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Calendar of Events, Rio Arriba 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 Rio Arriba County.

March 2015

Mar 18Apr 8

Kitchen Creations
Diabetic Cooking Classes
For more information, contact Nicole Lujan at 505-867-2582.

April 2015

Apr 10

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 10

Land Tax Status Session at Taos Agricultural Resource Fair
An agricultural resource fair to help Taos County landowners who are, or will be, affected by the recent loss of agricultural land tax status will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the Juan I. Gonzales Memorial Agricultural Center, 202 Chamisa Road, in Taos. More info...
For more information, contact Tony Valdez at 575-758-3982.
Apr 11

Santa Fe
4-Sandoval Livestock Sale
Quality Show Animals for FFA and 4-H members.
For more information, contact Steve Lucero at 505-867-2582.
Apr 14

Jujube and Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
Shengrui Yao, NMSU Extension fruit specialist and researcher, will hold a free workshop, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde, to discuss the growing habits of jujube trees followed by a short grafting presentation at hands-on session. The program will include a jujube tree pruning demonstration in the orchard.

The jujube growing habits and pruning session are for growers who have jujube trees or have an interest in growing them.

Register Now!

For more information, contact Shengrui Yao at 505-853-4241.
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

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...
Apr 25

Los Alamos
Dairy Goat Showmanship Class
Los Alamos Team 4-H will be hosting a Dairy Goat Showmanship Class April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The class is open to youth and adults.

Topics cover will be: Showmanship in the Arena, Grooming, Exhibitor appearance. We will also plan to have a quiz bowl. We have a $10 charge to participate that will be used to buy prizes for the dairy goat quiz and a gift for our instructor. If money is an issue, let me know so we can waive the fee. Information and rules about the indoor arena

See "More info" for detailed information on the event and directions to the arena.

More info...
For more information, contact Helen Idzorek at 505-662-2656.

May 2015

May 31Jun 5

Jemez Springs, NM
NM Youth Ranch Management Camp
NM Youth Ranch Management Camp is designed for 15-19 year old New Mexico youth and is limited in the number of youth selected to participate in this prestigious camp.

Applications are evaluated by a select panel consisting of committee members, industry professionals and allied partners.

Thirty of the top applicants are invited to attend this unique, learning experience at the Valles Caldera.

May 1st deadline to apply online. More info...

For more information, contact Jack Blandford, Committee Chairman at 575-546-8806.

June 2015

Jun 15-17

NW 4-H District Contest
"4-H Gold Rush" for novice and junior 4-H members in the Northwest District to compete in a variety of contests.
For more information, contact Nicole Lujan at 505-867-2582.