Cooperative Extension Service Valencia County
Provides the people of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.
We specialize in:
- Nutrition & Diabetes Education
- Small-Scale Mixed Vegetable Production
- Forage Production
- Emergency Preparedness & Food Safety
Please feel free to reach out to us at anytime with any questions, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (we do close for lunch daily and observe all county holidays).
Crop Considerations for Reduced Water Situations in the Middle Rio Grande Region for 2021
Please see the attached information regarding water shortage recommendations
Make Your Ranching Voice Heard!
Here is your chance to have a voice and help guide programs to be more effective for conservation and ranchers in your area! See attached flyer for survey link
Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training via Zoom
Tuesday, October 26 & Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:00 am - 12:30 pm NM Residents $45 | Non NM Residents $90 Registration Required | See Attached Flyer for More Information
2021 NMSU Agricultural Science Center Field Days
Corona Range & Livestock Research Center Date TBD Time TBD 8 miles East of Corona, NM on County Road CO2O-#4 University Road For more information: 575-849-1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Video: ICAN Lesson, Portion Control Part 1 of 3Christine our ICAN Educator informs us on better food choices and calorie consumption in 1 of 3 videos we will be featuring!
Video: ICAN Lesson, Portion Control Part 2 of 3Christine our ICAN Educator informs us on better food recommendations regarding portion control in part 2 of this 3 part series!
Video: ICAN Lesson, Portion Control Part 3 of 3Christine our ICAN Educator informs us on better food recommendations regarding portion control in part 3 of this 3 part series of videos. This lesson is entitled: "Chop once and eat twice or thrice!"
ICAN Pasta Recipe
Try this easy, delicious homemade Pasta Sauce recipe that is low in calories and sugars! This recipe is being shared as part of the first video in a three part series of videos by our Valencia County CES ICAN Program Nutrition Educator, Christine Carter, on Portion Control!
Video: Better BudgetChristine, our ICAN Educator, informs us of how to better your budget!
ICAN Fruit Smoothie Recipe in English & Spanish
Enjoy this refreshing and healthy recipe for Fruit Smoothies provided in English & Spanish by our ICAN (Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition) Program!
Video: Better Beverage ChoicesVideo presented by Christine Carter, Valencia County ICAN Nutrition Educator
Video: Valencia County Health AmbassadorsAnne-Marie and our County Health Ambassadors share tips on health!
Video: The Great Outdoors, Valencia County Health AmbassadorsMore healthy tips from our Valencia County Health Ambassadors! Video and information provided by Valencia County Health Ambassadors: Jordan J. & Dariya M. For more on this program follow them on Instagram: @valencia_4h_healthambassadors
Video: How to Make Butter!Anne-Marie shows us how to make butter at home! A convenient and fun quarantine project!
Video: Family Emergency PreparednessAnne-Marie Wilson, Valencia County FCS Agent, shares some important information on Family Emergency Preparedness!
Planning Your Own Disaster Supply Kit
Handout on Planning Your Own Disaster Supply Kit!
Make a Disaster Supply Kit
Handout on how to make a Disaster Supply Kit!
Video: Drink Your Water!Anne-Marie Wilson, Valencia County FCS Agent shares some tips on drinking water in this informative video!
Drink Your Water!
Information and recipes!
Video: Let's Wash Our Hands!Anne-Marie Wilson, Valencia County FCS Agent, shares information on hand washing in this interesting video!
Hand Washing Word Search
A fun activity related to Hand Washing!
Sink Those Germs!
A fun activity related to Hand Washing!
Recipes of the Week
RecipesHere you will find all previously shared recipes!
Ice Cream in a Bag!
🍀It’s getting HOT outside! Cool off with ice cream in a bag!🍀
Cloud Dough Slime!
This one is super simple! Just corn starch and conditioner! You can make different consistencies if you play around with the amounts of each!
Today's Weather Report!
What type of weather are you having? Here is a fun activity sheet! Here is a link to the world of weather: The world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
4-H Scavenger Hunt
A simple way to keep the kids busy and get some (safe) fresh air!
Salt Dough Egg Ornaments!
An easy activity to do with the kids at home!
This slime is a fun learning activity in that the oobleck is a solid and liquid at the same time!
Grow Your Own Bean Plant!
Let’s grow beans in our windows at home! This is how you can grow plants, quarantine style!
Video: Slime!Ingredients: 1/2 cup white or clear school glue 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup liquid starch Glitter, toys, food coloring as desired Directions: Pour glue and water into a bowl and mix well. Add glitter, toys, food coloring and mix. Add liquid starch. Start stirring with a spoon. It will eventually form a ball. Let rest for 30 seconds. Play away! 🍀
Scented Play Dough!
This recipe is easy and worked very well., you use half of everything for a “smaller” portion, but this makes a lot of fun play dough! Playdough Recipe: Combine 3 cups flour1.5 cup salt 6 tablespoons baby oil 3 teaspoons cream of tarter in a bowl Mix thoroughly, then add 3 cups of water. Once combined, put in saucepan at medium heat and stir constantly. This should start to turn into a “mashed potato” consistency. When hot, add food coloring of choice. I did green for 4H🍀. Stir until everything lumps together then remove from heat (don’t over cook!). Put on cutting board (CAUTION it can be hot) and knead while warm. Cut into fun shapes and store in a ziplock baggie or container! (Recipe from Sarah Joy Blog)
English & Spanish
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Valencia County Extension Service
404 Courthouse Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031