October 3, 2015

Top Agricultural Colleges

  • College Values Online recently published the names of the top 30 rated Agricultural Colleges in the Nation. NMSU College of ACES was ranked #6. We are very proud of our faculty, staff, and students for helping put us in the top 10! Please see the 30 Best Value Agriculture Colleges.

ACES Ambassadors

  • Recruitment: ACES' 30 ambassadors, in teams of 3, are in high gear with recruiting efforts this week. They are visiting high schools in New Mexico, California, and Arizona sharing all the cool things NMSU has to offer.

  • Providing Assistance: The Ambassadors were at the NM State Fair last week; they will be at the Southern New Mexico Fair this week and the Eastern NM fair next week. They assist the livestock board with showing of animals and any other events that the Livestock Board needs them for. These students also represent ACES and help with recruiting efforts for NMSU during fair season.

Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology

  • ACES Wildlife Museum Education Booth: Over 1,500 people stopped by the ACES Wildlife Museum educational booth set up at the Las Cruces Farmer's Market on Saturday, September 26, for National Hunting and Fishing Day. National Hunting and Fishing Day was established by a resolution of the US Congress in 1972 to "urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations." Our booth helped focus attention on the importance of hunting and fishing in restoring populations of fish and wildlife for the use and enjoyment by all Americans. Jennifer Frey, Museum Curator, and three students ran the booth at the Farmer's Market.