Calendar of San Juan County Events

Below is a list of events sponsored by the College in San Juan County. The maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place.

April 2017

Apr 7

Farmington
Amending the Garden Workshop
The Amending the Garden: OM, OM, OM Workshop will be held Friday, April 7, 10 to 11 a.m., Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Annex, 208 N. Wall.

Learn about the garden and the techniques of gardening with NMSU Master Gardeners. More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
Apr 22

Farmington
Anatomy of Plant Forms 101 Workshop
The Anatomy of Plant Forms 101 Workshop will be held April 22, 10 a.m., Sycamore Park.

The workshop is where basic botany is revisited. Come learn the secrets of plants and their sex lives, perfect and imperfect flowers, insects needed to help in pollination, and more. More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
Apr 29

Aztec
Basic Botany Workshop
The Basic Botany Workshop will be held April 29th, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Aztec Library.

Come learn the basics of botany with the San Juan County Master Gardeners! Basic Botany includes plant parts, plant reproduction, plant growth, pollination, and garden design. You don't need a farm to have a garden!

Pre-registration is suggested to ensure printed materials are available for all participants. Call the Extension office at 505-334-9496 to put your name on the list! More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.

May 2017

May 5

Farmington
Harvesting the Garden Workshop
Join us for the Harvesting the Garden: Yum, Yum, Yum Workshop, Friday, May 5, 10 to 11 a.m., Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Annex, 208 N. Wall.

Learn about the garden and the techniques of gardening with NMSU Master Gardeners. More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
May 13

Farmington
Putting Up The Harvest Workshop
Please join us on May 13th, 10 a.m., Sycamore Park Community Center for the Putting Up The Harvest Workshop.

We will discuss the many ways of storing food for the winter; water bath, pressure canning, freezing and drying food, and what each system has to offer. Yum! More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
May 20

Aztec
Harvesting the Garden Workshop
Join us for the Harvesting the Garden Workshop on May 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Aztec Library.

Workshop will show when to harvest your produce and how to preserve the harvest with the San Juan County Master Gardeners. Eat your gardening successes!

Pre-registration is suggested to ensure printed materials are available for all participants. Call the Extension office at 505-334-9496 to put your name on the list! More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.

Events in counties surrounding San Juan 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.

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Statewide Calendar

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.

January 2017

Jan 8Apr 30

Los Alamos
Team LA High School Trap Practice
Team Los Alamos and High School Trap practice will take place on Sundays, Jan. 8 thru April 30, 2 to 4 p.m., Sportsman's Club on Rendija Rd. More info...
For more information, contact Helen Idzorek at 505-662-2656.
Jan 9May 22

Los Alamos
4-H | Clever Clovers Meeting
The Clever Clovers will meet every Monday, Jan. 9 thru May 22, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Barranca Elementary School, 57 Loma Del Escolar St, Los Alamos. More info...
For more information, contact Helen Idzorek at 505-662-2656.
Jan 24Apr 27

Tucumcari
Strong Seniors Stay Young Program
The Quay County Extension Service and Mesalands Community College will be offering the Strong Seniors Stay Young Program. Classes will run from Jan. 24 - Apr. 27, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Mesalands Community College. This is an exercise program for middle-aged and older men and women. The new session will be starting Jan. 24 and last twelve weeks. The classes will be co-led by Phil Tafone, College Fitness Center Director and Brenda Bishop, Extension FCS Agent.

To enroll, an information packet must be picked up from the Extension Office at 216 E. Center Street. The forms must be filled out and a doctor's release must be obtained before the start of class. The cost for the series of classes is $20.00 per person and must be paid on the first day of class. Persons who have taken the class previously do not need a doctor's release, but must reserve a spot. Class is limited to 30 people.
More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Jan 26May 11

Albuquerque
Eat Healthy: National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
The course will be held Thursdays, Jan. 26 - May 11, 9 to 10 a.m., Bernalillo County Extension Office. Pre-registration is required by calling 505-243-1386. Extension Office Lab Fee: FREE

Have you been told you are pre-diabetic and at risk for developing diabetes? The good news is that through a few simple lifestyle changes you can greatly increase your chances of avoiding diabetes. This 16 week class will allow you to learn, practice, and implement the needed changes into your unique lifestyle. More info...
For more information, contact Dianne Christensen at 505-243-1386.

February 2017

Feb 7May 2

Los Alamos
Master Gardener
The 2017 Master Gardener Training Course will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m., Fuller Lodge. Contact the Los Alamos Extension Service for more information or to register. More info...
For more information, contact Carlos Valdez at 505-662-2656.

March 2017

Mar 1-31

Corona
Prescribed Fire Training & Demonstration
Are you interested in learning how to actually use prescribed fire as a management tool on your private property? Note this training was scheduled for Feb. 22 - 24. However, it has been rescheduled for sometime in March due to weather conditions.

We invite you to join us in March (weather permitting) at the NMSU Corona Range and Livestock Research Center where you will have an opportunity to get a drip torch in your hand and gain firsthand experience and skills necessary to safely and successfully use fire as a management tool. Register Now!

More info...
For more information, contact Doug Cram at 575-646-8130.
Mar 6-27

Tucumcari
Using Mindfulnes to Manage Your Diet
Quay County FCSA Agent will be offering the following workshops, Mondays, Mar. 6 - 27, Quay Extension Office. Two sessions to choose from below.

  • Lunch and Learn - 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Bring your lunch; tea will be provided.
  • Afternoon class - 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Learn to take control back and enjoy the foods you are eating during this 4 week series. The series is perfect for the person trying to lose weight or using diet to manage a health issue. Easy to use tools and techniques will be taught. The series is based on the book, "Eat What You Love, Love What you Eat with Diabetes." Learn to identify true hunger and tips for feeling more satisfied with your meals.

Please call 575-461-0562 to reserve your spot. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Mar 14Nov 28

Los Lunas
Meadowlake Kids Club After-School Program
After school events will be held on Tuesday's, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Meadowlake Community Center, 10 Cuerro Lane, Meadowlake. The dates are Mar. 14, 28; Apr. 11, 15; May 9; Aug. 1, 29; Sep. 12; Oct. 3, 24; Nov. 7, 28.

Youth ages 5 - 17 are invited to attend the FREE Meadowlake Kids Club. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Mar 14-31

Las Cruces
Soil Geomorphic Institute
The Soil Geomorphic Institute will begin Mar. 14, 8 a.m., Wooten Hall, Room 105. ACES Dean Rolando A. Flores will inaugurate the workshop.

The SGI is an intensive three-week training that presents soil landscape concepts and develops field skills essential for soil survey by major land resource area and digital soil modeling. The training blends scientific principles with field observations in a variety of geomorphic settings.

The Las Cruces session incorporates seven field trips to demonstrate concepts presented in training. The skills gained during training improve and facilitate soil survey and ecological site descriptions via science-based digital models and emphasis on soilscape hydrology.

