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Calendar of Events, Luna County

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.

2014 County Fair Schedule.

This list is filtered to show only events in Luna County.

August 2014

Aug 23-24

La Cruces
2014 Ride for the 4-H Clover
The second annual New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service Ride for the 4-H Clover motorcycle tour will cover more than 600 miles over the two days, Aug. 23-24.

A kick-off breakfast where riders will be welcomed and given an overview will be from 7-8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Dona Ana County Extension office in Las Cruces. They’ll roll out of Las Cruces at 8 a.m., headed to Silver City through Hatch, New Mexico, via Highway 185 and historic Hillsboro, New Mexico, via Highway 152.

Cost is just $75 per person, which includes lunches along the route, dinner in Socorro, and prizes. NMSU students can join the ride at a reduced cost of $50. Riders will also receive a pin commemorating this unique ride. Proceeds will benefit Extension 4-H youth programs. Need not drive or own a motorcycle to join.

For more information or to register, visit ridefortheclover.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-3015.

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For more information, contact Bea Garrett at 575-646-3015.
Aug 28-29

Las Cruces
AG Days Degree
An intensive learning opportunity for anyone interested in updating or expanding their knowledge in animal agriculture and resource management through a progressive series of courses related to Animal Sciences, Natural Resources and Agricultural Economics.

For more information or to register go to nmbeef.nmsu.edu
For more information, contact Marcy Ward at 575-646-3326.

September 2014

Sep 6

Silver City
Small Farm Conference
The Hidalgo, Grant, and Luna County Cooperative Extension Offices are hosting the Small Farm Conference. The day will get started with a tour and meet and greet at the Silver City Farmers Market. Participates will then go on a farm tour before meeting at the Grant County Extension Office (2610 N. Silver St. Silver City)) for presentations covering, small farm economics, marketing, good agriculture practices, food safety, and business planing.

Lunch will be provided and will consist of a winter squash soup, salad, and artisan breads.

There is a $5.00 registration fee to be paid at the door to help cover the cost of lunch.

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.
Sep 19

Las Cruces
Project Discovery to feature music, dance and hot chile
Save the date:

Everyone is invited to "Project Discovery: An evening of music, dance and the science behind the world's hottest chile pepper," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Atkinson Recital Hall.

Come take part in an exciting night of dancing, musical entertainment and a conversation with Paul Bosland, the world's foremost authority on chile peppers and director of NMSU's Chile Pepper Institute.

Also featuring the world's greatest salsa bar and an after-party on the Horseshoe. All proceeds will go toward student scholarships. More info...

October 2014

Oct 20-22

Las Cruces
Pecan Growers Short Course

Are you planting or buying your first pecan orchard? Or do you want to increase the yields, quality and profitability of the pecan orchards you already have? Come, let experts from NMSU and University of Arizona teach you all about pecan production in the West!

Registration for the three day course is $300 per participant. Registration includes Lectures, binder with lecture notes, 3 lunches, refreshments, and field trip transportation.

Online Registration

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For more information, contact Mary Curtis at 646-1715.