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Calendar of Events, Torrance 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 Torrance County.

July 2014

Jul 19Aug 9

Estancia
Torrance County | Fairground Clean Up
Please come out for Fairgound Clean Up 3 Saturdays to choose from:
  • July 19th
  • August 2nd
  • August 9th
More info...

August 2014

Aug 2

Los Lunas
NMSU, New Mexico Vine and Wine Society to host Central New Mexico Grape Day
The New Mexico Vine and Wine Society and New Mexico State University have teamed up for the 2014 Central New Mexico Grape Day, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Silver Crane Vineyards in Los Lunas, N.M.

The event will feature presentations focused on the small grape-grower. More info...

For more information, contact Bernd Maier at 575-646-5943.
Aug 4-7

Estancia
4-H Day Camp-Baking
We will be discovering 4-H baking projects, pies, New Mexico Culture projects, and cake decorating! More info...
Aug 14-15

Santa Fe
NMSU to host pueblo and community agricultural conference in Santa Fe
New Mexico State University's New Mexico Outreach Project is hosting a two-day conference, New Mexico Pueblo and Community Agriculture Conference on Thursday, Aug. 14, and Friday, Aug. 15, at the Santa Fe County 4-H Building, 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe.

The program contains a wide variety of topics affecting livestock, crops and forage production.

Session topics include herd health, horse care, managing rangeland in drought conditions, wildlife damage, forage and vegetable production, invasive species control, soil health and fertility, and integrated pest management.

Programs will be presented by NMSU Extension specialist Marcy Ward, Jason Turner, Nick Ashcroft, Sam Smallidge, Leonard Lauriault, Rick Arnold, Carol Sutherland and Robert Flynn.

Representatives of the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the National Agriculture Statistics Service will provide U.S. Department of Agriculture agency updates.

Registration for both days of the conference is $50 before Aug. 4 and $60 at the door. Pre-registration is important to ensure that adequate seating space and meals are available. Call Augusta at 505-852-2668 to pre-register. Scholarships for the full registration fee are available. Contact Joseph Garcia at 505-852-0480 or 505-927-9611; Tory Hougland at 505-927-8750; or Judy Finley at 575-643-5507 for information on scholarships More info...

For more information, contact Edmond Gomez.
Aug 16

Estancia
4-H Fair BBQ
Come join us for BBQ! At the fairgrounds to be held from noon to 2 p.m. More info...
Aug 22

Los Lunas
Chile Field Day
The Los Lunas Agricultural Science Center (1036 Miller st. SW, Los Lunas, NM) will being hosting this year's Chile Field Day.

The event will take place on August 22, 2014 from 9:00am until noon. Field tours and presentations on current chile research projects, as well as a chile roasting demonstration will be conducted. Taste tests of an assortment of different chile varieties will also be highlighted. Attendance is free and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Stephanie Walker at (575) 646-4398.

October 2014

Oct 11Nov 8

Albuquerque
Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters Fall 2014 Training
The next Master Composter Training is scheduled for Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, October 15 to November 8, 2014, at the Bernalillo County Extension Office in Albuquerque. The purpose of the training is to educate people to be expert composters who will then teach others how to compost. It is not necessary to be a resident of Bernalillo County to take the training. More info...
For more information, contact webmaster@nmcomposters.org.