August 22, 2014

Media Productions/Ag Communications

  • NMSU Media Productions has created an app to help 4-Hers better organize their market livestock project on their iPhones or iPads. With 4-H Livestock Record, users can create profiles (with photos) for livestock project animals and can track participation in events, meetings, shows and contests. They can also record and monitor animal weight, feed and health information, monitor project income, expenses and assets, and generate financial statements. These reports can be exported for further analysis in spreadsheets and graphs. The app is freely available from iTunes 4-H Livestock Record.

Agricultural and Extension Education

  • Samantha Fisher, an agricultural education major, has been selected for the Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). The $750 scholarship is awarded to upper level agricultural education majors to help offset expenses during their student teaching experience. Samantha was selected based on her academic performance as well as on leadership and service activities. The funding for the NAAE Upper Division Scholarship program comes from National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning and donations by NAAE members. NAAE is the professional organization in the United States for agricultural educators. It provides its' nearly 8,000 members with professional networking and development opportunities, professional liability coverage, and extensive awards and recognition programs. The mission of NAAE is "professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service."

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Crimson Creations by ACES grand opening took place on August 20. The student-run store, managed by instructor Whitney Biel, brings together three classes and student groups who will sell their products in the store. Store hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in the lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall. It is open to the public as well as NMSU community. Student-made gelato, sorbet, brownie and corn bread mixes, fresh produce and floral arrangements will be featured. Prices for gelato and sorbet: $2 for a small scoop, $4 for medium, $6 large, pints $7-9, half gallons $25-30; cornbread and brownie mixes: $7.75; flowers: $7-13.50; succulents: $6, produce prices will vary. Please see ACES in the Hole Foods article.

Cooperative Extension Service

  • Sierra County Extension partnered with 4-H Leaders and their local FFA instructor to provide an intense one day Livestock School for area sheep and goat exhibitors. The communities' local organizations sponsored awards for the school. It was a fun, informative, and successful event.