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Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service

Objective, research-based and credible information you can use every day to improve your life.

Major Program Areas

In the News

BCCES welcomes Graeme Davis as the new Horticultural Agent.


4-H Enrollment Deadline Changes 2014-15

October 1, 2014 we will begin enrollment for the 2014-2015 4-H Year. If you are a returning 4-H member you must be enrolled and have all your forms submitted by January 15th. If you are a new member looking to enroll you are eligible to enroll until May 1.


  • Southwest Turfgrass Conference

October 27-29, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM

Registration and Conference Details

  • New Mexico Vegetation Management Association

November 12 - 13, 2014 at Route 66 Casino west of Albuquerque, NM

Registration and Conference Details

  • Quivira Coalition Ranch Conference

Nov 12-14, 2014, Albuquerque, NM at Embassy Suites

Nov 13, 6-9pm Career Connections - Farm-Ranch Networking

Registration and Conference Details

  • Forage Workshop

Dec 2, 2014 at the UNM Valencia Campus

contact Newt McCarty at 505-565-3002

  • NM Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Dec 17, 2014 at the Roswell Civic Center

Full conference details

  • NM Crop Production Association Annual Conference

Ruidoso, NM

Jan. 26-27, 2015

  • NM Chile Conference

Las Cruces, NM

Feb. 3, 2015

  • Think Trees NM

February 4-5, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM

Registration and Conference Details

  • NM Vine and Wine Conference

Albuquerque, NM

Feb. 5-7, 2015

  • Organic Conference

Albuquerque, NM

Feb. 20-21, 2015

College of ACES and Extension Calendar

For information of programs around the state of New Mexico

Pesticide CEU

  • NMDA to host Pesticide CEU workshop on Friday November 7th. Registration is required.

Nov 7 NMDA Pesticide Education

  • NMSU Plant Sciences to host a Pesticide Applicators Training, Testing, and CEU on November 20, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. Other dates and places available.

Nov 20 Pesticide Education

Nov 20 Program Brochure

Nov 20 download registration

UPCOMING PESTICIDE CEU Workshops with Bob Pate


The smell of green chile roasting is wafting through the air!

Click Here for tips and safe food handling methods for your green chile.



Would you like to learn about HOME canning, pickles, jams, jellies, freezing, and other food preservation methods, please contact Cindy Davies for further information.

Area Growers and Farmers Markets

Honeybee Swarm Season

The swarm season for honeybees is over and now it is moving into bee removal or western yellow jackets. Honey bees are a dull yellow brown color while the small yellow jackets are a brilliant yellow and black.

To learn more about the difference between honeybees and the western yellow jacket click honeybees vs yellow jackets

To report a swarm or undesired hive, please call 243-1386 or visit the ABQ Beeks.


  • 2015 Master Gardener Program - Class registration is filled! Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2015 program. Classes runs January-April, with volunteering through October each year. More information here. contact with any questions.


Registration information to be a Master Composter is now available on their website

Classes will begin in October.

Hot Topic

NMSU Learning Games Lab offers free mobile apps in regular and HD for iPhone, iPad & IPod Touch, featuring:

Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives: for home, farm & ranch. Programs include anaerobic digesters, biodiesel, home energy, farm energy, micro-hydro, small wind, solar electricity, solar hot water. Tool kit available.

Ever wondered how cheese makes it to your table, or cotton is turned into clothing? Field Trip! will answer those questions! Learn about the many uses for everything from chile to peanuts, honey, pecans, pistachios and more. Each week we'll take you on an entertaining Field Trip! to look at the production of agricultural products from "seed to consumer."

Ninja Kitchen: 2012 award winner! Your masked alter-ego leaps from refrigerator to sink and oven to counter, tossing plates to an archetypal teenaged clientele. If customers don't receive their food promptly, they storm out. This addictive learning game teaches the principles of food safety. Produced by NMSU's Media Productions.

Upcoming Events and Registrations

Desert Blooms

SW Plant Selector App

 Bernalillo County Calendar of Events


  • ICAN Classes for Adults and Childcare Providers. Learn more!

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State Program Areas

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Contact Us

Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
1510 Menaul Blvd., NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-243-1386
Email: bernalil@nmsu.edu
URL: http://bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu