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.

July 2014

Jul 19Aug 9

Torrance County | Fairground Clean Up
Please come out for Fairgound Clean Up 3 Saturdays to choose from:
  • July 19th
  • August 2nd
  • August 9th
More info...

August 2014

Aug 2

Los Lunas
NMSU, New Mexico Vine and Wine Society to host Central New Mexico Grape Day
The New Mexico Vine and Wine Society and New Mexico State University have teamed up for the 2014 Central New Mexico Grape Day, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Silver Crane Vineyards in Los Lunas, N.M.

The event will feature presentations focused on the small grape-grower. More info...

For more information, contact Bernd Maier at 575-646-5943.
Aug 4

Las Cruces
Crimson Creations By ACES soft opening
Gerald Thomas Hall Room 150

11 a.m to 4 p.m. More info...

For more information, contact Whiteny Biel.
Aug 4-6

Las Cruces
Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only
This 3-day certification course will be presented at New Mexico State University, Gerald Thomas Hall, Rm. 303, Las Cruces, NM. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for Acidified Foods Only. This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations. For more information, see web site. More info...
For more information, contact Gloria Hernandez at 575 646-2198.
Aug 4-7

4-H Day Camp-Baking
We will be discovering 4-H baking projects, pies, New Mexico Culture projects, and cake decorating! More info...
Aug 7-8

Las Cruces
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) for New Mexico Food Processors
New Mexico State University is presenting a 2-day workshop hands-on training to implement a HACCP program in food processing facilities. Food processors including restaurant operators, dairy, juice and any suppliers, regulators wishing to understand the HACCP system in food processing facilities.Limited seating available. For more information, see web site. More info...
For more information, contact Nancy Flores at 575 646-2198.
Aug 7

ASC-Tucumcari Annual Field Day
Annual Field Day

Registration begins at 5:00 pm. A catered dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. Our dinner program will feature a guest speaker. After dinner a hay ride is scheduled to show our ongoing research. Refreshments will be served following the hay ride.

Hope to see you there More info...

For more information, contact Leonard Lauriault at 575-461-1620.
Aug 13

ASC-Alcalde Annual Field Day
Visit the NMSU Alcalde Sustainable Agriculture Science Center website for more information in this year's field day. More info...
For more information, contact Steven Guldan at 505-852-4241.
Aug 14-15

Santa Fe
NMSU to host pueblo and community agricultural conference in Santa Fe
New Mexico State University's New Mexico Outreach Project is hosting a two-day conference, New Mexico Pueblo and Community Agriculture Conference on Thursday, Aug. 14, and Friday, Aug. 15, at the Santa Fe County 4-H Building, 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe.

The program contains a wide variety of topics affecting livestock, crops and forage production.

Session topics include herd health, horse care, managing rangeland in drought conditions, wildlife damage, forage and vegetable production, invasive species control, soil health and fertility, and integrated pest management.

Programs will be presented by NMSU Extension specialist Marcy Ward, Jason Turner, Nick Ashcroft, Sam Smallidge, Leonard Lauriault, Rick Arnold, Carol Sutherland and Robert Flynn.

Representatives of the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the National Agriculture Statistics Service will provide U.S. Department of Agriculture agency updates.

Registration for both days of the conference is $50 before Aug. 4 and $60 at the door. Pre-registration is important to ensure that adequate seating space and meals are available. Call Augusta at 505-852-2668 to pre-register. Scholarships for the full registration fee are available. Contact Joseph Garcia at 505-852-0480 or 505-927-9611; Tory Hougland at 505-927-8750; or Judy Finley at 575-643-5507 for information on scholarships More info...

For more information, contact Edmond Gomez.
Aug 16

4-H Fair BBQ
Come join us for BBQ! At the fairgrounds to be held from noon to 2 p.m. More info...
Aug 20

Las Cruces
Crimson Creations by ACES GRAND OPENING!
Gerald Thomas Hall Roon 150

11a.m. to 4 p.m. More info...

For more information, contact Whitney Biel.
Aug 22

Los Lunas
Chile Field Day
The Los Lunas Agricultural Science Center (1036 Miller st. SW, Los Lunas, NM) will being hosting this year's Chile Field Day.

The event will take place on August 22, 2014 from 9:00am until noon. Field tours and presentations on current chile research projects, as well as a chile roasting demonstration will be conducted. Taste tests of an assortment of different chile varieties will also be highlighted. Attendance is free and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Stephanie Walker at (575) 646-4398.
Aug 23-24

La Cruces
2014 Ride for the 4-H Clover
The second annual New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service Ride for the 4-H Clover motorcycle tour will cover more than 600 miles over the two days, Aug. 23-24.

A kick-off breakfast where riders will be welcomed and given an overview will be from 7-8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Dona Ana County Extension office in Las Cruces. They’ll roll out of Las Cruces at 8 a.m., headed to Silver City through Hatch, New Mexico, via Highway 185 and historic Hillsboro, New Mexico, via Highway 152.

Cost is just $75 per person, which includes lunches along the route, dinner in Socorro, and prizes. NMSU students can join the ride at a reduced cost of $50. Riders will also receive a pin commemorating this unique ride. Proceeds will benefit Extension 4-H youth programs. Need not drive or own a motorcycle to join.

For more information or to register, visit ridefortheclover.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-3015.

More info...
For more information, contact Bea Garrett at 575-646-3015.

September 2014

Sep 11

ASC-Artesia Science Center Annual Field Day
For more information, contact Robert Flynn at 575-748-1228.
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...

October 2014

Oct 11Nov 8

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 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.