LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Dr. Miley Gonzalez made the announcement Wednesday.
Gonzalez has overseen the New Mexico Department of Agriculture for almost eight years and has more than four decades of service to the agricultural industry.
Since 1991, Gonzalez has also served in several roles at New Mexico State University, including with the school's agriculture department and extension education programs. He also was an undersecretary administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
Richardson says Gonzalez has been a powerful advocate for maintaining New Mexico agricultural traditions while expanding the reach of homegrown products and goods across the world.