Distinguished County Extension Agent

Nomination Deadline:
March 1

Distinguished County agents:

  1. Represent their profession with dignity, humility, and concern for their clientele.
  2. Represent their county, state, profession and NMSU in a manner that brings credit to these institutions.
  3. Are held in high esteem by their clients as mentors and educators.
  4. Have considerable knowledge of a large number of topics.
  5. Enjoy working with and serving a diverse client base and are respectful of different viewpoints.

Any client, alumnus, student, or employee of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences may nominate an individual by submitting a letter or email describing the performance and qualities of the nominee warranting the award. Supporting evidence and letters of support (no more than three) may be included.

Submission options:
Nomination may be submitted by email or paper, but only supporting documents included in the original nomination will be considered.

Typed nomination letters may be sent to ypalma@nmsu.edu.


Mail letters of nomination to:
Awards Committee c / o
Dean, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3AG
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

On-campus address:


  • 2019 Brenda Bishop
  • 2018 Shannon Wooton
  • 2017 Leigh Ann Marez
  • 2016 Cindy Davies
  • 2015 Karim Martinez
  • 2014 Blair Clavel
  • 2013 Kathy Landers
  • 2012 Patrick Torres