February 16, 2018
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
- Faculty and graduate students attended the National Cattlemen's Beef Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, to promote the programs at ACES. There were 7,000 attendees at the conference and NMSU representatives were able to visit with producers, build research collaborations, and recruit undergraduate and graduate students.
Animal and Range Sciences (ANRS)
- Congratulations NMSU Range Club for placing 3rd in the Student Chapter Display Competition! Your booth was seen by over 700 people attending the Society for Range Management and gave great exposure to NMSU, the ANRS department, and our great state of New Mexico. We are proud of you!
School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (SHRTM)
- SHRTM held its first Guest Chef Artist Dinner featuring Chef Andres Padilla. A HRTM alumni from 2003, Chef Padilla is the Chef de Cuisine of Topolobampo Restaurant in Chicago, part of Rick Bayless' Frontera Restaurant Group, which won the 2017 James Beard Outstanding Restaurant Award. Over 100 guests enjoyed a five course meal of Tuna Aguachile, Tamal Colado with Roasted Oyster Mushrooms and Green Chile, Swordfish - Pecan Pipian, Carne Asada Mole Negro, and Mesquite Bean Chocolate Cake. Each course was paired with fine wines, with the guest favorite being Montes Purple Angel Carmenere from Chile. The event was a fundraiser for the HRTM Student Travel and Alumni Endowed Scholarship Funds. While final expenses are still being paid, the event ticket sales were over $10,000 and over $4,000 was raised from the silent auction.
Agricultural and Extension Education (AXED)
- FFA members showed off why they believe in the future of agriculture during the District VI FFA Leadership Development Contest hosted by the AXED department. The FFA is a student organization associated with middle and high school agriculture education classes. Over 50 FFA members from southwestern New Mexico competed in FFA creed speaking, prepared public speaking, extemporaneous public speaking, employment skills, and FFA quiz contests. Several AXED faculty and students throughout the college of ACES pitched in to help judge events and work to talk with FFA members about being a student at NMSU. This event allowed potential students to have positive interactions with faculty and students, while developing their talents in various leadership areas.