW MEXICO AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM
Source: New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom news release

Southwest Cheese LLC, Clovis, NM, one of the world's largest manufacturers of American style cheese, is partnering with New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom (NMAITC) to help provide eLearning educational opportunities to New Mexico students and families. The mission of NMAITC is to strengthen pre-kindergarten through 12th grade agricultural literacy outreach. This is especially important during this time of COVID-19 restrictions and an increased need for virtual learning.

"Southwest Cheese LLC recognizes the importance of agricultural educational outreach in a format that is safe, yet easily accessible. It is now more important than ever before to raise awareness about the importance of how our food gets to our tables and all the amazing people and processes it takes to help make it happen. We are excited to expand our educational outreach thanks to the support of Southwest Cheese," said Traci Curry, NMAITC Director.

"Agricultural Education is more important today than it has ever been. Our daily needs such as food (healthy nutritious dairy products produced here in eastern NM), clothing & medicine all require agriculture. Southwest Cheese is excited to partner with New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom to support education for future generations," said Eric Denton, Site Director of Operations

Southwest Cheese LLC processes over 5.1 billion pounds of milk, produces in excess of 588 million pounds of superior block cheese and 36.8 million pounds of high value-added whey proteins powders each year. The company generates sales in national and international markets and employs a first-rate workforce of over 453 employees. To learn more Southwest Cheese, please visit their southwestcheese.com.

New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom is the educational outreach program of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau Foundation. The purpose of NMAITC is to educate the general public, with an emphasis on K-12 students and educators, about the importance of agriculture. Website: www.nmaitc.org.

New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau is a 20,000-member organization comprised of farmers and ranchers, and those who are interested in private property rights and a local food supply. NMF&LB is the state's largest, private agricultural organization and was founded in 1917. For information about NMF&LB, please call 575-532-4703 or visit www.nmflb.org.


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