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Below is a list of events sponsored by the College or of interest to our clientele. Events are tracked all over the state; the maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place. If you would like to filter your results to a particular county, visit the county calendar listing.

March 2015

Mar 18Apr 8

Bernalillo
Kitchen Creations
Diabetic Cooking Classes
For more information, contact Nicole Lujan at 505-867-2582.

April 2015

Apr 2

Albuquerque
Improving Desert Garden Soils
Desert soil challenges any gardener. Learn how to work with your desert garden soil to improve structure and fertility. The class is sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE, 9:30 to 11:30 am. To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Apr 4

Gallup
Kids Day at Ford Canyon Park
Kids Day at Ford Canyon Park will include a variety of activities for youth to participant in.
For more information, contact Elena Bowers at 505-863-3432.
Apr 4

Albuquerque
Composting With Worms
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting with worms.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Apr 6

Whittington Center, Raton, NM
Registration due for State Shooting Contest - Quay County
April 6 is the deadline to register at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service office for the State Shooting Content.
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 6

Tucumcari
Quay County Fair Board Meeting
The Quay County Fair Board meeting will be held April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service office.
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 7

Tucumcari
4-H County Council Meeting
The 4-H County Council meeting will be held April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service office.
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 7-8

Socorro
Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training
This two day workshop will feature practical considerations, behavioral understanding, specialty equipment, techniques, methodologies and tactics behind the safe extrication of a live large animal from entrapment's such as trailer wrecks, ditches, mud and barn fires in local emergencies and disaster areas.

The workshop is free and those interested must register at preparingnewmexico.org by March 30 since limited spaces are available. More info...

For more information, contact Jessica Smith at 575-835-0610.
Apr 10

Tucumcari
4-H Science Time
Join the science team while we investigate area. We will make area robots and work on grids with other designs! There will be review over what we learned about bones from last month, plus a tasty experiment or two. the workshop will be from 10:00-12:00 at the Extension Office.

Please call 575-461-0562 to confirm your spot.

For more information, contact Joyce Runyan at 575-461-0562.
Apr 10

Tucumari
4-H Sewing I Workshop
Learn about the sewing machines, equipment needed for sewing projects, project requirements, and fabric selection.

Participants will learn how to use a sewing machine by sewing a project to take home. Fabric will be provided, however, if you have a portable sewing machine, please bring it.

The workshop will be from 1-4 p.m. at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service Office, Tucumcari.

For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 10

Farmington
Grant Writing Workshop - New Mexico Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
This Workshop focuses on effective grant writing strategies for USDA Agricultural Marketing Serve (AMS) programs such as Farmers' Market Promotional Programs and the Local Food Promotional programs.
NMSU's Community Resources & Economic Development Specialist, Michael Patrick, will conduct the workshop.
Topics will include:
  • Grant writing overview
  • Developing Your Idea
  • Preparing your Proposal
  • Preparing the Application

Register now!

These workshops are funded by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service and facilitated by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The project is coordinated by the USDA-NIFA Regional Rural Development Centers.

For more information, contact Bonnie Hopkins at 505-334-9496.
Apr 10

Taos
Land Tax Status Session at Taos Agricultural Resource Fair
An agricultural resource fair to help Taos County landowners who are, or will be, affected by the recent loss of agricultural land tax status will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the Juan I. Gonzales Memorial Agricultural Center, 202 Chamisa Road, in Taos. More info...
For more information, contact Tony Valdez at 575-758-3982.
Apr 11

Tucumcari
"Become the Best Babysitter" Workshop
Time of workshop is 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration fee is $10.00. Lunch will be provided. Class size limited to 24 youth, grades 6th-9th. During the Workshop you will receive: babysitter bag, handbook, toys for bag, first aid kit and recipe book. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

Send registration form (found on our website) and payment to the quay Extension Service at P.O. Drawer B, Tucumcari, NM 88401. Make checks payable to Quay County Extension Service prior to April 5, 2015. More info...

For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 11

Santa Fe
4-Sandoval Livestock Sale
Quality Show Animals for FFA and 4-H members.
For more information, contact Steve Lucero at 505-867-2582.
Apr 14

Alcalde
Jujube and Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
Shengrui Yao, NMSU Extension fruit specialist and researcher, will hold a free workshop, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde, to discuss the growing habits of jujube trees followed by a short grafting presentation at hands-on session. The program will include a jujube tree pruning demonstration in the orchard.

The jujube growing habits and pruning session are for growers who have jujube trees or have an interest in growing them.

Register Now!

For more information, contact Shengrui Yao at 505-853-4241.
Apr 14

Albuquerque
Home Composting Basics
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Barelas Senior Center, 714 7th Street SW, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. To register call 505-764-6436 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Apr 15

Church Rock
Water Awareness Day
Quality learning, helping children learn the importance of water and energy conservation while having fun in an interactive festival atmosphere.

