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Calendar of Events, Otero 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.

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

April 2015

Apr 18

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Horse Expo & Sale
The Horse Expo and Sale will feature an open house, seminars, horsemanship clinics, and presentations. The Expo be held from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm with lunch to be provided by Horse and Hound and Purina.

The sale preview starts at 1pm and the sale starts at 2:30pm.

Location: NMSU Horse Center, 400 W. Union, Mesilla Park, NM More info...

For more information, contact Joby Priest, Horse Manager at (575)646-1345.
Apr 21

Grant Writing Workshop - New Mexico Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
This free 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 USDs 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 Sandra Barraza at 575-622-3210.
Apr 25

Las Cruces, New Mexico
NMSU Bull Sale
32nd Annual Cattle Sale will be held Saturday April 25, 2015.

The bulls were transported to campus and then the performance test started on December 19th. There will be approximately 40 bulls offered for sale this year representing the Angus, Brangus and Brahman breeds.

These bulls come from cattle that have been in this desert for many generations. Also, they are managed exactly like your range cattle and are backed by many generations of performance records. No females will be offered due to the extensive culling of cows that took place over the past couple of years as a result of the drought.

Location: 400 W Union Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005 More info...

For more information, contact Neil Burcham at 575-646-230.
Apr 29

SWCRS Beyond the Roundtable: Solar Water Pumping & Off-Grid Lighting
This event will require prior registration (free of charge) and it is limited to the first 45 to register. The 1st session of a six part Symposium Series hosted at the Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability.

This will be an excellent session with great information presented on the basics of solar energy, solar water pumping, off-grid lighting, and tools available through the NMSU Engineering NM Resources Network and the Cooperative Extension Service. Symposiums to follow will be on Animal Health, Brush and Weed Control, Ruminant Nutrition in two parts and Range Management. More info...

For more information, contact Shad Cox at 575-849-1015.

May 2015

May 13

Las Cruces
Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only
This certification course will be presented at NMSU in Las Cruces, NM for managers and supervisors of food processing operations.

This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both FDA and USDA regulation for Acidified Foods Only and is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production.

Please see web site and brochure for information on cost, agenda and other details. More info...

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

August 2015

Aug 29-30

LAs Cruces
2015 Ride for the 4-H Clover
  • Friday, August 28, pre-tour party
  • Saturday, August 29, ride begins
  • Sunday, August 30, ride concludes
  • More info...
    For more information, contact Bea Garrett at 575-646-3015.