May 5, 2017

Image of Ranch Day

Extension Plant Sciences

  • "Ranch Days" were held on April 25-26 at the McKeen Ranch just north of Glenwood. Since 1998 local ranchers, Hugh B. and Margie McKeen have hosted this agricultural outreach event for regional youth, inviting home-schools and classes from Animas, Silver City, Quemado, and other communities in this three county area. Various presenters demonstrated different skills and discussed ranching, farming, and basic survival on the land. Drs. Carol Sutherland and Leslie Beck, Extension Plant Sciences Department, brought displays and gave brief presentations on insects and weeds to 480 attendees. Dean Rolando Flores and associate dean for the Cooperative Extension Service, Jon Boren, attended the event and viewed all of the exhibits.

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Invited Speaker, Esther Devall, department head, was the keynote speaker for the 2nd annual 1888 Society spring luncheon on April 28. The 1888 Society recognizes individuals who have included NMSU in their estate plans. She spoke about her 26-year career at NMSU and why she gives to support students and programs.
Image of Cassandra Sutherland and Jesus De La Cruz presenting their research on the jujube fruit

Extension Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Student research presentation - Cassandra Sutherland and Jesus De La Cruz presented their research on the jujube fruit at the NMSU Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium on April 28. The students worked under the direction of Dr. Nancy Flores, Extension Food Technology Specialist and current Steinman Chair in Food Science.