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Honeybee Swarm Season
This spring is an active bee swarm season, which is fantastic to see for agriculture, but may raise alarm to fearful residents. First, please relax. Swarming bees are docile and very unlikely to sting. They are searching out a new place to establish a colony. To report a swarm or undesired hive, please call 243-1386 or visit the ABQ Beeks.
A more detailed profile of honeybees
PROGRAM NOTE: Bernalillo County Extension Offering Series on Emergency Preparedness for the Home
This series of classes helps you to prepare for emergencies both in the home and in case of evacuation -- floods, fires, electrical outages. Would you know how to cook? What to take if you had to leave your house for an extended period suddenly? What about those pets?
Registration is required for each of the classes. Please call 505-243-1386 to sign up or email Cindy Davies.
Please note that some classes may have associated material costs.
NMDA to Host AgriFuture Conference May 12-14 in Albuquerque, NM
NMDA will be hosting the AgriFuture Educational Institute
NMDA is pleased to announce that it is working with a dozen other agencies and organizations across New Mexico agriculture to coordinate and host the 2014 AgriFuture Educational Institute in Albuquerque, May 12-14. The institute aims to inform, inspire, and connect the next generation of farmers, ranchers, and others in agriculture. It is open to those 40 and under; veterans of our armed services are encouraged to attend.
The agenda promises an exciting three days:
Area Growers and Farmers Markets
Early Spring MARKETS
Upcoming Events and Registrations
YARD & GARDEN
AgriFuture Educational Institute and Conference
Interested in a career in Agriculture. Attend this upcoming institute and conference.
May 12-14 at Embassy Suites in Albuquerque, NM
Food processor certification course to be held in April
Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only will be held April 28-30. This three-day certification course will be presented at the South Valley Economic Development Center in Albuquerque. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for Acidified Foods Only and is co-sponsored by the Food Processors Institute (FPI) and sponsored by New Mexico State University. This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations.
For more information, cost and registration information, visit website or call 575-646-2198.
Emergency Preparedness for the Home
April 15 3-day, 3-Week,, 3-Month Preparation
Apr 22 Disaster Information - People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities
Apr 29 Quarterly Emergency Preparedness for the Home Meeting
May 1 Building Solar Oven $10 materials cost
May 6 Building Small Gas Oven $15 materials cost
June 3 Water and Food Storage for the Long Haul
HOME ECONOMICS CLASS
4-H -- YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FARM & RANCH -- AGRICULTURE