Statewide Calendar

Below is a list of events sponsored by the College or of interest to our clientele. Events are tracked all over the state; the maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place. If you would like to filter your results to a particular county, visit the county calendar listing.

January 2020

Jan 21-31
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Tucumcari
4-H | Open Enrollment

The 4-H | Open Enrollment for Quay County will be Jan. 21 - 31, 2020.

For more information, please stop by or call the Extension office. Jason, Joyce, or Colette will be happy to answer any questions that you may have!

More info...
For more information, contact Colette Mapes at 575-461-0562.
Jan 21Dec 31
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Various
On Farm Readiness Review (OFRR)

The On Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) is a voluntary service offered by the NMSU-Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) to help producers assess their farm operation against the regulations of the Produce Safety Rule (PSR).

Request form is open and available.

More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.
Jan 22-23
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Amarillo, TX
Southwest Beef Symposium

The Southwest Beef Symposium will be held Jan. 22 - 23, 1 p.m., Embassy Suites, 550 S. Buchanan Street, Amarillo, TX.

Registration is $85 prior to Jan. 7 and $95 on site. To register, call 979-845-2604. Dinner Wednesday evening is sponsored by Southwest Beef CAP Grant.

Topics to be discussed during the two days are: sustainable expectations of consumers, marketing beef through genetics and branding program, making third party verification systems work for you, fitting cattle genetics to the environment, and breed type comparisons of forage behaviors.

More info...
For more information, contact Marcy Ward at 575-644-3379.
Jan 24Mar 13
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Online
Master Food Preserver - Online Live Webinar (Fridays: 8 weeks)

The Master Food Preserver - Live Webinar will be held for 8 weeks on Fridays, Jan. 24 - Mar. 13, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Course is for participants who would like to be a certified master food preserver volunteer, complete application for program, and have canning experience. Must participate in all 8 online sessions and hands-on laboratory to become certified. Space is limited.

More info...
For more information, contact Nancy Flores at 575-646-1179.
Jan 24
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Las Cruces
PES Faculty Seminar

The first PES (Plant and Environmental Sciences) Faculty Seminar will be held Jan. 24, 3:30 p.m., Gerald Thomas Hall Auditorium, Rm. 194.

The seminar is an opportunity for faculty, research staff, postdocs etc. to highlight their latest, bestest and most fascinating research in a speed-talk format. Everyone is welcome!

More info...
For more information, contact Niall Hanan at 575-646-3335.
Jan 28Apr 30
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Tucumcari
Strong Seniors Stay Young Class

The Strong Seniors Stay Young Class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 28 - Apr. 30, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Mesalands Community College, A-219.

Registration cost is $20; to be paid the first day of class! Come by the Quay County Extension Office to pick up an enrollment packet. Space is limited, so do not delay!

More info...
For more information, contact Colette Mapes at 575-461-0562.
Jan 30-31
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Ruidoso
Southwest Hay and Forage Conference

The Southwest Hay and Forage Conference will be held Jan. 30 - 31, 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive.

Pre-Registration is $125 per person before Dec. 31 or at-the-door for $150. Annual membership dues are $55.

Online registration available at: http://www.nmhay.com/2020-conference.html. Included: two-day conference, two meals, snacks, door prizes, educational materials, and entertainment.

More info...
For more information, contact Mark Marsalis at 505-865-7340.
Jan 30-31
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Las Cruces
NM SRM Winter Meeting and Tour

The NM SRM Winter Meeting and Tour will be held Jan. 30 - 31, New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

The event includes a tour to the Santa Teresa, NM border crossing, an evening banquet, awards luncheon, and a variety of speakers on topics important to NM rangelands.

More info...
For more information, contact Doug Cram at 575-646-8130.

February 2020

Feb 1
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Albuquerque
Think Tree New Mexico - Volunteer Session

The Think Tree New Mexico - Volunteer Session will be held Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE.

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott will talk about Arboriculture Zombies! Tree management myths that will not die. Speaker panel on Climate-Ready Trees for New Mexico.

