Desert Blooms Events

Below is a list of events sponsored by the College in the "Desert Blooms" category. The maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place.

December 2021

Dec 15
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Online
Ready, Set, Grow! Webinar Series

The last of the Ready, Set, Grow! Webinar Series will be held Dec. 15, 3 pm, via Zoom.

Join the series to learn more about various gardening-related topics. Presenters will include County and State Extension Specialists with experience in horticulture, insects, and food.

More info...
For more information, contact Marisa Thompson at 505-865-7340.

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.

December 2021

Dec 6Jan 7
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Online
Cancer Research Internship - Applications

The Cancer Research Internship - Applications for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are open for summer 2022 (undergraduate students only!). The intensive, nine-week internship, to be held June 13 - Aug. 12, 2022, is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for students interested in biomedical research.

Students must commit to the entire period in order to participate. Applications available online and due by Jan. 7. Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by Jan. 14. Sponsored in part by the Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research, supported by NCI grants U54CA132383 (NMSU) and U54CA132381 (Fred Hutch).

More info...
For more information, contact Kaitlin Briggs at 575-646-5104.
Dec 7-31
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Online
On Farm Readiness Review

The 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).

More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.
Dec 8Feb 23
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Online
Diabetes Program - Wednesdays

The Diabetes Program will be held Wednesdays, Dec. 8 - Feb. 23, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., via Zoom.

Are you at risk of diabetes? Enroll now for the National Diabetes Prevention Program by NMSU Extension. Join our lifestyle change program and decrease your risk for Type 2 diabetes. Take advantage of having a certified National DPP lifestyle coach guide you through an evidence-based program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More info...
For more information, contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034.
Dec 9Feb 24
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Online
Diabetes Program - Thursdays

The Diabetes Program will be held Thursdays, Dec. 9 - Feb. 24, 6 to 7 p.m., via Zoom.

Are you at risk of diabetes? Enroll now for the National Diabetes Prevention Program by NMSU Extension. Join our lifestyle change program and decrease your risk for Type 2 diabetes. Take advantage of having a certified National DPP lifestyle coach guide you through an evidence-based program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More info...
For more information, contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034.
Dec 9
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Online
WSARE Conference

The WSARE Conference will be held Dec. 9, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., via Zoom.

The conference is free and open to the public. There will be six informative presentations on various sustainable agricultural topics such as: irrigation efficiency in pecans; healthy soils; organic production and beneficial insects; how to start a vegetable garden; and how farms can participate within their communities.

More info...
For more information, contact Israel Joukhadar at 575-636-9634.
Dec 10
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Las Cruces
Sam Steel Graduation Ceremony

The Sam Steel Graduation Ceremony will be held Dec. 10, 3 p.m., Atkinson Recital Hall, 1075 North Horseshoe Street.

More info...
For more information, contact Janie Wagoner at 575-646-1807.
Dec 12
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Clayton
4-H | Aloha Banquet

The 4-H | Aloha Banquet will be held Dec. 12, 4 p.m., Clayton Civic Center.

You are invited to attend our 2021 Aloha Hawaiian Banquet. Dress for the occasion! We want to see your best Hawaiian outfits. Please join us to celebrate this year's accomplishments along with welcoming our new members and officer team!!

More info...
For more information, contact Talisha Valdez at 575-374-9361.
Dec 13Jan 31
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Online
Essentials of Customer Service Certificate Course

The Essentials of Customer Service Certificate Course will be held Dec. 13 - Jan. 31, via NMSU On-Demand.

The 12 week program is for anyone from high school age on up who wants to work in any type of customer service job. Restart New Mexico is paying the fees for the first 25 NM residents that register. Two other certificate programs will be available February 2022.

More info...
For more information, contact Jean Hertzman at 575-646-4786.
Dec 14
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Tucumcari
Lets Get Cooking! Hybrid

The last Lets Get Cooking! Hybrid class will be held Dec. 14, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., in-person or online.

Online registration available with credit card or check payment options. Fee is $10 per class or $40 for the Bundle Option when you choose all classes.

More info...
For more information, contact Susann Mikkelson at 575-461-0562.
Dec 14-17
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Albuquerque
Joint Stockmen’s Convention

The Joint Stockmen’s Convention will be held Dec. 14 - 16 at the Hotel Albuquerque.

More details forthcoming!

More info...
For more information, contact Craig Gifford at 575-646-6482.
Dec 15
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Online
Season Production Workshop Series

The second session of the Season Production Workshop Series will be held Dec. 15, 6 to 8 p.m., via Zoom.

Details forthcoming. Contact IRD (Indian Resources Development) at ird@nmsu.edu for the Zoom link. The series consists of 6 online sessions.