Water Awareness Day is sponsored by the City of Gallup. Elena Bowers, Home Economist and Jesse Jim, 4-H Agent, will conduct the workshop which is designed for 4th and 5th graders.

The workshop will be held April 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at Red Rock Convention Center Frontage Road, Church Rock, NM More info...

For more information, contact Elena Bowers at 505-863-3432.
Apr 16

Yah-Ta-Hey
Obesity and Overweight Prevention - Chee Dodge Elementary School
Elena Bowers, NMSU McKinley Extension Home Economist, will conduct an Obesity and Overweight Prevention nutrition education class April 16 from 3-5 p.m. at Chee Dodge Elementary School 641 US North 491 Yah-Ta-Hey, NM.

The participants will prepare a quick and easy snack at the end of the class. More info...

For more information, contact Elena Bowers at 505-863-3432.
Apr 17

Gallup
Healthy Desserts
The Healthy Desserts nutrition class will be held April 17 at Ford Canyon Senior, 908 E. Buena Vista Ave, Gallup NM, from 10am to noon.

Each participant will learn how to prepare a healthy dessert. he workshop will be conducted by Elena Bowers, NMSU McKinley Extension Home Economist. More info...

For more information, contact Elena Bowers at 505-863-3432.
Apr 17

Crownpoint
Obesity and Overweight Prevention
Nutrition Class to be held at Office Of Dine Youth. Participants will prepare a healthy snack before the class is over.

Class will be held at Office of Dine Youth in Crownpoint, NM from 3-6 p.m. More info...

For more information, contact Elena Bowers at 505-863-3432.
Apr 17

Tucumcari
Cloverbud Workshop - Nature's Treasures
Learn to be responsible for our environment!

Workshop participants will work on items from Nature's Treasures project book including a mobile and bird feeder. The Nature's Treasure Workshop will be help April 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service Office, Tucumcari. More info...

For more information, contact Joyce Runyan at 575-461-0562.
Apr 18

Rio Rancho
Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting)
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting with worms.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree Road SE, Rio Rancho, 10:00 to 11:00 am. To register call 505-891-5012 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Apr 18

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Horse Expo & Sale
The Horse Expo and Sale will feature an open house, seminars, horsemanship clinics, and presentations. The Expo be held from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm with lunch to be provided by Horse and Hound and Purina.

The sale preview starts at 1pm and the sale starts at 2:30pm.

Location: NMSU Horse Center, 400 W. Union, Mesilla Park, NM More info...

For more information, contact Joby Priest, Horse Manager at (575)646-1345.
Apr 18

Tucumari
Women On Target
Instruction Shooting Clinic for women will be held on April 18, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Logan, NM. There will be an orientation and shooting instruction. The group will meet at the Logan Gun Club for Rifle and Pistol instruction.

After lunch there will be shotgun instruction. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Space is limited to 30 women. You must be 18 to participate. Cost for the Clinic is $20.00 per person which includes firearms, targets, ammunition and lunch.

Registration deadline is April 10, 2015. Registration forms are available at the Extension Office and on the Extension webpage at http://quayextension.nmsu.edu More info...

For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 21

Roswell
Grant Writing Workshop - New Mexico Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
This free workshop focuses on effective grant writing strategies for USDA Agricultural Marketing Serve (AMS) programs such as Farmers' Market Promotional Programs and the Local Food Promotional programs.
NMSU's Community Resources & Economic Development Specialist, Michael Patrick, will conduct the workshop.

Topics will include:

  • Grant writing overview
  • Developing Your Idea
  • Preparing your Proposal
  • Preparing the Application

Register now!

These workshops are funded by the USDs Agricultural Marketing Service and facilitated by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The project is coordinated by the USDA-NIFA Regional Rural Development Centers.

For more information, contact Sandra Barraza at 575-622-3210.
Apr 23

Gallup
Obesity and Overweight Prevention Training- Gallup Head Start
Elena Bowers. NMSU McKinley Extension Home Economist, will be conducting an Obesity and Overweight Prevention training for both adults and youth at the Gallup Head Start office.
For more information, contact Elena Bowers at 505-863-3432.
Apr 24

Tucumcari
4-H Baking Workshop
Did you take baking this year? The Quay County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a Baking Basics workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quay County CES office, Tucumcari.

During this workshop you will have fun while learning the keys to baking success. The best part of the workshop is that we get to taste what we create.

Please RSVP so we will have enough ingredients for everyone.