The target audience includes soil scientists, ecological site specialists and others who work directly on project soil survey activities. Participants apply concepts presented in training to their respective work areas as a post-training project. There are 25 participants from NRCS and USDA, as well as a student from Israel. There are five instructors and three faculty members from the College of ACES. More info...
For more information, contact Manoj Shukla.
Mar 22-24

Las Cruces
Frozen Green Chile Sale
Frozen green chile is available at the Chile Pepper Institute, Gerald Thomas Hall, Rm. 265. There are about 10 chiles per bag. Bags are $6 each or two for $10. Chiles are roasted and peeled.

  • NuMex Heritage 6-4 (Mild)
  • NuMex Heritage Big Jim (Medium/Hot)
  • NuMex Sandia Select (Hot)
More info...
For more information, contact Chile Pepper institute at 575-646-3028.
Mar 24

Tucumcari
Photography I Workshop
The Photography I Workshop will be held Mar. 24, 10:30 a.m., Quay Extension Office.

Join us to learn about taking perfect pictures. We will discuss how a camera works and tips for better pictures. Of course, we will be taking pictures too! Bring a camera, if you have one.

Please RSVP by Mar. 22 by calling 575-461-0562. More info...
For more information, contact Joyce Runyan at 575-461-0562.
Mar 24

Portales
Listening Session at Ag Expo
The first of a series of listening sessions with Dean Rolando Flores and NM Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte will be held in conjunction with the New Mexico Ag Expo, Mar. 24, 3 p.m., Jake Lopez building on the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales.

The session will allow agricultural producers, and those with an interest in agriculture, to talk to and ask questions of the dean and secretary. This event is one more opportunity for the College of ACES' new dean to meet the agricultural community and learn about their concerns. Future listening sessions will be held in other locations during the year. Everyone is encouraged to come visit the Ag Expo and talk to Dean Flores and Secretary Witte. More info...
For more information, contact Rolando Flores at 575-646-3748.
Mar 25

Las Cruces
4-H | Fun Shoot
The Fun Shoot will be held Mar. 25, 10 a.m., Butterfield Shooting Range, Corralitos Exit 127 on I-10, towards Deming - 12 miles West of Las Cruces.

Prizes will be given! Shoot begins at 10 a.m., but check-in is at 9 a.m. Adult and youth teams are welcome! The cost is $250 per team of five. Lunch will be provided for Shooters ONLY!! Additional lunches can be purchased for $5 each. Proceeds benefit the Doña Ana County 4-H program.

For information, please call the Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service at 575-525-6649. Registration deadline is Mar. 17. Payment is due upon registration or can be mailed to: DAC 4-H; 1170 N. Solano, Suite M; Las Cruces, NM 88001. See the Fun Shoot Flyer!

More info...
For more information, contact Eva Madrid at 575-525-6649.
Mar 27

Tucumcari
Rodeo/Horse Show Meeting
The Rodeo/Horse Show Committee will meet Mar. 27, 5:30 p.m., Quay Extension Office. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Mar 27

Las Cruces
Hannah Farbo Memorial Blood Drive
ACES is hosting a memorial blood drive in honor of former NMSU alumna, Hannah Farbo, Mar. 27, 9 to 1 p.m. United Blood Services will have a mobile unit on the sidewalk between Gerald Thomas and Skeen Hall.

Hannah graduated from NMSU with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science in Dec. 2012 and was working as an inspector for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture before she passed away from injuries sustained from an automobile accident in Nov. 2015. Please consider donating blood to save lives in our local area!

*ACES Clubs / Organizations will receive 10 points toward the ACES Spring Cup for each representative who donates blood! Visit the mobile unit Mar. 27 for a walk-in appointment or click for More info...
For more information, contact Shannon Norris at 575-646-5852.
Mar 28

Tucumcari
Food Handler Training
Quay County FCS Agent, Brenda Bishop, will be holding a Food Handlers Training on Mar. 28, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Quay Extension Office.

The New Mexico Environment Dept. is requiring that concessions run by volunteers, under a temporary food permit, have a designated person in the kitchen at all times with a current Food Handlers Certification. We encourage each 4-H club to have several parents obtain this certification, so you will be able to arrange your shifts to have at least one certified person on each shift. We will have several trainings over the next few months.

Please call to reserve your spot at 575-461-0562. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Mar 28

Las Cruces
Gerald Thomas Chair Program - Beverage Brand Management
Join us on Mar. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine for the GT Chair Program - Beverage Brand Management. Each will cost $15 per person and include at least 5 beverage tastes and light appetizers. In addition, there will be a special Winemaker International Dinner.

With all the alcoholic beverage brands available, how do suppliers and retailers work together to establish beverage programs? What role do events and competitions play in leveraging the brands? This presentation will feature Chateau St. Michelle wines and the award winning wine cocktails developed at its "Shake the Vine" competition.

Community Beverage Education Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Mar 28

Los Alamos
4-H | Team LA Archery Practice
Team Los Alamos 4-H Archery Practice will be held Mar. 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Los Alamos Sportsman's Club, Rendija Rd. More info...
For more information, contact Helen Idzorek at 505-662-2656.
Mar 28-31

Las Cruces
100 West Cafe Lunch - Spanish
Please join us this week, Mar. 28 - 31, for lunch! This week's theme is: Spanish! See SHTRM website for specific menu.

Our lunches are served Tuesdays through Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m. We offer fixed price lunches for $10 per person. This includes your choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert with iced tea, water, or coffee.

The Spring 2017 lunches are from Feb. 13 thru May 2. We will be closed on Spring Break (Mar. 20 - 24) and Spring Holiday (Apr. 14).

Food & Beverage Event Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Mar 29

Las Cruces
Flower Sale
The Floral Judging Team will be selling flowers Mar. 29, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Gerald Thomas Hall Lobby. More info...
For more information, contact Sabine Green at 575-646-3405.
Mar 29

Las Cruces
Waffle Wednesday!
Stop by Sam Steel Café on Mar. 29, 9 to 10:30 a.m. to enjoy our Belgian style waffles, topping bar included! Only $3.00 dollars!

Enjoy your waffles with our delicious nitro brewed coffee! They are greeaatt! More info...
For more information, contact Sam Steel Cafe.
Mar 30

Moriarty
Tri-County Beef Herd Health Symposium
The Tri-County Beef Herd Health Symposium will be held on Mar. 30, 9 to 3 p.m., Edgewood Soil & Water Conservation District office, 2506 Route 66 in Moriarty.

Registration fee is $20 which includes program materials and lunch. Continuing education units are available for both New Mexico Department of Agriculture pesticide license holders, as well as Beef Quality Assurance participants. RSVP by Mar. 25. More info...
For more information, contact Thomas Dominguez at 575-471-4711.
Mar 30

Las Cruces
Guest Speaker Cecilia Moens
Cecilia Moens, a developmental biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, will speak about her work to uncover the genes and proteins that shape the brain, on Mar. 30, 6:30 p.m., Gerald Thomas Hall Auditorium, Rm 194. More info...
For more information, contact Lené Loest at 575-646-5104.
Mar 31

Tucumcari
Last Day to Add or Drop Projects
March 31st is the last day to add, drop, or change your project choices.

