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The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education strives to provide students with content knowledge, technical skills, and applied experiences that will establish our students as successful individuals post-graduation from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

The primary focus of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education is to develop the skill set and content knowledge of each individual student in an effort to make our graduates well-rounded individuals, and prepared for the experiences they will encounter in the "real world" following graduation from our university. This includes strengthening the leadership skill set of each student through applied experiences and classroom training.

The degree programs offered through the AXED department equip students to influence the future. Our undergraduate and graduate emphasis areas in agriculture education, technology education, agricultural communications, extension, government agricultural careers, and international agricultural development, while different in coursework and experiences, all revolve around a common goal. Our graduates "Change Attitudes, Change Lives, and ultimately, will Change the World."

FIND your passion - MAKE a difference!


Check what our Department has been doing by reading our AXED Newsletter!

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NMSU AXED Students Speak Out!

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"I love the AXED Department because you get to collaborate with people all over the college."

-Raul Perea, Freshman

"I like the AXED Department because the professors take time to get to know you on a personal level, and there is always something new and interesting happening!"

-Sharlae Brown, Sophmore

"I love the AXED Department because it gives you many opportunities to learn different aspects of agriculture, the staff is genuine, and our teachers educate you on how to succeed by teaching you the importance of helping others succeed."

-Lance Widner, Senior

Agricultural and Extension Education (AXED)
NMSU Gerald Thomas Hall Room 111
P.O. Box 30003 MSC 3501
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 575-646-4511
Fax: 575-646-4082