October 6, 2017

Extension Family and Consumer Sciences

  • The Extension FCS faculty members traveled to Albuquerque to present at the "THRIVE!"First Annual Cooperative Extension Service Northern District Wellness Conference, which was open to the public. The day was devoted to providing useful information to assist the attendees with creating and sustaining a healthier and happier lifestyle. Dr. Bryce Jorgensen, Extension Family Resource Management specialist was one of the speakers. The previous day, the faculty provided in-service training for County Agents from the Northern District.

College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

  • ACES hosted the 2nd annual First-Generation Pizza Party. More than 30 students attended the event from across ACES. Dean Flores welcomed the students and shared his own story about being a first-generation student. Many faculty and staff also participated in the event. The success stories from each student, and many of the faculty, provided greater insight into the diverse backgrounds that comprise ACES. Events such as these are to recognize the students and to make certain that they are continually provided the "tools" to be successful at NMSU. Discovering avenues to connect with the ACES student body is very important for the ACES leadership, faculty, and staff.

Extension Economics

  • Dr. Michael Patrick, from the Extension Economics unit, in collaboration with the state USDA RD office, assisted in the formation of two new Stronger Economies Together (SET) regions - the Mid-Central Rural Corridor region (Bernalillo, Sandoval and Los Alamos counties) and the Southeastern region (Curry, Roosevelt, Chaves, Lea and Eddy counties). Civic Engagement Forums were held in August and September in the regions to facilitate citizen participation in identifying strengths, challenges, and opportunities for promoting regional economic development.


  • The Rodeo Team has had multiple team wins this season as well as 13 individual event wins. At the first home rodeo at the Southern New Mexico State Fair, Tyler Muth, a junior, won the steer wrestling competition. Karly Deforrest, a senior, won not only the goat tying, but the all-around title as well. Jace Cooley, a senior, won the saddle bronc riding and Derek Runyan, a sophomore, won the tie-down roping. The women's team was third and men's team first. The men's team is regionally ranked in 2nd place and the women's team in 3rd place with one fall rodeo to go.