Please call Bev at 575-461-0562, Quay Extension Office, to make any changes to your project choices. More info...
For more information, contact Bev Lake at 575-461-0562.
Mar 31

Las Cruces
FFA Fest & BBQ
The FFA Fest & BBQ will be held Mar. 31, 12:30 to 3 p.m., College Road between Gerald Thomas and Skeen Hall. Hosted by NMSU's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

Following the BBQ, NMSU colleges, clubs, and organizations will have booths with fun, engaging games and activities for FFA members where they can interact with college leaders and learn of ways to get involved after high school.

Admission for FFA members to the BBQ is $1 or one can of food to be donated to Roadrunner Food Bank in Las Cruces. Attire for NMSU students/staff/faculty members is Aggie gear!
For more information, contact Shannon Norris at 575-646-5852.
Mar 31

Las Cruces
Future ACES Aggie Signing Day
The Future ACES Aggie Signing Day ceremony will be held Mar. 31, 2 p.m., Gerald Thomas lawn, 940 College Drive (in conjunction with the New Mexico FFA State Career Development conference).

High school seniors who have made a commitment to attend a college and play on an athletic team sign letters of intent. ACES leadership says, "Why not have a similar commitment ceremony for their future students? We've started a new tradition in our college to recognize high school seniors, and their families, who have decided they are going to make NMSU their undergraduate home. We are going to do this throughout our state," said Jerry Hawkes, ACES interim associate dean of academic programs.

You do not need to be a member of FFA to attend. All are welcome to the celebration! More info...
For more information, contact Shannon Norris at 575-646-5852.
Mar 31

Tucumcari
Rodeo Waivers, Horse Certificates, and Insurance Due
The Quay County deadline for rodeo waivers, horse certificates, and insurance is March 31st. If you plan to participate in any horse show or rodeo event, you must purchase additional insurance.

4-Hers enrolled in the Horse Project must complete a horse certificate showing ownership & management. 4-Hers enrolled in Rodeo must complete a rodeo waiver to be able to compete in any 4-H Rodeo More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.

April 2017

Apr 1

Tucumcari
NRA Banquet
Please mark your calendars!! The Annual Friends of the NRA Banquet will be held Apr. 1, 6 p.m., Convention Center in Tucumcari.

More details to follow. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 1

Albuquerque
Backyard Farming Series - Successful Water Practices & Role of Plants
Join us for the Backyard Farming Series - Successful Water Practices & Role of Plants Demonstration on Apr. 1, 9 to 12 p.m., Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW.

Come learn about the role of plants and successful water practices. Additional opportunities for small group hands-on pruning exercise will take place. This series is provided by Bernalillo County Open Space, Hubbell House Alliance, Edible and the New Mexico State University.

Space is limited to 50 participants, so sign up today. Register for this free workshop by calling 505-314-0398 or Register Now!

Backyard Farming Series Flyer

More info...
For more information, contact Graeme Davis at 505-243-1386.
Apr 3

Tucumcari
Fair Board Meeting
The Quay County Fair Board meeting will be held Apr. 3rd, 7 p.m., Quay County Extension Office. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 3

Tucumcari
4-H | State Shooting Contest Deadline
Quay County registration deadline for the State Shoot at the Whittington Center is Apr. 3. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 4-7

Las Cruces
100 West Cafe Lunch - Greek
Please join us this week, Apr. 4 - 7, for lunch! This week's theme is: Greek! See SHTRM website for specific menu.

Our lunches are served Tuesdays through Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m. We offer fixed price lunches for $10 per person. This includes your choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert with iced tea, water, or coffee.

The Spring 2017 lunches are from Feb. 13 thru May 2. We will be closed on Spring Break (Mar. 20 - 24) and Spring Holiday (Apr. 14).

Food & Beverage Event Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Apr 4

Peralta
Healthy Brunch Cuisine Cooking Class
Join us Tuesday, Apr. 4th, 9 to 12 p.m., Peralta Methodist Church Community Education Bldg, 25 Wesley Rd, Peralta.

The hands-on cooking course is focused on lowering sugar, salt, and fat in the diet. The $10 participation fee covers class handouts, recipes, and brunch!

Please RSVP by March 30th. Call 505-565-3002 for more information. Space is limited. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Apr 4

Las Cruces
Gerald Thomas Chair Program - Mixology Marvels
Join us on Apr. 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine for the GT Chair Program - Mixology Marvels. Each will cost $15 per person and include at least 5 beverage tastes and light appetizers. In addition, there will be a special Winemaker International Dinner.

We continue our journey into the creative use of spirits with a discussion of cocktail trends and marketing, a mixology demonstration, and tasting of creative cocktails featuring top brands such as Casamigos Tequila.

Community Beverage Education Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Apr 4

Tucumcari
4-H |County Council Meeting
The Quay County 4-H County Council meeting will be held Apr. 4th, 6:30 p.m., Quay Extension Office. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 4

Albuquerque
7th Annual NM Food Protection Alliance Conference
The workshop will be held Apr. 4, 8 to 4 p.m., Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque.

It is a collaboration among community members and surrounding communities to become acquainted, to plan and to understand each other's roles in a possible food emergency situation. Bring a community leader, your Emergency Manager, your Extension Agent, your partners from Department of Health and Environment Department, your producers and industry partners.

Make this course work for you and your community! Don't miss out! Please go to Preparing New Mexico to register. More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5979.
Apr 5-6

Albuquerque
A Coordinated Response to Food Emergencies: Practice and Execution
The training will be held Apr. 5 - 6, 8 to 5 p.m. (both days), Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque. Register Now

This instructor-led training provides responders with training on all-hazards food emergency support operations. Food emergencies include natural disasters, human-made disasters, foodborne outbreaks, or food adulterations that impact the food chain and have the potential for mass consequences. The training focuses on the performance and coordination of local, state, and federal agency operations during the response to and recovery from such emergencies and covers the four main phases of food emergency response: incident identification and investigation, containment and control, disposal and decontamination, and recovery.

The training uses classroom instruction and a collaborative learning exercise to provide participants with the tools and knowledge to effectively respond to a variety of food emergencies. Finally, participants will create a comprehensive action plan specific to their particular agency or jurisdiction which incorporates course content. This action plan will familiarize participants with the critical considerations during food emergency response as it pertains to their specific job duties and responsibilities.

More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.
Apr 6

Las Cruces
Principal Investigators Training
The next Principal Investigators training will be Apr. 6, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Large Conference Room, Anderson Hall on NMSU main campus. ***This training takes place in a secure facility. Participants must bring a photo id and check in at the front desk. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get signed in. Training will begin promptly at 1:30.***

Offered by the Office of Grants & Contracts (OGC) and Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA), this is a one-time training that is required for all new PIs. It is also a great refresher for seasoned PIs as policies and procedures change from time to time.

Register thru Training Central. NMSU login and password is required. More info...
For more information, contact Vicki A. Morgan at 575-646-1590.
Apr 6

Las Cruces
International Dinner Series - Italian
The HRTM International Dinner Series is one of the most gourmet dining experiences you can have in Las Cruces.

