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The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

NMSU’s AXED Department honors top students

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    Cloudcroft High School teacher Robert Booky addresses the AXED Banquet audience as the chosen Outstanding Alumni keynote speaker.

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!


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NMSU AXED Students Speak Out!

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"I like the fact it is a smaller faculty so you make those relationships. It's a community and it's fun!"

-Haley Montes, Senior

"The faculty and staff have been a part of my life since I was in 4-H and FFA. The program is like my family every time I walk into Gerald Thomas."

-Dominick Chavez, Senior

"I love how everyone is so supportive. Everyone is really close too. You walk through the hall and you just know everyone, and it's a great feeling. I feel taken care of coming in as a freshman. I love AXED!"

-Mabelle Roybal, Senior

"I decided to switch to AXED because I feel that the fields that are covered were better suited for my personality and my future goals."

-Joli O'Byrne, 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