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Calendar of Events

Below is a list of events sponsored by the College or of interest to our clientele. Events are tracked all over the state; the maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place. If you would like to filter your results to a particular county, visit the county calendar listing.

2013 County Fair Schedule.

April 2014

Apr 19

Hidalgo County Gardening Series #2
This workshop will cover topics related to composting, cover crops and companion planting.

Participants will learn how to build their worm compost bin. Hand on activities at the garden will include installing a drip tape system around the fruit trees and planting Sorghum-Sudan, buckwheat and cow-pea in the cover crop study being conducted.

All classes take place at the Ena Mitchel Building. 317 E. 4th st. Lordsburg, NM and should run from 9am to noon. More info...

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.
Apr 21-24

Kitchen Creations Cooking School
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service is offering a cooking school for people with diabetes. The classes are sponsored by the NM Department of Health and Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Insurance with Presbyterian is not required to attend. This particular cooking school is targeted to African Americans.
Kitchen Creations is a free series of four classes that help people with diabetes learn how to prepare delicious meals and manage their blood sugar levels.
Kitchen Creations is free of charge to participants. Seating is limited, and priority goes to people who have diabetes. Participants must pre-register by calling the Extension Office at 575-763-6505 by April 7th and plan to attend all four sessions.

Dates: April 21, 22, 23, 24
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Location: Curry County Extension Office, 818 Main St.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service, please contact the Extension Office at 575-763-6505 by April 7th.
For more information, contact Curry County Extension Office at 575-763-6505.
Apr 22

Special Field Day at NMSU's Clovis Science Center explores winter canola as alternative crop
New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Clovis is hosting a free field day to address the potential of winter canola as an alternative crop

Registration for the event starts at 9 a.m. and the field tour will start at 10 a.m. A lunch program will be at 11:30 a.m.

The science center is located 13 miles north of Clovis and the map to the center can be accessed at http://clovissc.nmsu.edu. More info...

For more information, contact Sangu Angadi at 575-985-2292.
Apr 22

Las Cruces
Centennial Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914
The Dona Ana County Cooperative Extension Service will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 April 22 at 9 a.m. at the Dona Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd. More info...
For more information, contact Karim Martinez at 575-525-6649.
Apr 24

Las Cruces
HRTM International Dinner - French Cuisine
NMSU's school of HRTM will present a "French Cuisine" dinner on Thursday, April 24th as a part of their International Dinner Series.

Dinners being at 6:30 pm and will take place in 100 West Café, west end of Gerald Thomas Hall. Wine tasting will be included with each dinner from 6-6:30 pm.

Cost of dinner will be $62.50 per person.

Please come in person to Gerald Thomas Hall Rm. 138 Friday, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2 pm to purchase your ticket(s).

Payment must be made the day dinner tickets are purchased. There are no refunds and cancellations must be made no later than the Monday the week of the dinner event.

More info...
For more information, contact Judy Story.
Apr 25May 16

Santa Fe, NM
Kitchen Creations
A cooking school for people with diabetes. Free!
  • Learn to plan healthy meals
  • Learn to prepare delicious dishes that manage carbohydrate
  • Learn to reduce fat, sugar, and sodium in cooking without cutting taste.

Classes will be Friday mornings from 9a.m. to noon in the large annex at the Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd

In addition to preparing and tasting healthy dishes, class participants will receive a workbook and recipe books.

Early registration is encouraged - Register now!

More info...

For more information, contact Cydney Martin at 505-471-4711.
Apr 25

Introduction to Organic Gardening
Interested in learning more about organic gardening? What is organic and what do you need to know to start or transition to organic gardening especially vegetables. Learn the principles of creating healthy soils, Integrated Pest Management, and vegetable production that are holistic and environmentally friendly.

Register Now

More info...
For more information, contact Elizabeth Hackett at 505-867-2582.
Apr 28-30

Albuquerque, NM
Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only
This 3-day certification course will be presented at the South Valley Economic Development Center in Albuquerque, NM. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for Acidified Foods Only.

This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations. For more details and registration information, please see web site. More info...

For more information, contact Nancy Flores or Gloria Hernandez at 575 646-2198.

May 2014

May 1

Fruit tree workshop in Abiquiu
To help commercial growers and home gardeners have the best yield possible, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture marketing division are hosting a fruit workshop Thursday, May 1, at the Rio Arriba County Rural Event Center, State Road 554 House #122-A, Abiquiu. The free event will begin at 9 a.m.

A light lunch will be provided. Participants are asked to RSVP by April 25. More info...