More info...
For more information, contact Sara Moran at 505-243-1386.
Feb 3-4
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Las Cruces
New Mexico Chile Conference

The New Mexico Chile Conference will be held Feb. 3 - 4, Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 East University Avenue.

Conference pre-registration for individuals is $135 and booth pre-registration is $475. After Jan. 18, individual prices will go up to $150 and walk-in registration booths will be $500. Online registration available at https://chile.nmsu.edu/conference.

More info...
For more information, contact Chile Pepper Institute at 575-646-3028.
Feb 4-25
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Las Cruces
Kitchen Creations - Las Cruces

The Kitchen Creations - Las Cruces will be held Wednesdays, Feb. 4 - 25, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mayfield High School, 1955 N. Valley Drive.

Over four consecutive weeks, participants will learn food safety; how to plan meals; how to read food labels; and how to manage carbohydrates. They also will prepare and sample healthy meals. The class series is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

More info...
For more information, contact Sofia Hernandez at 575-635-1230.
Feb 4
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Las Cruces
Sigma Xi Science Cafe

The next session for the Sigma Xi Science Cafe will be held Feb. 4, 5:30 p.m., Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main Street.

Speaker Dr. Erek Fuchs, Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID), will summarize the current state of understanding of future regional water sustainability. Event is free and open to the public. Presented by the Scientific Research Society, in cooperation with the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science.

For more information, contact Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science at 575-522-3120.
Feb 6
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Farmington
Pesticide Applicators Workshop - Farmington

A Pesticide Applicators Workshop will be held Feb. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., San Juan County McGee Park, 41 Road 5568.

Pesticide applicator training for both continuing education units and pre-licenses. The registration fee is $50 by Feb. 4. Free for NMSU Specialists. Online registration is available.

More info...
For more information, contact Phillip Lujan at 575-646-1822.
Feb 8
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Los Lunas
Pruning Workshop

A Pruning Workshop will be held Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to noon, Los Lunas Agricultural Science Center, 1036 Miller Road.

Fruit tree and grape vine pruning demos and hands-on instruction. Bring your tools for free sharpening service! (limit 2)

More info...
For more information, contact Marisa Thompson at 505-865-7340.
Feb 13
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Hobbs
Pesticide Applicators Workshop - Hobbs

A Pesticide Applicators Workshop will be held Feb. 13, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Mexico Junior College, Training and Outreach Building, 1 Thunderbird Circle.

Pesticide applicator training for both continuing education units and pre-licenses. The registration fee is $50 by Feb. 11. Free for NMSU Specialists. Online registration is available.

More info...
For more information, contact Phillip Lujan at 575-646-1822.
Feb 19
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TBA
FSPCA Hybrid Training Course - Feb.

An FSPCA Hybrid Training Course will be held Feb. 19, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., location TBA.

Online registration available with credit card, check, or at-the-door. Cost is $300 and includes instruction, manual with materials, and AFDO certificate. NOT Included: Lunch, lodging, airfare, and travel costs.

More info...
For more information, contact Nancy Flores at 575-646-1179.
Feb 20
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Santa Fe
Starting A Home-Based Food Business Workshop

The Starting A Home-Based Food Business Workshop will be held Feb. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Santa Fe Extension Office, 3229 Rodeo Road.

Everything you need to know about starting your home-based food business in one day! Expert and research-based knowledge provided in order to learn how to navigate your business.

More info...
For more information, contact Cydney Martin at 505-471-4711.
Feb 21-22
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Portales
TexMex Horse Judging Clinic

The TexMex Horse Judging Clinic will be held Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, 705 East Lime Street. The Reasons Session is optional and will be held on Feb. 21, 7 to 9 p.m., at the same location.

The camp is for youth and coaches of all skill levels. Youth will judge both video and live classes. Tips for improving reasons will be covered! Snacks, lunch, and printed materials will be provided for each youth participant. Cost is $45 for youth and $10 for adults.

More info...
For more information, contact Jason Turner at 575-646-1242.
Feb 26
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Las Cruces
Marriott Hospitality Futures Center Ribbon-Cutting and Tour

The ribbon-cutting and tour for the Marriott Hospitality Futures Center will be held Feb. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, Gerald Thomas Hall, Rm. 119.

