NMSU: ACES Calendar of Events
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Calendar of Events

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.

2014 County Fair Schedule.

August 2014

Aug 14Sep 25

Los Lunas
Thursdays are "Bug Nights" at Los Lunas science center
Have you been wondering about that strange looking bug in your garden? Find out what it is, whether it's a friend or foe, and how to control it if necessary during the "Bug Nights" walking tours at New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas, 1036 Miller Road.

Tess Grasswitz, NMSU's urban/small farm integrated pest management specialist, and Newt McCarty, Valencia County Extension agricultural agent, will host four Bug Nights on Thursdays, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 11 and Sept. 25. The free classes will start at 6 p.m. and conclude at approximately 7:30 p.m.

There is no charge for attending these events, but pre-registration would be appreciated. To register, call 505-865-7340 at least 24 hours before each class. Remember to wear appropriate clothing, and bring water to drink.

For more information, contact Tess Grasswitz at 505-865-7340.

September 2014

Sep 17-18

Las Cruces
AGGIES GO GLOBAL and UBELONG Global opportunities for students
AGGIES GO GLOBAL is sponsoring two sessions to provide information about international community service/volunteer global opportunities sponsored by UBELONG and the India Expedition planned to take place during the Spring Break in March, 2015. Dr Raul Roman, Co-Founder of UBELONG and Dr. Gary Lowe, Coordinator of AGGIES GO GLOBAL will be available on:
  • Wednesday, September 17th, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in Gerald Thomas Hall room 297 to meet with students interested in learning more about global opportunities offered by UBELONG.
  • On Thursday, September 18th, 6:00 pm in the Conroy Honors Center (2745 S. Espina) there will be an information session for anyone interested in learning more about the INDIA EXPEDITION taking place in March, 2015.
For more information, contact Gary Lowe at 575-405-0425.
Sep 19

Las Cruces
Project Discovery to feature music, dance and hot chile
Save the date:

Everyone is invited to "Project Discovery: An evening of music, dance and the science behind the world's hottest chile pepper," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Atkinson Recital Hall.

Come take part in an exciting night of dancing, musical entertainment and a conversation with Paul Bosland, the world's foremost authority on chile peppers and director of NMSU's Chile Pepper Institute.

Also featuring the world's greatest salsa bar and an after-party on the Horseshoe. All proceeds will go toward student scholarships. More info...

Sep 24

Abiquiu
Organic farm walking tour series-Abiquiu
New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s Organic Program are presenting a series of four farm tours hosted by organic growers throughout New Mexico who produce a variety of crops.

The fourth farm tour will be Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Farside Farm in Mendanales, approximately 12 miles southeast of Abiquiu. More info...

For more information, contact Tessa Grasswitz at 505-865-7340.
Sep 24

Las Cruces
Flower Sale
Flower sales are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the front lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall. Proceeds from sales provide students travel funding to regional floral design competitions.
For more information, contact Sabine Green.

October 2014

Oct 1

Las Cruces
Flower Sale
Flower sales are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the front lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall. Proceeds from sales provide students travel funding to regional floral design competitions.
For more information, contact Sabine Green.
Oct 8

Las Cruces
Flower Sale
Flower sales are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the front lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall. Proceeds from sales provide students travel funding to regional floral design competitions.
For more information, contact Sabine Green.
Oct 11Nov 8

Albuquerque
Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters Fall 2014 Training
The next Master Composter Training is scheduled for Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, October 15 to November 8, 2014, at the Bernalillo County Extension Office in Albuquerque. The purpose of the training is to educate people to be expert composters who will then teach others how to compost. It is not necessary to be a resident of Bernalillo County to take the training. More info...
For more information, contact webmaster@nmcomposters.org.
Oct 15

Las Cruces
Flower Sale
Flower sales are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the front lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall. Proceeds from sales provide students travel funding to regional floral design competitions.
For more information, contact Sabine Green.
Oct 20-22

Las Cruces
Pecan Growers Short Course

Are you planting or buying your first pecan orchard? Or do you want to increase the yields, quality and profitability of the pecan orchards you already have? Come, let experts from NMSU and University of Arizona teach you all about pecan production in the West!

Registration for the three day course is $300 per participant. Registration includes Lectures, binder with lecture notes, 3 lunches, refreshments, and field trip transportation.

Online Registration

More info...
For more information, contact Mary Curtis at 646-1715.
Oct 22

Las Cruces
Flower Sale
Flower sales are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the front lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall. Proceeds from sales provide students travel funding to regional floral design competitions.
For more information, contact Sabine Green.
Oct 27-28

Las Cruces
Better Process Control School-Acidified Foods Only SPANISH Course
Food Techology Program at NMSU is presenting this 2-day certificatio course in SPANISH at Gerald Thomas Hall, Rm 330. This school satisfies the training requirements speicified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for Acidified Foods Only.

This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations . It is designed to provide additional and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production. More info...

For more information, contact Gloria Hernandez at 575 646-2198.
Oct 29

Las Cruces
Flower Sale
Flower sales are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the front lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall. Proceeds from sales provide students travel funding to regional floral design competitions.
For more information, contact Sabine Green.
Oct 29-30

Las Cruces
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) for New Mexico Food PRocessors (Spanish)
Workshop to be presented in "SPANISH". This 2-day workshop includes materials with limited seating available. Hands-on training to implement a HACCP program in food processing facilities for food processors including restaurant operators, dairy, juice and any suppliers, regulators wishing to understand the HACCP system in food processing facilities. More info...
For more information, contact Gloria Hernandez at 575 646-2198.

November 2014

Nov 20

Lincoln County
Minerals and Their Role in Ranch Sustainability to be held at SWCRS
SWCRS Beyond the Roundtable - Join us for the 1st Beyond the Roundtable event.

An in-depth discussion delving into the role minerals play in livestock production and supplementation needs in New Mexico.

In contrast to the Rancher's Roundtable, leading experts in mineral nutrition will present three one-hour presentations with a roundtable discussion to close the day.

Lunch will be provided and each participant will take home a bound proceedings with all information from the day, as well as, supplemental information deemed important by speakers and NM specialists.

Registration fee of $10 will be required at the door to defray cost of printed material. Limited to first 50 to register.

Register Now

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