More info...
For more information, contact Indian Resources Development at 575-646-1347.
Dec 15
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Online
Ready, Set, Grow! Webinar Series

The last of the Ready, Set, Grow! Webinar Series will be held Dec. 15, 3 pm, via Zoom.

Join the series to learn more about various gardening-related topics. Presenters will include County and State Extension Specialists with experience in horticulture, insects, and food.

More info...
For more information, contact Marisa Thompson at 505-865-7340.
Dec 29
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Online
NMSU Fit Families/Familias En Forma Program (Spanish)

The NMSU Fit Families/Familias En Forma Program (Spanish) will be held Dec. 29, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., via Zoom.

Offered in Spanish, the program is free for families with kids between 5 - 12 years of age. The sessions are geared toward family health and wellness, with a focus in positive mental health. Brought to you by NMSU Extension and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico.

More info...
For more information, contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034.

January 2022

Jan 5-7
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Las Cruces
CES In-Service

The CES In-Service will be held Jan. 5 - 7, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., NMSU Las Cruces Campus, 940 College Drive, Gerald Thomas Hall Auditorium, Room 194.

Come join us for an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and subject matter training.

More info...
For more information, contact Hilda Nevarez at 575-646-3015.
Jan 10-13
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Las Cruces
Capitals Summit

The Capitals Summit will be held Jan. 10 – 13, NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

For more information or to request attendance to the Capitals Summit, please submit the the inquiry form. Full event title: Appreciative Inquiry and Community Capitals Summit: Creating a Shared Vision of a Resilient Food System.

More info...
For more information, contact Shannon Norris at 575-590-0030.
Jan 15Feb 19
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Tucumcari
Eastern NM Annies Project

The Eastern NM Annie's Project will be held Saturdays, Jan. 15 - Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 West Route 66 Blvd.

A national risk management program designed to empower women in agriculture. The six-week interactive course allows learning from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing, and the legal field.

Online registration available to pay with credit card or mailing a check. Early registration fee is $100 by Dec. 15; $125 afterwards. A networking lunch is included each week with the registration fee.

More info...
For more information, contact Susann Mikkelson at 575-461-0562.
Jan 24-28
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Online
4-H | Online Horse Bowl Tournament

The 4-H | Online Horse Bowl Tournament will be held Jan. 24 - 28, 7 to 10 p.m. MST, via Zoom.

Rules and supplementary information is available from your County 4-H Agent. Online registration will be done through the CES Office. Fee is $5/youth. Registration opens Dec. 1. Deadline: Jan. 10.

More info...
For more information, contact Jason Turner at 575-646-1242.
Jan 25-26
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Online
PSA Grower Training

The PSA (Produce Safety Alliance) Grower Training will be held Jan. 25 - 26, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days, via Zoom.

Online registration available! Pay with credit card or P-Card only! Fee is $45: NM residents or $90: Out-of-State residents. Deadline: Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. Registration is limited, register today!

More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.
Jan 26
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Ruidoso
NM Cotton Growers Conference

The NM Cotton Growers Conference will be held Jan. 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ruidoso Convention Center.

More details forthcoming!

More info...
For more information, contact John Idowu at 575-646-2571.
Jan 31Feb 1
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Las Cruces
New Mexico Chile Conference

The New Mexico Chile Conference will be held from Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 East University Avenue.

More info...
For more information, contact Chile Pepper Institute at 575-646-3028.

February 2022

Feb 12
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Portales
TexMex Horse Judging Clinic

The TexMex Horse Judging Clinic will be held Feb. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Roosevelt County Fairgrounds; 705 East Lime Street.

The Clinic will provide instruction for youth and coaches of all skill levels. Online registration available with the following fees: $45/youth and $10/adult. Registration opens Dec. 13. Deadline: Jan. 28.

More info...
For more information, contact Jason Turner at 575-646-1242.
Feb 22-23
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Online
PSA Grower Training

The PSA (Produce Safety Alliance) Grower Training will be held Feb. 22 - 23, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days, via Zoom.

Online registration available! Pay with credit card or P-Card only! Fee is $45: NM residents or $90: Out-of-State residents. Deadline: Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. Registration is limited, register today!

More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.

March 2022

Mar 29-30
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Online
PSA Grower Training

The PSA (Produce Safety Alliance) Grower Training will be held Mar. 29 - 30, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days, via Zoom.

Online registration available! Pay with credit card or P-Card only! Fee is $45: NM residents or $90: Out-of-State residents. Deadline: Mar. 18 at 5 p.m. Registration is limited, register today!

More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.

