What Is the Agricultural Experiment Station?
NMSU's Agricultural Experiment Station is the principal research unit of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. All research faculty in the college have appointments in the Agricultural Experiment Station. The Agricultural Experiment Station is not a physical site, but rather a system of scientists who work on facilities on the main campus in Las Cruces and at 12 agricultural science and research centers located throughout the state. The Agricultural Experiment Station system also interacts with other university research units and various state and federal agencies to provide opportunities for research that will benefit the citizens of New Mexico.
What Is the Mission of the Agricultural Experiment Station System?
The Agricultural Experiment Station system supports fundamental and applied science and technology research to benefit New Mexico's citizens in the economic, social, and cultural aspects of agriculture, natural resources management and family issues.
Where Is the Agricultural Experiment Station System Located?
The Agricultural Experiment Station system consists of scientists on the main campus of New Mexico State University and at agricultural science centers throughout New Mexico. The Off-Campus Science Centers are located near Alcalde, Artesia, Clayton, Clovis, Corona, Farmington, Las Cruces, Los Lunas, Mora and Tucumcari.
Why Are Agricultural Science Centers Located Throughout New Mexico?
The off-campus centers support fundamental and applied research under New Mexico's varied environmental conditions to meet the agricultural and natural resource management needs of communities in every part of the state.
How Are the Agricultural Science Centers Related to the Agricultural Experiment Station System?
All off-campus agricultural science center scientists are faculty members in either the Plant and Environmental Sciences department, Animal and Range Sciences department, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science department, or Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business department.
How Are Research Problems Identified?
The agricultural science centers have advisory boards consisting of local farmers or ranchers, business people and interested citizens who identify problems and other issues needing research.