Held on Thursday night, Apr. 6, your evening starts at 6 p.m., Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine with wine tasting and an hors d'oeuvre reception. Then dinner starts in 100 West Café at 6:30 p.m. All are five course meals with specially paired wines. The dinners cost $62.50 per person.

Food & Beverage Event Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Apr 7

Las Cruces
Tap Series
Everyone needs the chance to wind down on Friday afternoons! And it can be done so in a friendly and fun environment at The Adjustment Project (TAP).

Join us Apr. 7, 5 to 7 p.m., 100 West Café for a cash bar of specialty cocktails, beers, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages at modest prices. Appetizers are complimentary with a purchase of a beverage. All proceeds will benefit student clubs, activities, and travel.

Food & Beverage Event Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Apr 7

Farmington
Amending the Garden Workshop
The Amending the Garden: OM, OM, OM Workshop will be held Friday, April 7, 10 to 11 a.m., Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Annex, 208 N. Wall.

Learn about the garden and the techniques of gardening with NMSU Master Gardeners. More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
Apr 7

Tucumcari
Steer Tag Day & Hoof Trimming
The Quay County Steer Tag Day & Hoof Trimming will be held, Sat. Apr. 7th, 8 to 11 a.m., Ag Science Center. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 7

Los Lunas
7th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Join us Apr. 7, 8 to 2:30 p.m., UNM-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Rd, Los Lunas.

There will be seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on activities providing you with information to better manage your home and garden. Workshops include: Food Preservation, Raised Beds, Drip Irrigation, Herbs for Your Health, Container Gardening, and many, many more! $5.00 registration covers all handouts and lunch.

Please RSVP by Apr. 3rd by calling 505-565-3002. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Apr 11

Tucumcari
4-H | Introduction to Showing Workshop
The Quay County 4-Hers who are enrolled as a first year livestock exhibitor and their parents will want to attend this "Introduction to Showing Workshop." The workshop will be held Apr. 11, 6 p.m., Quay Extension Office.

This workshop is open to anyone starting a show project this year. We will cover the basics of the program, selection of animals, rules of fairs, basic feeding and facilities and answer any questions you might have. More info...
For more information, contact Jason Lamb at 575-461-0562.
Apr 11-13

Las Cruces
100 West Cafe Lunch - Creole
Please join us this week, Apr. 11 - 13, for lunch! This week's theme is: Creole! See SHTRM website for specific menu.

Our lunches are served Tuesdays through Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m. We offer fixed price lunches for $10 per person. This includes your choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert with iced tea, water, or coffee.

The Spring 2017 lunches are from Feb. 13 thru May 2. We will be closed on Spring Break (Mar. 20 - 24) and Spring Holiday (Apr. 14).

Food & Beverage Event Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Apr 12May 6

Albuquerque
Master Composter Volunteer Training
The master composter volunteer training, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will be held on April 12, and on four Saturdays: April 15 to May 6.

This is a focused "train-the-trainer" program which prepares individuals to become volunteer educators in a variety of composting methods for the community. Applicants are expected to continue participating in the BCEMC Association, volunteering at least 10 hours per year educating the community in the science, benefits, methods, and techniques of composting. It is not necessary to be a resident of Bernalillo County to take the training.

More info...
For more information, contact Wynette Richards.
Apr 12

Los Lunas
Wildlife Management Workshop
This free event will be held Wednesday, Apr. 12, 9 to 11:30 a.m., NMSU Los Lunas Agricultural Science Center, 1036 Miller Rd., Los Lunas.

Gain knowledge in the newest techniques for managing and controlling pests. More info...
For more information, contact Newt McCarty at 505-565-3002.
Apr 13

Isleta
Wildlife Management Workshop
Join us at this FREE workshop Apr. 13, 8:30 to 12 p.m., Isleta Pueblo Recreation Center, Tribal Road 40, Isleta, to learn about the newest techniques for managing wildlife. More info...
For more information, contact Newt McCarty at 505-565-3002.
Apr 13

Los Alamos
4-H | Team Club Meeting
Team 4-H will hold their club meeting April 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Fuller Lodge classroom, 2132 Central Ave, Los Alamos. More info...
For more information, contact Helen Idzorek at 505-662-2656.
Apr 13

Los Lunas
Winter Gardening Series: Year Round Flower Gardening
Join us for a FREE seminar on Apr. 13, 6:30 p.m., Valencia County Extension Office, 404 Courthouse Rd, Los Lunas.

Series provided by the Valencia County Master Gardener's on year round flower gardening. More info...
For more information, contact Newt McCarty at 505-565-3002.
Apr 18-21

Las Cruces
100 West Cafe Lunch - Special Spring Menu
Please join us this week, Apr. 18 - 21, for lunch! This week's theme is: Special Spring Menu! See SHTRM website for specific menu.

Our lunches are served Tuesdays through Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m. We offer fixed price lunches for $10 per person. This includes your choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert with iced tea, water, or coffee.

The Spring 2017 lunches are from Feb. 13 thru May 2. We will be closed on Spring Break (Mar. 20 - 24) and Spring Holiday (Apr. 14).

Food & Beverage Event Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Apr 18

Los Alamos
Canning Basics
The class will will be held Apr. 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, Los Alamos.

This program will provide an overview of safely canning foods. We will review using a pressure canner and a water bath canner. More info...
For more information, contact Helen Idzorek at 505-662-2656.
Apr 18

Las Cruces
Gerald Thomas Chair Program - The Craft Brewing Industry
Join us on Apr. 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine for the GT Chair Program - The Craft Brewing Industry. Each will cost $15 per person and include at least 5 beverage tastes and light appetizers. In addition, there will be a special Winemaker International Dinner.

The craft beer market is a $22.3 billion industry with over 4,200 craft breweries and brewpub in the U.S. alone. What does it take to enter and succeed in this competitive business arena? What are the distinctions between the types of breweries and the types of beers made? Of course, we will also be tasting a variety of some of the best craft beer brands.

Community Beverage Education Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Apr 20

Las Cruces
International Dinner Series - French
The HRTM International Dinner Series is one of the most gourmet dining experiences you can have in Las Cruces.

Held on Thursday night, Apr. 20, your evening starts at 6 p.m., Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine with wine tasting and an hors d'oeuvre reception. Then dinner starts in 100 West Café at 6:30 p.m. All are five course meals with specially paired wines. The dinners cost $62.50 per person.

Food & Beverage Event Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Apr 22

Farmington
Anatomy of Plant Forms 101 Workshop
The Anatomy of Plant Forms 101 Workshop will be held April 22, 10 a.m., Sycamore Park.

The workshop is where basic botany is revisited. Come learn the secrets of plants and their sex lives, perfect and imperfect flowers, insects needed to help in pollination, and more. More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
Apr 22

Albuquerque
Backyard Farming Series - Successful Plant Practices & Selecting Materials
Join us for the Backyard Farming Series - Successful Plant Practices & Selecting Materials Demonstration on Apr. 22, 9 to 12 p.m., Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW.

