Executive Director Adan Manuel (Manny) Encinias Ph.Dis the owner of Trilogy Beef Community, LLC and has been a vendor at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market since 2021. He is also the co-owner of the awardwinning Buffalo Creek Ranch – La Gloria Cattle Company, the recipient of the 2022 Sustainability Commitment to Excellence Award presented by Certified Angus Beef. As a consultant, he has developed English-Spanish training programs through Now We’re Ranching Cattle Management Services.
His nonprofit leadership includes service on the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market, the national Niche Meat Processors Assistance Network, and as Board Vice Chair of the Estancia Basin Water Planning Committee. He also founded Feeding the Future, a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening the protein supply chain in Indigenous communities of the Southwest to achieve food sovereignty.
From 2019-2022, Encinias served as the Discipline Chair, Professor and Director of Workforce at Mesalands Community College. From 2002-2014, he was the Extension Natural Resource and Livestock Specialist at New Mexico State University. Dr. Encinias holds a Ph.D from North Dakota State University (Ruminant Nutrition), a Master of Science degree from New Mexico State University (Animal Science), and a Bachelor of Science degree from New Mexico State University (Animal Science). The Moriarty native and his wife, Corina, have seven children ranging in age from college to preschool.