More info...
For more information, contact Andrea Arrigucci at 575-646-5566.

March 2020

Mar 25-27
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Las Cruces
Master Food Preserver - Hands-On: Face to Face Lab

The Master Food Preserver - Hands-On: Face to Face Lab will be held Mar. 25 - 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gerald Thomas Hall, 940 College Drive, Room 331.

Course is for participants with canning experience that have completed the 8 week online Master Food Preserver program. Fee is $160 and includes manuals, materials, and supplies for course. Space is limited.

More info...
For more information, contact Nancy Flores at 575-646-1179.

April 2020

Apr 16
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Las Cruces
FSPCA Hybrid Training Course - April

An FSPCA Hybrid Training Course will be held April 16, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., NMSU Gerald Thomas Hall, 940 College Drive, Room 360.

Online registration available with credit card, check, or at-the-door. Cost is $300 and includes instruction, manual with materials, and AFDO certificate. NOT Included: Lunch, lodging, airfare, and travel costs.

More info...
For more information, contact Nancy Flores at 575-646-1179.

May 2020

May 6
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Albuquerque, NM
ICAN SNAP-Ed State Conference

More information to follow

For more information, contact Brenda Weatherford at 575-648-2311.
May 11
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Las Cruces
Enhanced Skill Building Workshop

The Enhanced Skill Building Workshop will be held May 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Location TBA.

Online registration available with credit card or check. Registration fee is $75. Deadline to register is April 27.

More info...
For more information, contact Tracy Beck at 575-646-2938.
May 12-13
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Las Cruces
Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety Annual Meeting

The Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety Annual Meeting will be held May 12 - 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 East University Avenue.

Online registration available with credit card or check. Registration fee is $175. Deadline to register is April 27.

More info...
For more information, contact Tracy Beck at 575-646-2938.

June 2020

Jun 4
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Las Cruces
FSPCA Hybrid Training Course - June

An FSPCA Hybrid Training Course will be held June 4, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., NMSU Gerald Thomas Hall, 940 College Drive, Room 360.

Online registration available with credit card, check, or at-the-door. Cost is $300 and includes instruction, manual with materials, and AFDO certificate. NOT Included: Lunch, lodging, airfare, and travel costs.

More info...
For more information, contact Nancy Flores at 575-646-1179.
Jun 16-19
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Las Cruces
NACTA Conference

The NACTA Conference will be held June 16 - 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 East University Avenue.

The Hot Chile - Cool Learning theme conference will include scientific oral and poster presentations, annual business meeting, awards, and tours. Fees for early, regular, and late registration available for members, non-members, students, and more. Online registration available. Payment options: credit card or check only! Checks must be received by May 15.

More info...
For more information, contact John Campbell at 575-646-6180.

Featured Events

Below is a list of events sponsored by the College which are of interest to people across the state.

The maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place.

February 2020

Feb 3-4
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Las Cruces
New Mexico Chile Conference

The New Mexico Chile Conference will be held Feb. 3 - 4, Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 East University Avenue.

Conference pre-registration for individuals is $135 and booth pre-registration is $475. After Jan. 18, individual prices will go up to $150 and walk-in registration booths will be $500. Online registration available at https://chile.nmsu.edu/conference.

More info...
For more information, contact Chile Pepper Institute at 575-646-3028.
Feb 26
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Las Cruces
Marriott Hospitality Futures Center Ribbon-Cutting and Tour

The ribbon-cutting and tour for the Marriott Hospitality Futures Center will be held Feb. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, Gerald Thomas Hall, Rm. 119.

More info...
For more information, contact Andrea Arrigucci at 575-646-5566.

June 2020

Jun 16-19
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Las Cruces
NACTA Conference

The NACTA Conference will be held June 16 - 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 East University Avenue.

The Hot Chile - Cool Learning theme conference will include scientific oral and poster presentations, annual business meeting, awards, and tours. Fees for early, regular, and late registration available for members, non-members, students, and more. Online registration available. Payment options: credit card or check only! Checks must be received by May 15.

More info...
For more information, contact John Campbell at 575-646-6180.