Come learn about the role of water and successful soil practices. Additional opportunities for small group hands-on pruning exercise will take place. This series is provided by Bernalillo County Open Space, Hubbell House Alliance, Edible and the New Mexico State University.

Space is limited to 50 participants, so sign up today. Register for this free workshop by calling 505-314-0398 or Register Now!

Backyard Farming Series Flyer

More info...
For more information, contact Graeme Davis at 505-243-1386.
Apr 25-28

Las Cruces
100 West Cafe Lunch - Pacific Rim
Please join us this week, Apr. 25 - 28, for lunch! This week's theme is: Pacific Rim! See SHTRM website for specific menu.

Our lunches are served Tuesdays through Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m. We offer fixed price lunches for $10 per person. This includes your choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert with iced tea, water, or coffee.

The Spring 2017 lunches are from Feb. 13 thru May 2. We will be closed on Spring Break (Mar. 20 - 24) and Spring Holiday (Apr. 14).

Food & Beverage Event Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
Apr 27

Los Alamos
4-H | Team Club Meeting
Team 4-H will hold their club meeting April 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Fuller Lodge classroom, 2132 Central Ave, Los Alamos. More info...
For more information, contact Helen Idzorek at 505-662-2656.
Apr 28-29

Albuquerque
Vegetable Garden Troubleshooting
Dig into troubleshooting vegetable garden problems before they turn your garden from a joy into a nightmare.

Join visiting experts from Colorado State University for in-depth training on Apr. 28 - 29, 9 to 4:30 p.m., 1510 Menaul Extension NW, Albuquerque. Come learn about soil health, fertilizers and amendments, weeds, insect pests, abiotic disorders, diseases, beneficial insects, pesticides, and post harvest handling of your produce. Register Now!

More info...
For more information, contact Graeme Davis at 505-243-1386.
Apr 29

Aztec
Basic Botany Workshop
The Basic Botany Workshop will be held April 29th, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Aztec Library.

Come learn the basics of botany with the San Juan County Master Gardeners! Basic Botany includes plant parts, plant reproduction, plant growth, pollination, and garden design. You don't need a farm to have a garden!

Pre-registration is suggested to ensure printed materials are available for all participants. Call the Extension office at 505-334-9496 to put your name on the list! More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.

May 2017

May 1

Tucumcari
Fair Board Meeting
The Quay County Fair Board meeting will be held May 1, 7 p.m., Quay Extension Office. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
May 2-5

Las Cruces
100 West Cafe Lunch - Italian
Please join us this week, May 2 - 5, for lunch! This week's theme is: Italian! See SHTRM website for specific menu.

Our lunches are served Tuesdays through Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m. We offer fixed price lunches for $10 per person. This includes your choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert with iced tea, water, or coffee.

The Spring 2017 lunches are from Feb. 13 thru May 2. We will be closed on Spring Break (Mar. 20 - 24) and Spring Holiday (Apr. 14).

Food & Beverage Event Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
May 2

Tucumcari
4-H | County Council Meeting
The Quay County 4-H County Council meeting will be held May 2, 6:30 p.m., Quay Extension Office. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
May 5

Las Cruces
Tap Series
Everyone needs the chance to wind down on Friday afternoons! And it can be done so in a friendly and fun environment at The Adjustment Project (TAP).

Join us May 5, 5 to 7 p.m., 100 West Café for a cash bar of specialty cocktails, beers, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages at modest prices. Appetizers are complimentary with a purchase of a beverage. All proceeds will benefit student clubs, activities, and travel.

Food & Beverage Event Series Brochure

More info...
For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-7324.
May 5

Farmington
Harvesting the Garden Workshop
Join us for the Harvesting the Garden: Yum, Yum, Yum Workshop, Friday, May 5, 10 to 11 a.m., Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Annex, 208 N. Wall.

Learn about the garden and the techniques of gardening with NMSU Master Gardeners. More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
May 5-7

Tucumcari
4-H | State Shooting Sports Competition
Mark your calendars!! The State 4-H Shooting Sports Competition is scheduled for May 5 - 7, Whittington Center (near Raton, NM).

More details will follow. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
May 10-12

Albuquerque
NM Indian Livestock
Join us May 10 - 12, Route 66 Casino & Hotel , Albuquerque for the NM Indian Livestock Conference.

Specific details about the event are forthcoming. Registration opens Apr. 1. More info...
For more information, contact Kathy Landers at 505-863-3432.
May 11-12

Los Lunas
Valencia County: Kids, Kows & More
The Kids, Kows & More event will be held May 11 & 12, 9:30 a.m., Los Lunas Ag Science Center, 1036 Miller Road.

Register Now! For more details, please see the Brochure!

More info...
For more information, contact Vera Gibson at (505) 565-3002.
May 11-18

Tucumcari
Archery County Contest
The Quay County Archery Contest will be held Thursday, May 11th, Fairgrounds. (Time to follow).

The Archery Contest will also be held on Thursday, May 18th, Fairgrounds. (Time to follow). More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
May 12

Lovington
Apron Workshop
The Apron Workshop will be held May 12.

Participants will work to complete their own apron and learn general sewing techniques. Call the Lea Extension Office for more details at 575-396-2819. More info...
For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes at 575-396-2819.
May 13

Farmington
Putting Up The Harvest Workshop
Please join us on May 13th, 10 a.m., Sycamore Park Community Center for the Putting Up The Harvest Workshop.

We will discuss the many ways of storing food for the winter; water bath, pressure canning, freezing and drying food, and what each system has to offer. Yum! More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
May 13

Tucumcari
County Contest Shooting Sports
The Quay County Contest for rifle, pistol, and muzzleloader will be held Saturday, May 13th. (Time to follow).

The County Contest for shotgun will be held at 1 p.m. (Location to follow). More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
May 16-17

Albuquerque
Kids & Kows & More
The Kids & Kows & More event will be held May 16 & 17, 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Expo NM, Indoor Horse Arena.

Register Now! For more details, please see the Brochure!

More info...
For more information, contact Elliott Sachse at 505-243-1386.
May 20

Aztec
Harvesting the Garden Workshop
Join us for the Harvesting the Garden Workshop on May 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Aztec Library.

Workshop will show when to harvest your produce and how to preserve the harvest with the San Juan County Master Gardeners. Eat your gardening successes!

Pre-registration is suggested to ensure printed materials are available for all participants. Call the Extension office at 505-334-9496 to put your name on the list! More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie M Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
May 20

Albuquerque
Backyard Farming Series - Recycled & Natural Building Materials in the Garden
Join us for the Backyard Farming Series - Recycled & Natural Building Materials in the Garden & Complete Garden Design Demonstration on May 20, 9 to 12 p.m., Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW.

Come learn about the role of water and successful soil practices. Additional opportunities for small group hands-on pruning exercise will take place. This series is provided by Bernalillo County Open Space, Hubbell House Alliance, Edible and the New Mexico State University.

Space is limited to 50 participants, so sign up today. Register for this free workshop by calling 505-314-0398 or Register Now!