For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Apr 24-26

Torreon
Youth Get-Away
Youth Get-Away is an event for Novice and Junior members held at Inlow Baptist Camp located west of Torreon, NM. Youth will have the opportunity during the weekend to enjoy workshops on various projects, leadership and teamwork. More info...
Apr 25

Los Alamos
Dairy Goat Showmanship Class
Los Alamos Team 4-H will be hosting a Dairy Goat Showmanship Class April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The class is open to youth and adults.

Topics cover will be: Showmanship in the Arena, Grooming, Exhibitor appearance. We will also plan to have a quiz bowl. We have a $10 charge to participate that will be used to buy prizes for the dairy goat quiz and a gift for our instructor. If money is an issue, let me know so we can waive the fee. Information and rules about the indoor arena

See "More info" for detailed information on the event and directions to the arena.

More info...
For more information, contact Helen Idzorek at 505-662-2656.
Apr 25

Las Cruces, New Mexico
NMSU Bull Sale
32nd Annual Cattle Sale will be held Saturday April 25, 2015.

The bulls were transported to campus and then the performance test started on December 19th. There will be approximately 40 bulls offered for sale this year representing the Angus, Brangus and Brahman breeds.

These bulls come from cattle that have been in this desert for many generations. Also, they are managed exactly like your range cattle and are backed by many generations of performance records. No females will be offered due to the extensive culling of cows that took place over the past couple of years as a result of the drought.

Location: 400 W Union Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005 More info...

For more information, contact Neil Burcham at 575-646-230.
Apr 28

Peralta
Healthy Cuisine Cooking Class - One Dish Meals
The Healthy Cuisine Cooking Class is a hands on healthy cooking program with an emphasis on lowering sugar, salt & fat.

The Class will be help at Peralta Methodist Church (25 Wesley RD/Peralta, NM) from 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is required. Please register by April 23 by calling the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service office at (505) 565-3002.

A $10 participation fee covers recipe book, cost of supplies, and lunch. More info...

For more information, contact Laura Bittner at (505) 565-3002.
Apr 29

Corona
SWCRS Beyond the Roundtable: Solar Water Pumping & Off-Grid Lighting
This event will require prior registration (free of charge) and it is limited to the first 45 to register. The 1st session of a six part Symposium Series hosted at the Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability.

This will be an excellent session with great information presented on the basics of solar energy, solar water pumping, off-grid lighting, and tools available through the NMSU Engineering NM Resources Network and the Cooperative Extension Service. Symposiums to follow will be on Animal Health, Brush and Weed Control, Ruminant Nutrition in two parts and Range Management. More info...

For more information, contact Shad Cox at 575-849-1015.

May 2015

May 2

Albuquerque
Home Composting Basics
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, 1:30 to 3:00 pm. To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
May 9

Albuquerque
Home Composting Basics
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 1:00 to 2:30 pm. To register send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. (Connie, this was posted by Wynette Richards, wynrich@gmail.com, 505-255-5226.) More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
May 12-14

Albuquerque
New Mexico Indian Livestock Days
New Mexico Indian Livestock Days is a grassroots program driven by clientele needs and interest.

The planning committee is made up of Extension Agents which service the Native American population, tribal members of the various tribes in New Mexico, and NMSU CES State Specialists. More info...

For more information, contact Kathy Landers at 505-863-3432.
May 13

Las Cruces
Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only
This certification course will be presented at NMSU in Las Cruces, NM for managers and supervisors of food processing operations.

This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both FDA and USDA regulation for Acidified Foods Only and is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production.

Please see web site and brochure for information on cost, agenda and other details. More info...

For more information, contact Gloria Hernandez at 575 646-2198.
May 18Jun 26

Clovis, New Mexico
US Dairy Education & Training Consortium
The U.S. Dairy Education & Training Consortium (USDETC) formerly known as the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium is a multi-university organization established in 2008 to meet the educational and training needs of the rapidly expanding dairy industry in the U.S.

The program is a unique partnership in collaboration and a pillar of U.S. dairy sustainability between academia, allied industries and dairy producers. More info...

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Hagevoort at (575) 985-2292.
May 23

Albuquerque
Home Composting Basics
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE, 9:30 to 11:30 am. To register call 505-256-2000 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
May 30

Albuquerque, NM
Composting Comprehensive Workshop

Workshop Schedule

  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Home Composting Basics and Soil Amending
  • 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting)
  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Bucket Composting With the Bokashi Method

The workshop will be held at the Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul Ext Blvd. NW, Albuquerque. The entrance is on Indian School (The Extension Service property is surrounded by a chain link fence ). Parking is free.

Register for one, two, or all three classes by emailing register@nmcomposters.org or call 505-929-0414. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org at 505-255-5226.
May 31Jun 5

Jemez Springs, NM
NM Youth Ranch Management Camp
NM Youth Ranch Management Camp is designed for 15-19 year old New Mexico youth and is limited in the number of youth selected to participate in this prestigious camp.

