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2013 - New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference

December 3, 2012 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mimbres Valley Special Events Center

2300 E.Pine St., Deming, NM, 88031

Presenters

Jeff Anderson - NMSU, Dona ana County Cooperative Extension Service

Jack Blandford - NMSU, Luna County Cooperative Extension

Tom Dean - Southwest District Director, Cooperative Extension, NMSU

Rudy Garcia - NRCS, New Mexico State Agronomist

John Garlsch - NMSU, Bernalillo County Extension

Kulbhushan Grover - NMSU, Dept. of Plant & Environmental Sciences

Richard Heerema - NMSU, Dept. of Extension Plant Sciences

John Idowu - NMSU, Dept. of Extension Plant Sciences

Soum Sanogo - NMSU, Dept. of Entomology, Plant Path. & Weed Science

Erin Silva - Univ. of Wisconsin, Organic Production Specialist

Agenda

8:00 a.m. - Welcome & Opening Remarks - Tom Dean

8:15 am - Growing the Community from the Roots Up - John Garlisch

9:00 am - Organic Benefits and Challenges in the Face of Climate Change - Erin Silva

10:00 am - Morning Break & Booth Display

10:15 am - Pistachios: A Sustainable Alternative to Pecans in Southwest NM? - Richard Heerema

11:15 am - A Systems Approach to Managing Soil Health - John Idowu

12:00 - Lunch (provided on site)

1:00 pm - Principles and Observations of Cover Crops in Southwest NM - Kulbhushan Grover

1:45 pm - Soil & Water Analyses Interpretation - Rudy Garcia

2:45 pm - Afternoon Break & Booth Display

3:00 pm - Microbial Treatment of Soil, Seed, and Plant: Can It Stop Chile Wilt? - Soum Sanogo

4:00 pm - Questions & Discussion


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Conference Planning Committee

Jeff Anderson, Jack Blandford, Rudy Garcia, Luz Hernandez, Bernd Maier, Patrick Torres, Stephanie Walker, Jim Wanstall, W. Dee Wear