Backyard Farming Series Flyer

More info...
For more information, contact Graeme Davis at 505-243-1386.
May 20

Tucumcari
4-H | County Contest
Mark your calendars!! The Quay County 4-H Contest will be held May 20, 9 a.m., Quay County Fair Barn.

More details to follow. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
May 31Jun 3

Las Cruces
Windmill Technology Certification Workshop
Join us May 31 to June 3 for a comprehensive training workshop in traditional windmill water lifting applications. Conducted by several of the industry's leading experts, with classroom, shop laboratory, and field demonstration instructional settings.

Workshop registrations are $250 before May 26. Late or at-the-door registration is $275. Registration begins March 15th. Please see the Workshop Flyer.

More info...
For more information, contact Dr. Carlos Rosencrans at 575-646-7946.

June 2017

Jun 1-2

Albuquerque
ICAN | Annual Conference
Please join us for the ICAN Annual Conference, June 1 - 2, Albuquerque.

Details to follow at a later date. More info...
For more information, contact Bonnie Murray at 575-646-0327 or 505-889-9892.
Jun 2-4

Tucumcari
YHEC
YHEC is scheduled for June 2 - 4. Location and meeting times pending. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Jun 5-10

Los Lunas
Food Camp for Kids!
Youth ages 9 - 14 are invited to attend the FREE Food Camp for Kids June 5 - 10, 9 to 3 p.m., Valencia Extension office, 404 Courthouse Rd., Los Lunas.

Please apply for the hands-on six day camp that focuses on providing kids a greater understanding of where their food comes. Lunch provided each day. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Jun 5-8

Tucumcari
4-H | Horse School
The State 4-H Horse School will be held June 5 - 8, New Mexico State Fairgrounds.

More details to follow. More info...
For more information, contact Jason Lamb at 575-461-0562.
Jun 5

Tucumcari
Fair Board Meeting
The Quay County Fair Board meeting will be held June 5, 7 p.m., Quay Extension Office. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Jun 6

Tucumcari
4-H | County Council Meeting
The Quay County 4-H Council meeting will be held June 6th, 6:30 p.m., Quay Extension Office. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Jun 9-11

Tucumcari
4-H | State Dog School
The State 4-H Dog School will be held June 9 - 11.

More details to follow. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Jun 9

Tucumcari
4-H | Lamb, Goat, and Pig Tag-In Day
The Quay County 4-H lamb, goat, and pig tag-in day will be held June 9th.

Times and location will follow. More info...
For more information, contact Jason Lamb at 575-461-0562.
Jun 12-17

Los Lunas
Food Camp for Kids!
Youth ages 9 - 14 are invited to attend the FREE Food Camp for Kids June 12 - 17, 9 to 3 p.m., Valencia Extension office, 404 Courthouse Rd., Los Lunas.

Please apply for the hands-on six day camp that focuses on providing kids a greater understanding of where their food comes. Lunch provided each day. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Jun 23-24

Tucumcari
4-H | Quay County Showmanship Clinic
The Quay County 4-Hers showing pigs, lambs, goats, steers or heifers at the fair are invited to the Showmanship Clinic to be held June 23 - 24.

More details to follow. More info...
For more information, contact Jason Lamb at 575-461-0562.

July 2017

Jul 18

Peralta
Healthy Cuisine: Cooking from the Garden Cooking Class
Join us Tuesday, July 18th, 9 to 12 p.m., Peralta Methodist Church Community Education Bldg, 25 Wesley Rd, Peralta.

The hands-on cooking class is focused on lowering sugar, salt, and fat while using fresh fruits and vegetables. The $10 participation fee covers class recipes, handouts, and a delicious lunch.

Please RSVP by Thursday, July 13th. Call 505-565-3002 for more information. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.

August 2017

Aug 1

Tucumcari
New Mexico State Fair Deadline
The Quay County entry deadline for the New Mexico State Fair is Aug. 1st. More info...
For more information, contact Bev Lake at 575-461-0562.
Aug 3

Los Lunas
Food Preservation 101: The Basics
Join us for a FREE introductory workshop on food preservation Thursday, Aug. 3rd, 9 to 10:30 a.m. OR 6 to 7:30 p.m., Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service, 404 Courthouse Rd.

Interested in extending the shelf life of your fresh fruits and vegetables but unsure how to do it safely?

Please RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 1st by calling 505-565-3002. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Aug 7

Tucumcari
Fair Board Meeting
The Quay County Fair Board meeting will be Aug. 7, 6 p.m., Quay Extension Office. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Aug 8

Tucumcari
Field Day
The Field Day will take place Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m., Agricultural Science Center in Tucumcari. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.

It is an evening program beginning with a free catered dinner and keynote address of 2017 by Chad Smith, CEO of New Mexico Farm and Ranch Bureau. After dinner there is a hay wagon tour with presentations of selected research projects followed by an ice cream social. More info...
For more information, contact Leonard Lauriault at 575-461-1620.
Aug 10

Los Lunas
Freezing & Drying Food Preservation Class
Join us Thursday, Aug. 10th, 9 to 12 p.m. to learn how to freeze and dry food. Participation fee is $10. Location of class will be provided during registration.

Please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 4th by calling 505-565-3002. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Aug 12

Tucumcari
Quay County Fair Set-Up Day
Please meet at the Quay County Fairgrounds Aug. 12th, 9 a.m. for set-up. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Aug 16-19

Tucumcari
Quay County Fair
The Quay County Fair will be held Aug. 16th - Aug. 19th. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Aug 17

Los Lunas
Jams & Jellies
Join us Thursday, Aug. 17th, 9 to 12 p.m. to learn how to make jams and jellies. Participation fee is $10. Location of class to be provided at registration.

Please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 11th by calling 505-565-3002. Space is limited. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Aug 24

Los Lunas
Waterbath Canning Class
Join us Thursday, Aug. 24th, 9 to 12 p.m. to learn about waterbath canning. Participation fee is $10. Location of class to be provided during registration.

Please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 17th by calling 505-565-3002 to reserve your spot. Space is limited, More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Aug 25

Lovington
Lotions and Potions Workshop
The Lotions & Potions Workshop will be held Aug. 25.

Learn how to make sugar scrubs, lotions, and other fun "potions" at the workshop. For more information contact the Lea County Extension Office at 575-396-2819. More info...
For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes at 575-396-2819.
Aug 28

Tucumcari
Fair Board Wrap-Up Meeting
The Quay County Fair Board meeting will be held Aug. 28th, 6 p.m., Quay Extension Office. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.

September 2017

Sep 7

Peralta
Specialty Cooking Class: Casseroles
Join us Thursday, Sep. 8th, 9 to 12 p.m., Peralta Methodist Church Community Education Bldg, 25 Wesley Rd, Peralta.

This hands-on cooking class will feature casserole and one-pot dishes. The $10 participation fee covers recipes, handouts, and lunch.

Please RSVP by Sep. 1. Call 505-565-3002. Space is limited. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Sep 16

Lovington
Holiday Workshop
The Holiday Workshop will be held Sep. 16.

