August 18, 2017

Extension Plant Sciences

  • On August 15, the Los Lunas Agricultural Science Center (ASC) held its biennial Field Day. The 2017 event was a special one in that it marked the 60th anniversary of the station. The ASC conducts agricultural and horticultural research and Extension programs specific to the Middle Rio Grande Valley and surrounding areas, including Albuquerque. Three new faculty were introduced to participants: Dr. Ashley Bennett, Extension IPM specialist; Dr. Gill Giese, Extension viticulture specialist; and Dr. Marisa Thompson, Extension horticulture specialist. These faculty, located at the Los Lunas ASC, represent critical stakeholder interests throughout the state. The event registered 263 attendees. Los Lunas ASC Field Day.

4-H

  • The New Mexico State 4-H Office received notification that 4-H will be receiving a $41,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and National 4-H Council. The goal of this program is to promote healthy living of New Mexico youth by teaching young people proper nutrition and physical fitness. The project will deliver programs across the state to youth grades 2-12 as well as training teens to serve as New Mexico Health Ambassadors.

ACES Night Out

  • The College of ACES continued a strong tradition of welcoming new students on the night before classes officially began. The event dubbed "ACES Night Out" introduces current students to new students, faculty, staff, Pistol Pete, and Rolando A. Flores, ACES dean. Dean Flores welcomed all students, faculty and staff and then the games began. ACES Council members along with the ACES Ambassadors and the ACES Mentors, organized a fun-filled evening for everyone. A scavenger hunt began the festivities, then the students participated in three-legged races and cornhole games. The ACES event ended with everyone going through Miller Gates.