The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

FIND your passion - MAKE a difference!

The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education strives to provide students with content knowledge, technical skills, and applied experiences that will establish our students as successful individuals post-graduation from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

The primary focus of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education is to develop the skill set and content knowledge of each individual student in an effort to make our graduates well-rounded individuals, and prepared for the experiences they will encounter in the "real world" following graduation from our university. This includes strengthening the leadership skill set of each student through applied experiences and classroom training.

The degree programs offered through the AXED department equip students to influence the future. Our undergraduate and graduate emphasis areas in agriculture education, technology education, agricultural communications, extension, government agricultural careers, and international agricultural development, while different in coursework and experiences, all revolve around a common goal. Our graduates "Change Attitudes, Change Lives, and ultimately, will Change the World."

FIND your passion - MAKE a difference!


Learn more about AXED

AXED brochure Why AXED?
¿Por qué AXED?

Agricultural and Extension Education (AXED)
NMSU Gerald Thomas Hall Room 111
P.O. Box 30003 MSC 3501
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 575-646-4511
Fax: 575-646-4082


AXED News

Frank Hodnett receiving the Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Hodnett, recipient of the 2019 Annual Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence. The annual NMSU Roush award, named for a former New Mexico State University executive vice president in recognition of his 35 years of teaching improvement in New Mexico, are based on information from students, department heads, deans and branch campus directors. Normally presented in January during NMSU's Spring Convocation.