Lea County Extension Homemakers will feature craft demonstrations on Fall and Winter decorating, handmade gifts, and recipes. For more information contact the Lea County Extension Office at 575-396-2819. More info...
For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes at 575-396-2819.
Sep 19

Peralta
Healthy Cuisine: Iron Chef Cooking Class
Join us Sep. 19, 9 to 12 p.m., Peralta Methodist Church Community Education Bldg, 25 Wesley Rd, Peralta.

The hands-on cooking class is focused on lowering sugar, salt, and fat in the diet. The $10 participation fee covers handouts and lunch.

Please RSVP by Sep. 12. Call 505-565-3002. Space is limited. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.

October 2017

Oct 17

Peralta
Healthy Cuisine: Soups, Salads & Sandwiches
Join us Oct. 17, 9 to 12 p.m., Peralta Methodist Church Community Education Bldg, 25 Wesley Rd, Peralta.

The hands-on cooking class is focused on lowering sugar, salt, and fat in the diet. Featured menu items include hearty soups, substantial salads, and scrumptious sandwiches. The $10 participation fee covers recipes, handouts, and lunch.

Please RSVP by Oct. 11th. Call 505-565-3002 for more information. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.

November 2017

Nov 2

Peralta
Specialty Cooking Class: Appetizers, Tapas & Finger Foods
Join us Thursday, Nov. 2, 9 to 12 p.m., Peralta Methodist Church Community Education Bldg, 25 Wesley Rd, Peralta for a hands on cooking class. The $10 participation fee includes recipes, handouts, and lunch.

Please RSVP by Oct. 25th. Call 505-565-3002 for more info. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Nov 21

Albuquerque
Grow the Growers Training
New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service in Bernalillo County is conducting an eight-week farm training program as part of Bernalillo County's Grow the Growers pilot program.

Classes will be on Mondays, beginning Nov. 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, Albuquerque. More info...
For more information, contact John Garlisch at 505-243-1386.
Nov 30

Peralta
Specialty Cooking Class: EASY Candy Making
Just in time for the holidays! join us on Thursday, Nov. 30th, 9 - 12 p.m., Peralta Methodist Church Community Education Bldg, 25 Wesley Rd, Peralta for a hands-on cooking class (with limited cooking)! The $10 participation fee covers recipes, handouts, tastings, and a box of handmade candy.

Please RSVP by Nov. 25th. Call 505-565-3002 for information. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.

Featured Events

Below is a list of events sponsored by the College which are of interest to people across the state.

The maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place.

March 2017

Mar 1-31

Corona
Prescribed Fire Training & Demonstration
Are you interested in learning how to actually use prescribed fire as a management tool on your private property? Note this training was scheduled for Feb. 22 - 24. However, it has been rescheduled for sometime in March due to weather conditions.

We invite you to join us in March (weather permitting) at the NMSU Corona Range and Livestock Research Center where you will have an opportunity to get a drip torch in your hand and gain firsthand experience and skills necessary to safely and successfully use fire as a management tool. Register Now!

More info...
For more information, contact Doug Cram at 575-646-8130.
Mar 6-27

Tucumcari
Using Mindfulnes to Manage Your Diet
Quay County FCSA Agent will be offering the following workshops, Mondays, Mar. 6 - 27, Quay Extension Office. Two sessions to choose from below.

  • Lunch and Learn - 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Bring your lunch; tea will be provided.
  • Afternoon class - 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Learn to take control back and enjoy the foods you are eating during this 4 week series. The series is perfect for the person trying to lose weight or using diet to manage a health issue. Easy to use tools and techniques will be taught. The series is based on the book, "Eat What You Love, Love What you Eat with Diabetes." Learn to identify true hunger and tips for feeling more satisfied with your meals.

Please call 575-461-0562 to reserve your spot. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Mar 24

Portales
Listening Session at Ag Expo
The first of a series of listening sessions with Dean Rolando Flores and NM Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte will be held in conjunction with the New Mexico Ag Expo, Mar. 24, 3 p.m., Jake Lopez building on the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales.

The session will allow agricultural producers, and those with an interest in agriculture, to talk to and ask questions of the dean and secretary. This event is one more opportunity for the College of ACES' new dean to meet the agricultural community and learn about their concerns. Future listening sessions will be held in other locations during the year. Everyone is encouraged to come visit the Ag Expo and talk to Dean Flores and Secretary Witte. More info...
For more information, contact Rolando Flores at 575-646-3748.
Mar 25

Las Cruces
4-H | Fun Shoot
The Fun Shoot will be held Mar. 25, 10 a.m., Butterfield Shooting Range, Corralitos Exit 127 on I-10, towards Deming - 12 miles West of Las Cruces.

Prizes will be given! Shoot begins at 10 a.m., but check-in is at 9 a.m. Adult and youth teams are welcome! The cost is $250 per team of five. Lunch will be provided for Shooters ONLY!! Additional lunches can be purchased for $5 each. Proceeds benefit the Doña Ana County 4-H program.

For information, please call the Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service at 575-525-6649. Registration deadline is Mar. 17. Payment is due upon registration or can be mailed to: DAC 4-H; 1170 N. Solano, Suite M; Las Cruces, NM 88001. See the Fun Shoot Flyer!

More info...
For more information, contact Eva Madrid at 575-525-6649.
Mar 27

Las Cruces
Hannah Farbo Memorial Blood Drive
ACES is hosting a memorial blood drive in honor of former NMSU alumna, Hannah Farbo, Mar. 27, 9 to 1 p.m. United Blood Services will have a mobile unit on the sidewalk between Gerald Thomas and Skeen Hall.

Hannah graduated from NMSU with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science in Dec. 2012 and was working as an inspector for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture before she passed away from injuries sustained from an automobile accident in Nov. 2015. Please consider donating blood to save lives in our local area!

*ACES Clubs / Organizations will receive 10 points toward the ACES Spring Cup for each representative who donates blood! Visit the mobile unit Mar. 27 for a walk-in appointment or click for More info...
For more information, contact Shannon Norris at 575-646-5852.
Mar 30

Las Cruces
Guest Speaker Cecilia Moens
Cecilia Moens, a developmental biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, will speak about her work to uncover the genes and proteins that shape the brain, on Mar. 30, 6:30 p.m., Gerald Thomas Hall Auditorium, Rm 194. More info...
For more information, contact Lené Loest at 575-646-5104.
Mar 31

Las Cruces
FFA Fest & BBQ
The FFA Fest & BBQ will be held Mar. 31, 12:30 to 3 p.m., College Road between Gerald Thomas and Skeen Hall. Hosted by NMSU's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

Following the BBQ, NMSU colleges, clubs, and organizations will have booths with fun, engaging games and activities for FFA members where they can interact with college leaders and learn of ways to get involved after high school.

