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Terrell T. Baker
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Terrell T. Baker

Title: Extension Riparian Management Specialist; Associate Professor of Range Science Major Field of Interest: Riparian/Wetland Management and Ecology


  • B.A., Economics, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1989
  • M.S., Forest Resources, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, 1994
  • Ph.D., Forest Biology and Ecology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, 1998



  • Member of Range Improvement Task Force

Honors and Awards:

  • Who's Who in Agricultural Higher Education
  • College of Agriculture/Home Economics "Extension Early Career Award" (presented by Epsilon Sigma Phi)

Email Address: ttbaker@nmsu.edu Office Phone: 575-646-2218

Keith W. Duncan
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Keith W. Duncan

Title: Extension Brush and Weed Scientist; Professor of Range Science Major Field of Interest: Brush Management and Ecology


  • B.S., Range and Wildlife Management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1974
  • M.S., Mass Communications, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1976
  • Ph.D., Range Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1981


  • Statewide responsibilities as range brush and weed control specialist. Assistance provided to county extension agents, ranchers, farmers, agency personnel and others interested in brush management and range improvement.

Email Address: erbc@nmsu.edu Office Phone: 575-748-1228

Manny Encinias

Title: Extension Livestock Specialist; Assistant Professor of Animal Science, Clayton Livestock Research Center, Cooperative Extension Service Major Field of Interest: Develop successful nutrition and grazing strategies for cow/calf and stocker operations in New Mexico. Specific interest is measuring the impact grazing and nutritional management history has on a calf's subsequent performance and efficiency as a replacement female, stocker, or feeder. (30%)


  • B.S., Animal Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 1996
  • M.S., Animal Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 1998
  • Ph.D., Animal Science, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, 2002


  • Conduct statewide educational programs and ranch livestock production demonstrations in range nutrition, poisonous plants, herd health, range management, and financial management. Provide technical support in the areas of beef cattle production systems and rangeland management to county Extension faculty, ranchers, industry associates, and land agency personnel. (70%)

Honors and Awards:

  • NM Society for Range Management "President's Award for Service"

Email Address: mencinia@nmsu.edu

Office Phone: 575-374-2566 Office Location: Clayton Livestock Research Center, Clayton, New Mexico

Jon C. Boren

Title: Extension Wildlife Specialist; Cooperative Extension Service, Professor of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences Major Field of Interest: Wildlife/livestock interactions through scientific studies on rangelands and forests in New Mexico.


  • B.S., Oklahoma State University-Stillwater, 1987
  • M.S., Oklahoma State University-Stillwater, 1992
  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University-Stillwater, 1995

Email Address: jboren@nmsu.edu Office Phone: 505-646-1164 Office: Knox 121