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Calendar of Events, McKinley 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 McKinley County.

February 2015

Feb 5Mar 26

Bernalillo
NMSU, Sandoval Master Gardeners to host eight-week gardening series
Sandoval County Master Gardeners, in conjunction with New Mexico State University's Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service, is hosting an eight-week series on the many aspects of gardening in the Southwest.

The Southwest Homeowners Series will begin Feb. 5 and offer a class each Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. through March 26. The classes will be at the Sandoval County Extension office in the Old Courthouse in Bernalillo, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo.

Attend individual classes or the entire series. Cost of the series is $40 or $5 for each individual class.

The schedule of classes includes:

    • March 5: "Seed Starting," presented by Lynda Garvin.
    • March 12: "Vegetable Gardening," presented by Loren Meinz, Master Gardener
    • March 19: "Insect Pest Management," presented by Tess Grasswitz, NMSU Integrated Pest Management specialist.
    • March 26: "Preserving the Fruits of Your Labor: Food Preservation Basics," by Nicole Lujan, NMSU Sandoval home economist and 4-H agent.
    More info...
For more information, contact Lynda Garvin at 505-867-2582.

March 2015

Mar 3

Farmington
4 Corners Invasive Weed Symposium
To help farmers and ranchers in the Four Corners area to come together in the battle, New Mexico State University's San Juan County Cooperative Extension Service office will host the 22nd annual Four Corners Weed Symposium on Invasive Rangeland Weeds, Tuesday, March 3, at McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568, in Farmington. More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
Mar 10

Cortez, CO
San Juan Basin Speciality Crop Symposium

This Specialty Crop Symposium is designed for existing and potential producers of specialty crops

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:30 am 4:00 pm
Where: Lewis-Arriola Community Center 21615 Road S (1 mile West of Hwy 491 in Arriola)

For more information or registration, please contact Darrin Parmenter with CSU Extension: (970) 382-6464

Cost: $20 (includes handouts, snacks, and lunch)

Topics and Presenters include:

  • Integrated Pest Management - Dr. Tess Grasswitz; NMSU
  • Herbicide Carryover - Darrin Parmenter, CSU
  • Using mushrooms for soil remediation - Travis Custer, San Juan Mycology
  • Food Safety Update - Martha Sullins, CSU
  • Specialty berry production (Goji and Aronia) - Dr. Kevin Lombard, NMSU
  • Growing grain fodder for livestock - Bob Ower; Dolores, CO
  • Notes from the field (creative equipment ideas) - Dave Elder; Aztec, NM

Colorado State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and La Plata County cooperating. Colorado State University Extension is dedicated to serve all people on an equal and nondiscriminatory basis.

More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
Mar 28

Bernaillo, NM
Composting Comprehensive Workshop

Workshop Schedule

  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Home Composting Basics and Soil Amending.
  • 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting).
  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Bucket Composting With the Bokashi Method.

The workshop will be help at Sandoval County Extension Service Classroom, 811 S. Camino del Pueblo, Old County Courthouse, Bernalillo, NM.

Register for one, two, or all three classes by sending email to register@nmcomposters.org or calling 505-867-2582.

The workshop is a joint venture of the Sandoval County Master Gardeners and Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org at 505-867-2582.

April 2015

Apr 10

Farmington
Grant Writing Workshop - New Mexico Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
This Workshop focuses on effective grant writing strategies for USDA Agricultural Marketing Serve (AMS) programs such as Farmers' Market Promotional Programs and the Local Food Promotional programs.
NMSU's Community Resources & Economic Development Specialist, Michael Patrick, will conduct the workshop.
Topics will include:
  • Grant writing overview
  • Developing Your Idea
  • Preparing your Proposal
  • Preparing the Application

Register now!

These workshops are funded by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service and facilitated by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The project is coordinated by the USDA-NIFA Regional Rural Development Centers.

For more information, contact Bonnie Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
Apr 18

Rio Rancho
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting)
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting with worms.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree Road SE, Rio Rancho, 10:00 to 11:00 am. To register call 505-891-5012 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Apr 24-26

Torreon
Youth Get-Away
Youth Get-Away is an event for Novice and Junior members held at Inlow Baptist Camp located west of Torreon, NM. Youth will have the opportunity during the weekend to enjoy workshops on various projects, leadership and teamwork. More info...