Admission for FFA members to the BBQ is $1 or one can of food to be donated to Roadrunner Food Bank in Las Cruces. Attire for NMSU students/staff/faculty members is Aggie gear!
For more information, contact Shannon Norris at 575-646-5852.
Mar 31

Las Cruces
Future ACES Aggie Signing Day
The Future ACES Aggie Signing Day ceremony will be held Mar. 31, 2 p.m., Gerald Thomas lawn, 940 College Drive (in conjunction with the New Mexico FFA State Career Development conference).

High school seniors who have made a commitment to attend a college and play on an athletic team sign letters of intent. ACES leadership says, "Why not have a similar commitment ceremony for their future students? We've started a new tradition in our college to recognize high school seniors, and their families, who have decided they are going to make NMSU their undergraduate home. We are going to do this throughout our state," said Jerry Hawkes, ACES interim associate dean of academic programs.

You do not need to be a member of FFA to attend. All are welcome to the celebration! More info...
For more information, contact Shannon Norris at 575-646-5852.

April 2017

Apr 1

Albuquerque
Backyard Farming Series - Successful Water Practices & Role of Plants
Join us for the Backyard Farming Series - Successful Water Practices & Role of Plants Demonstration on Apr. 1, 9 to 12 p.m., Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW.

Come learn about the role of plants and successful water practices. Additional opportunities for small group hands-on pruning exercise will take place. This series is provided by Bernalillo County Open Space, Hubbell House Alliance, Edible and the New Mexico State University.

Space is limited to 50 participants, so sign up today. Register for this free workshop by calling 505-314-0398 or Register Now!

Backyard Farming Series Flyer

More info...
For more information, contact Graeme Davis at 505-243-1386.
Apr 4

Albuquerque
7th Annual NM Food Protection Alliance Conference
The workshop will be held Apr. 4, 8 to 4 p.m., Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque.

It is a collaboration among community members and surrounding communities to become acquainted, to plan and to understand each other's roles in a possible food emergency situation. Bring a community leader, your Emergency Manager, your Extension Agent, your partners from Department of Health and Environment Department, your producers and industry partners.

Make this course work for you and your community! Don't miss out! Please go to Preparing New Mexico to register. More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5979.
Apr 5-6

Albuquerque
A Coordinated Response to Food Emergencies: Practice and Execution
The training will be held Apr. 5 - 6, 8 to 5 p.m. (both days), Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque. Register Now

This instructor-led training provides responders with training on all-hazards food emergency support operations. Food emergencies include natural disasters, human-made disasters, foodborne outbreaks, or food adulterations that impact the food chain and have the potential for mass consequences. The training focuses on the performance and coordination of local, state, and federal agency operations during the response to and recovery from such emergencies and covers the four main phases of food emergency response: incident identification and investigation, containment and control, disposal and decontamination, and recovery.

The training uses classroom instruction and a collaborative learning exercise to provide participants with the tools and knowledge to effectively respond to a variety of food emergencies. Finally, participants will create a comprehensive action plan specific to their particular agency or jurisdiction which incorporates course content. This action plan will familiarize participants with the critical considerations during food emergency response as it pertains to their specific job duties and responsibilities.

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For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.
Apr 7

Los Lunas
7th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Join us Apr. 7, 8 to 2:30 p.m., UNM-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Rd, Los Lunas.

There will be seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on activities providing you with information to better manage your home and garden. Workshops include: Food Preservation, Raised Beds, Drip Irrigation, Herbs for Your Health, Container Gardening, and many, many more! $5.00 registration covers all handouts and lunch.

Please RSVP by Apr. 3rd by calling 505-565-3002. More info...
For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
Apr 12May 6

Albuquerque
Master Composter Volunteer Training
The master composter volunteer training, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will be held on April 12, and on four Saturdays: April 15 to May 6.

This is a focused "train-the-trainer" program which prepares individuals to become volunteer educators in a variety of composting methods for the community. Applicants are expected to continue participating in the BCEMC Association, volunteering at least 10 hours per year educating the community in the science, benefits, methods, and techniques of composting. It is not necessary to be a resident of Bernalillo County to take the training.

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For more information, contact Wynette Richards.
Apr 13

Los Lunas
Winter Gardening Series: Year Round Flower Gardening
Join us for a FREE seminar on Apr. 13, 6:30 p.m., Valencia County Extension Office, 404 Courthouse Rd, Los Lunas.

Series provided by the Valencia County Master Gardener's on year round flower gardening. More info...
For more information, contact Newt McCarty at 505-565-3002.
Apr 22

Albuquerque
Backyard Farming Series - Successful Plant Practices & Selecting Materials
Join us for the Backyard Farming Series - Successful Plant Practices & Selecting Materials Demonstration on Apr. 22, 9 to 12 p.m., Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW.

Come learn about the role of water and successful soil practices. Additional opportunities for small group hands-on pruning exercise will take place. This series is provided by Bernalillo County Open Space, Hubbell House Alliance, Edible and the New Mexico State University.

Space is limited to 50 participants, so sign up today. Register for this free workshop by calling 505-314-0398 or Register Now!

Backyard Farming Series Flyer

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For more information, contact Graeme Davis at 505-243-1386.

May 2017

May 11-12

Los Lunas
Valencia County: Kids, Kows & More
The Kids, Kows & More event will be held May 11 & 12, 9:30 a.m., Los Lunas Ag Science Center, 1036 Miller Road.

Register Now! For more details, please see the Brochure!

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For more information, contact Vera Gibson at (505) 565-3002.
May 16-17

Albuquerque
Kids & Kows & More
The Kids & Kows & More event will be held May 16 & 17, 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Expo NM, Indoor Horse Arena.

Register Now! For more details, please see the Brochure!

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For more information, contact Elliott Sachse at 505-243-1386.
May 20

Albuquerque
Backyard Farming Series - Recycled & Natural Building Materials in the Garden
Join us for the Backyard Farming Series - Recycled & Natural Building Materials in the Garden & Complete Garden Design Demonstration on May 20, 9 to 12 p.m., Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW.

Come learn about the role of water and successful soil practices. Additional opportunities for small group hands-on pruning exercise will take place. This series is provided by Bernalillo County Open Space, Hubbell House Alliance, Edible and the New Mexico State University.

Space is limited to 50 participants, so sign up today. Register for this free workshop by calling 505-314-0398 or Register Now!

Backyard Farming Series Flyer

More info...
For more information, contact Graeme Davis at 505-243-1386.
May 31Jun 3

Las Cruces
Windmill Technology Certification Workshop
Join us May 31 to June 3 for a comprehensive training workshop in traditional windmill water lifting applications. Conducted by several of the industry's leading experts, with classroom, shop laboratory, and field demonstration instructional settings.

Workshop registrations are $250 before May 26. Late or at-the-door registration is $275. Registration begins March 15th. Please see the Workshop Flyer.

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For more information, contact Dr. Carlos Rosencrans at 575-646-7946.

November 2017

Nov 21

Albuquerque
Grow the Growers Training
New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service in Bernalillo County is conducting an eight-week farm training program as part of Bernalillo County's Grow the Growers pilot program.

Classes will be on Mondays, beginning Nov. 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, Albuquerque. More info...
For more information, contact John Garlisch at 505-243-1386.