Mandy's Farm

Mandy’s Farm is a project partner of the first AgrAbility Program based in the State of New Mexico, as well as the first AgrAbility Program, nationally, to focus on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In partnership with NMTAP, the Cooperative Extension Office at NMSU, and the Occupational Therapy Program at UNM, AgrAbility creates opportunities for farmers to enter, or return to, agriculturally-based employment.

As an AgrAbility partner, Mandy’s Farm offers an Agri-Learning Program designed specifically for people with developmental disabilities who wish to access education and vocational supports around farming. Through the Agri-Learning Program, up to 10 participants complete a year-long apprenticeship designed to prepare them to work on an existing farm or start a micro-business of their own. Apprentices obtain daily hands-on experience in growing vegetables, cultivating fruit and mushrooms, caring for small livestock, exploring aquaponics, and working with bees.

Mandy’s Farm is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals with Developmental Disabilities to achieve goals by structuring a positive, purposeful and caring environment for living, learning, and working in the community.

Mandy’s Farm strives to:

Provide the highest-quality services for adults with developmental disabilities through providing a higher staff to client ratio; Help all individuals achieve their greatest self-sufficiency by assisting them in identifying, developing, and achieving their goals; Assist individuals with disabilities to work in the community in integrated settings and establish a better quality of life