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Calendar of Events, Sierra 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 Sierra County.

February 2015

Feb 3Dec 8

Las Cruces
National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) - Las Cruces
NMSU Extension program helps pre-diabetics make a lifestyle change The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based, lifestyle intervention program. It's presented by trained lifestyle coaches / registered dietitians. The program teaches strategies for healthy eating, increasing physical activity, facing emotional, behavioral and family challenges that can come along with changing their habits. The next session in Las Cruces begins Feb. 3, 2015, and space is available. To qualify for the program, the participants must be at least 18 years old, be overweight, and meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Fasting blood glucose 100 to 125 mg/dl
  • Two-hour glucose range 140 to 199 mg/dl
  • HbA1c between 5.7 and 6.4l
  • History of gestational diabetes.

NMSU News release

More info...
For more information, contact Gaby Phillips, MS, RD, LD at 575-646-4117.

March 2015

Mar 1-3

Las Cruces
NMSU experts provide guidance at Western Pecan Growers conference, trade show
An update on the proposed pecan marketing order, tips for success in doing business in China and a look at mechanical pruning techniques will be among the presentations at the annual Western Pecan Growers Association conference and trade show March 1-3 in Las Cruces.

For full information about the 2015 conference or to register and pay online, visit www.westernpecan.org. This year all conference registration is either online or at the door. Online registration closes after Feb. 25. Interested parties can also contact White directly at 575-640-7555 or director@westernpecan.org. More info...

For more information, contact Richard Heerema at 575-646-2921.
Mar 3-24

Free Kitchen Creations cooking class
This 4 week cooking school is designed for people with type 2 diabetes.

Learn to plan and prepare meals that help manage diabetes. Participants receive a free manual and cookbooks. Classes will be held Tuesdays from 5:30 8 8:30 p.m. as Ruidoso High School, 125 Warrior Rd.

Please call the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension office at 575-648-2311 to pre-register

For more information, contact Marsha Palmer at 575-648-2311.
Mar 7

Las Cruces
Dona Ana County 4-H Fun Shoot

Doña Ana County 4-H will be having a Fun Shoot on March 7, 2015. Adult and youth teams are welcomed.

Lunch will be provided. We will also have a raffle. Proceeds benefit the county 4-H program.

Event Flyer

For more information, contact Eva Madrid at 575-525-6649.
Mar 10

Las Cruces
AES/CES Publications Workshop
This workshop will provide faculty/staff with a review of the publication production process for new and revised Extension/Experiment Station Numbered Publications (guides, circulars, annual data reports, research reports, technical reports, research bulletins, task force publications, and variety test reports).

Workshop topics will include submission guidelines, writing and copyright issues, and reordering/distribution procedures.

The workshop will he held at NMSU in Milton Hall, Room 85, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Register Now!

For more information, contact Ana Henke at 575-646-1174.
Mar 25

Las Cruces
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 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 Karim Martinez at 575-525-6649.

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.