For more information, contact Donald Martinez at 505-685-4523.
May 9

Drought Gardening Strategies Workshop
Three speakers will discuss, drought-proofing desert garden soil, mulching, shading, irrigation methods, active rain water catchment,and residential soil erosion management.

The workshop will be help May 9 from 8:45- noon in the Sandoval County Extension office.

Register Now!

More info...

For more information, contact Elizabeth Hackett at 505-867-2582.
May 10

Hidalgo County Gardening Series #3
This workshop will cover topics related to Good Agricultural Practices, Farm and Food Safety and Harvesting.

All classes are held at the old senior center 317 E. 4th St. Lordsburg, NM and run from 9 am to Noon. More info...

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.
May 14-16

Indian Livestock Days
New Mexico Indian Livestock Days is an annual event held in May, conducted by NMSU Cooperative Extension Service.

The program is designed for Tribal members who raise livestock and is driven by clientele needs and interests - not enough land, not enough feed on the land they have, and not enough water, etc. More info...

For more information, contact Kathy Landers at 505-863-3432.
May 17

Silver City, NM
Home Composting Basics in Silver City
A Home composting class sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters will be held May 17 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at The Volunteer Center of Grant County, 501 East 13th Street, Silver City, NM.

The class is free and open to all. No registration is required. For more information, you may call Terry Timme, Silver City Office of Sustainability, at 575-519-8987, or send email to webmaster@nmcomposters.org.

Learn how to compost food and yard waste, an easy and fun way to recycle and to build healthy soil in your yard and garden. The class will cover the science, art, methods, choices, and benefits of home composting. More info...

For more information, contact Terry Timme at 575-519-8987.

June 2014

Jun 5

Hidalgo County 4-H. Discover the Powers of 4-H.
This workshop will be conducted by Senior 4-H members who serve in the leadership capacity of the Hidalgo County 4-H Council.

The council is tasked with preparing a high quality leadership training for other 4-H members in Hidalgo County. Each pair of officers will develpe and lead their workshops covering topics such as team work, communication, and building leadership capacity. More info...

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.
Jun 8-13

Valles Caldera National Preserve
May 1 Deadline to Register for 2014 Youth Ranch Management Camp
New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service hopes to build on the success of its New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp when it hosts the event June 8-13 at the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico. More info...
For more information, contact Tom Dominguez at 575-437-0231.
Jun 13

Hidalgo County Youth Demonstration Garden Field Day and PNM dedication.
This event will highlight the work the Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension Office, the Spirit of Hidalgo, the Hidalgo County Food Coalition, and Hidalgo Medical Services has been doing at the Fairgrounds.

The garden has been highlighted in news papers and on the El Paso news station. The day will consist of presentations done by Extension Specialist, NRSC is going to have their water trailer available, and the Hidalgo County Extension Office will be talking about cover crops and soil health.

The event will start at 9am. The garden received a $10000 grant from PNM and we will be having a thank you reception at 11am followed by a BBQ lunch. More info...

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.
Jun 14

Hidalgo County 4-H County Contest
This event will take place at the Animas High school. 4-H members will participate in various judging contest.

Qualifying members will then advance to the district and state events. More info...

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.

August 2014

Aug 7

ASC-Tucumcari Annual Field Day
Annual Field Day

Registration begins at 5:00 pm. A catered dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. Our dinner program will feature a guest speaker. After dinner a hay ride is scheduled to show our ongoing research. Refreshments will be served following the hay ride.

Hope to see you there More info...

For more information, contact Leonard Lauriault at 575-461-1620.
Aug 13

ASC-Alcalde Annual Field Day
Aug 23-24

La Cruces
2014 Ride for the 4-H Clover

Save the date!

NMSU President Garrey Carruthers and Regent Chair Mike Cheney invite you to ride the beautiful roads of southern New Mexico to support our state’s Cooperative Extension Service and 4-H youth programs. Any who wishes to participate, but is not a motorcycle rider, is welcome.

See photos and videos from the 2013 ride at http://ridefortheclover.nmsu.edu

More info...
For more information, contact Bea Garrett at 575-646-3015.

October 2014

Oct 15Nov 8

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters Fall 2014 Training
The next Master Composter Training is scheduled for Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, October 15 to November 8, 2014, at the Bernalillo County Extension Office in Albuquerque. The purpose of the training is to educate people to be expert composters who will then teach others how to compost. It is not necessary to be a resident of Bernalillo County to take the training. More info...
For more information, contact webmaster@nmcomposters.org.