Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Matthew Rush of Portales to the Natural Lands Protection Committee.
Rush was among 11 appointments announced Friday by the governor.
Rush is executive vice president, secretary and treasurer of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau. With his father, he owns and operates Rush Cattle Co.
Rush serves on the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture board of directors and the New Mexico Plan for BioFuels Development Committee. He is a past president for the Roosevelt County Farm Bureau.