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.

December 2021

Dec 6Jan 7
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Online
Cancer Research Internship - Applications

The Cancer Research Internship - Applications for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are open for summer 2022 (undergraduate students only!). The intensive, nine-week internship, to be held June 13 - Aug. 12, 2022, is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for students interested in biomedical research.

Students must commit to the entire period in order to participate. Applications available online and due by Jan. 7. Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by Jan. 14. Sponsored in part by the Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research, supported by NCI grants U54CA132383 (NMSU) and U54CA132381 (Fred Hutch).

More info...
For more information, contact Kaitlin Briggs at 575-646-5104.
Dec 7-31
Map Icon for Online
Online
On Farm Readiness Review

The 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).

More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.
Dec 8Feb 23
Map Icon for Online
Online
Diabetes Program - Wednesdays

The Diabetes Program will be held Wednesdays, Dec. 8 - Feb. 23, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., via Zoom.

Are you at risk of diabetes? Enroll now for the National Diabetes Prevention Program by NMSU Extension. Join our lifestyle change program and decrease your risk for Type 2 diabetes. Take advantage of having a certified National DPP lifestyle coach guide you through an evidence-based program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More info...
For more information, contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034.
Dec 9Feb 24
Map Icon for Online
Online
Diabetes Program - Thursdays

The Diabetes Program will be held Thursdays, Dec. 9 - Feb. 24, 6 to 7 p.m., via Zoom.

Are you at risk of diabetes? Enroll now for the National Diabetes Prevention Program by NMSU Extension. Join our lifestyle change program and decrease your risk for Type 2 diabetes. Take advantage of having a certified National DPP lifestyle coach guide you through an evidence-based program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More info...
For more information, contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034.
Dec 9
Map Icon for Online
Online
WSARE Conference

The WSARE Conference will be held Dec. 9, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., via Zoom.

The conference is free and open to the public. There will be six informative presentations on various sustainable agricultural topics such as: irrigation efficiency in pecans; healthy soils; organic production and beneficial insects; how to start a vegetable garden; and how farms can participate within their communities.

More info...
For more information, contact Israel Joukhadar at 575-636-9634.
Dec 10
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Las Cruces
Sam Steel Graduation Ceremony

The Sam Steel Graduation Ceremony will be held Dec. 10, 3 p.m., Atkinson Recital Hall, 1075 North Horseshoe Street.

More info...
For more information, contact Janie Wagoner at 575-646-1807.
Dec 12
Map Icon for Clayton
Clayton
4-H | Aloha Banquet

The 4-H | Aloha Banquet will be held Dec. 12, 4 p.m., Clayton Civic Center.

You are invited to attend our 2021 Aloha Hawaiian Banquet. Dress for the occasion! We want to see your best Hawaiian outfits. Please join us to celebrate this year's accomplishments along with welcoming our new members and officer team!!

More info...
For more information, contact Talisha Valdez at 575-374-9361.
Dec 13Jan 31
Map Icon for Online
Online
Essentials of Customer Service Certificate Course

The Essentials of Customer Service Certificate Course will be held Dec. 13 - Jan. 31, via NMSU On-Demand.

The 12 week program is for anyone from high school age on up who wants to work in any type of customer service job. Restart New Mexico is paying the fees for the first 25 NM residents that register. Two other certificate programs will be available February 2022.

More info...
For more information, contact Jean Hertzman at 575-646-4786.
Dec 14
Map Icon for Tucumcari
Tucumcari
Lets Get Cooking! Hybrid

The last Lets Get Cooking! Hybrid class will be held Dec. 14, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., in-person or online.

Online registration available with credit card or check payment options. Fee is $10 per class or $40 for the Bundle Option when you choose all classes.

More info...
For more information, contact Susann Mikkelson at 575-461-0562.
Dec 14-17
Map Icon for Albuquerque
Albuquerque
Joint Stockmen’s Convention

The Joint Stockmen’s Convention will be held Dec. 14 - 16 at the Hotel Albuquerque.

More details forthcoming!

More info...
For more information, contact Craig Gifford at 575-646-6482.
Dec 15
Map Icon for Online
Online
Season Production Workshop Series

The second session of the Season Production Workshop Series will be held Dec. 15, 6 to 8 p.m., via Zoom.

Details forthcoming. Contact IRD (Indian Resources Development) at ird@nmsu.edu for the Zoom link. The series consists of 6 online sessions.

More info...
For more information, contact Indian Resources Development at 575-646-1347.
Dec 15
Map Icon for Online
Online
Ready, Set, Grow! Webinar Series

The last of the Ready, Set, Grow! Webinar Series will be held Dec. 15, 3 pm, via Zoom.