Applications are evaluated by a select panel consisting of committee members, industry professionals and allied partners.

Thirty of the top applicants are invited to attend this unique, learning experience at the Valles Caldera.

May 1st deadline to apply online. More info...

For more information, contact Jack Blandford, Committee Chairman at 575-546-8806.

June 2015

Jun 3

Albuquerque
Home Composting Basics
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. To register call 505-888-8102 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Jun 8-11

Meadowlake
Free Meadowlake Summer Day Camp
This summer day camp focuses on building knowledge, self-esteem and creativity through hands on activities and interactions.

The Free day camp is designed for children and youth ages 4 through 17 and will be held at the Meadowlake Community Center, 10 Cuerro Lane, Meadowlake, NM, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. each day.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Please call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension service office at (505) 565-3002 to register. More info...

For more information, contact Laura Bittner at (505) 565-3002.
Jun 12-14

Albuquerque
NM State 4-H Dog School
The New Mexico State 4-H Dog School was designed to help youth and leaders become familiar with the 4- H Dog Project, the different events youth may participate in with their dogs and to promote Responsible Dog Ownership.

State 4-H Dog School is two and a half days of workshops and presentations to help develop leadership, selfreliance, sportsmanship, a greater understanding of their dog and citizenship responsibilities by working together to support community dog projects and activities. 4-H members between the ages of 9-19 may attend Dog School, along with leaders, agents and parents. More info...

Jun 12

Lovington
Upcycle Denim Workshop
Use old jeans or denim to create some great projects for your home or as gifts. Pre-registration is required. A supply list is available the time of sign up. More info...
For more information, contact Robin C. Mack Haynes at 575-396-2819.
Jun 15-17

Bernalillo
NW 4-H District Contest
"4-H Gold Rush" for novice and junior 4-H members in the Northwest District to compete in a variety of contests.
For more information, contact Nicole Lujan at 505-867-2582.
Jun 20

Albuquerque
Composting With Worms
The class, sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, will cover the art, science, materials, methods and benefits of home composting with worms.

The class is free and open to all. It will be held at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, 1:30 to 3:00 pm. To register call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org. Registration is required. More info...

For more information, contact info@nmcomposters.org.
Jun 23

Peralta
Healthy Cuisine Cooking Class - Fresh from the Garden
This hands on cooking class focusing on recipes lower in sugar, salt & fat will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Drive, Peralta, NM

Pre-registration is required by June 18. Please call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension service office at (505) 565-3002 to register. More info...

For more information, contact Laura Bittner at (505) 565-3002.

August 2015

Aug 6

Tucumcari
Tucumcari Field Day set
The Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari will hold its annual field day on the evening of August 6th.

Dean Catlett will make a presentation immediately before the catered dinner. After dinner a hay wagon tour will take place during which presentations will be made about ongoing research programs and other topics of interest. More info...

Aug 12-15

Tucumcari
Quay County Fair
This event has something for everyone. Animal to view and crafts to see. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575 461-0562.
Aug 29-30

LAs Cruces
2015 Ride for the 4-H Clover
SAVE THE DATE!
  • Friday, August 28, pre-tour party
  • Saturday, August 29, ride begins
  • Sunday, August 30, ride concludes
  • More info...
    For more information, contact Bea Garrett at 575-646-3015.

    September 2015

    Sep 11

    Lovington
    Knitted and Crochet Dish Clothes and Scrubbies
    Learn how to knit and crochet a dish clothe and matching scrubby. Pre registration is required. A supply list will be available when you sign up for the workshop. More info...
    For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes at 575-396-2819.
    Sep 19

    Lovington
    Christmas Craft Program
    The Extension Homemakers host their annual Christmas Program. The clubs will be demonstrating various Holiday Crafts and the extension office will show off some great holiday foods. Everyone will have a chance to work on one or more craft. Please call into the extension office for a supply list. More info...
    For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes at 575-396-2819.

    October 2015

    Oct 22-23

    Hobbs
    Lea County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day
    Local safety experts provide safety programs for the youth, teachers and parents to learn from. In two days, nearly 1400 youth, teachers and parents attend the event and learn safety topics like, gun safety, stranger danger, calling 9-1-1, chemical safety, pipeline safety, gas safety, food safety, water safety, bully prevention, first aid and drug awareness. More info...
    For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes or Wayne Cox at 575-396-2819.
    Oct 24

    Lovington
    Lea County Extension Homemakers Annual Meeting
    The Lea County Extension Homemakers will gather for their annual meeting and membership drive. Anyone is welcome to attend. Call into the extension office for more information. More info...
    For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes at 575-396-2819.