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Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service

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In the News


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

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


BCCES welcomes Graeme Davis as the new Horticultural Agent.


Bernalillo County Extension Job Openings

Click on link for full description and job application

Extension Home Economist

Extension 4-H Home Economist

All applications due by September 26, 2014.


4-H News

2014-2015 Enrollment Deadline Changes

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.


NMDA to host an organic farm tour series

Upcoming dates are: Sept 24th, 2014

Pre-registration required.

Full event details click here


  • When: Thursday Sept. 25. 6pm-7:30pm

  • Where: NMSU - Los Lunas Ag Science Center, 1036 Miller Road, Los Lunas, NM

  • Cost: Free, but RSVP preferred

  • Contact: Tess Grasswitz 505-865-7340

  • Full event details

Have you been wondering about that strange looking bug in your garden? Find out what it is, whether it's a friend or foe, and how to control it if necessary during the "Bug Nights." "Find out what's bugging you at these informal on-farm evening events that are intended to provide local growers with an opportunity to learn about both beneficial insects and common pests associated with vegetable and fruit crops," Grasswitz said. "Participants will learn how to recognize them, what type of damage they cause, and different approaches to their control."

2014 Local Food Festival and Field Day

LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL and FIELD DAY - The Many Faces of Local Food

  • Sunday Oct 12, 2014; 11am-4pm

  • Gutierrez-Hubbell House; 6029 Isleta SW, Albuquerque, NM

  • Free Event

  • Kids Area, 4-H Petting Zoo, Ask the Experts, Pie Contest, Local Food, Local Agriculture, Presentations and Demos, Live Music, Art, Museum, and much more


  • Complete event details


The NMSU Experts are coming to Albuqerque to answer your plant and insect questions.

  • Oct 12 at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House for the Local Food Festival and Field Day

Full description of event


NMSU Cooperative Extension Service in collaboration with Bernalillo County Youth Services Center will host a HOOP HOUSE WORKSHOP

  • October 8, 2014; 8am -finish

  • RSVP required and limited to 15 spaces

  • Full details will be given to registered participants

  • Contact John Garlisch for program details


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


Water Harvest Workshops will be held on

  • Sept 15-21 Water Harvest Certification Courses

Full Details

  • note these workshops are not NMSU Extension led programs, but are still valuable.

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.

Pesticide CEU



  • 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

 Bernalillo County Calendar of Events


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

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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