Join the series to learn more about various gardening-related topics. Presenters will include County and State Extension Specialists with experience in horticulture, insects, and food.

More info...
For more information, contact Marisa Thompson at 505-865-7340.
Dec 29
Map Icon for Online
Online
NMSU Fit Families/Familias En Forma Program (Spanish)

The NMSU Fit Families/Familias En Forma Program (Spanish) will be held Dec. 29, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., via Zoom.

Offered in Spanish, the program is free for families with kids between 5 - 12 years of age. The sessions are geared toward family health and wellness, with a focus in positive mental health. Brought to you by NMSU Extension and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico.

More info...
For more information, contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034.

January 2022

Jan 5-7
Map Icon for Las Cruces
Las Cruces
CES In-Service

The CES In-Service will be held Jan. 5 - 7, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., NMSU Las Cruces Campus, 940 College Drive, Gerald Thomas Hall Auditorium, Room 194.

Come join us for an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and subject matter training.

More info...
For more information, contact Hilda Nevarez at 575-646-3015.
Jan 10-13
Map Icon for Las Cruces
Las Cruces
Capitals Summit

The Capitals Summit will be held Jan. 10 – 13, NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

For more information or to request attendance to the Capitals Summit, please submit the the inquiry form. Full event title: Appreciative Inquiry and Community Capitals Summit: Creating a Shared Vision of a Resilient Food System.

More info...
For more information, contact Shannon Norris at 575-590-0030.
Jan 15Feb 19
Map Icon for Tucumcari
Tucumcari
Eastern NM Annies Project

The Eastern NM Annie's Project will be held Saturdays, Jan. 15 - Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 West Route 66 Blvd.

A national risk management program designed to empower women in agriculture. The six-week interactive course allows learning from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing, and the legal field.

Online registration available to pay with credit card or mailing a check. Early registration fee is $100 by Dec. 15; $125 afterwards. A networking lunch is included each week with the registration fee.

More info...
For more information, contact Susann Mikkelson at 575-461-0562.
Jan 24-28
Map Icon for Online
Online
4-H | Online Horse Bowl Tournament

The 4-H | Online Horse Bowl Tournament will be held Jan. 24 - 28, 7 to 10 p.m. MST, via Zoom.

Rules and supplementary information is available from your County 4-H Agent. Online registration will be done through the CES Office. Fee is $5/youth. Registration opens Dec. 1. Deadline: Jan. 10.

More info...
For more information, contact Jason Turner at 575-646-1242.
Jan 25-26
Map Icon for Online
Online
PSA Grower Training

The PSA (Produce Safety Alliance) Grower Training will be held Jan. 25 - 26, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days, via Zoom.

Online registration available! Pay with credit card or P-Card only! Fee is $45: NM residents or $90: Out-of-State residents. Deadline: Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. Registration is limited, register today!

More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.
Jan 26
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Ruidoso
NM Cotton Growers Conference

The NM Cotton Growers Conference will be held Jan. 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ruidoso Convention Center.

More details forthcoming!

More info...
For more information, contact John Idowu at 575-646-2571.
Jan 31Feb 1
Map Icon for Las Cruces
Las Cruces
New Mexico Chile Conference

The New Mexico Chile Conference will be held from Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 East University Avenue.

More info...
For more information, contact Chile Pepper Institute at 575-646-3028.

February 2022

Feb 12
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Portales
TexMex Horse Judging Clinic

The TexMex Horse Judging Clinic will be held Feb. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Roosevelt County Fairgrounds; 705 East Lime Street.

The Clinic will provide instruction for youth and coaches of all skill levels. Online registration available with the following fees: $45/youth and $10/adult. Registration opens Dec. 13. Deadline: Jan. 28.

More info...
For more information, contact Jason Turner at 575-646-1242.
Feb 22-23
Map Icon for Online
Online
PSA Grower Training

The PSA (Produce Safety Alliance) Grower Training will be held Feb. 22 - 23, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days, via Zoom.

Online registration available! Pay with credit card or P-Card only! Fee is $45: NM residents or $90: Out-of-State residents. Deadline: Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. Registration is limited, register today!

More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.

March 2022

Mar 29-30
Map Icon for Online
Online
PSA Grower Training

The PSA (Produce Safety Alliance) Grower Training will be held Mar. 29 - 30, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days, via Zoom.

Online registration available! Pay with credit card or P-Card only! Fee is $45: NM residents or $90: Out-of-State residents. Deadline: Mar. 18 at 5 p.m. Registration is limited, register today!

More info...
For more information, contact Janet Witte at 575-646-5949.