41st Ag and Home Ec seminar set for Thursday

QCS Staff

The 41st Agricultural and Home Economics Seminar. hosted by the Quay County Extension Service, will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the
Tucumcari Convention Center.

Here are times of the work sessions, the presenters and the featired speakers at the luncheon in honor of Tucumcari’s centennial celebration.

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration and Visit Exhibits

9a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Cooperative Weed Management Area for Quay County
Jim Wanstall, State Noxious Weed Coordinator, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
House Room

Lowering Input Goals in Your Operation
Jerry Hawkes, Professor, Agriculture Economics and Business. New Mexico State University
Logan Room

“Boning Up on Health: The Importance of Calcium”
Dr. Carol Turner, Extension Nutrition Specialist, New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service
Forrest/Nara Visa Room

10:15 to 10:45 Break and View Exhibits

10:45 to noon
Feral Hog Management and Biology
Ron Jones, Wildlife Specialist, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Justin Stevenson, Disease Biologist, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Logan Room

10:45 t0 noon
Sustainable Agriculture Opportunities
USDA Beginner Farmer/Rancher Programs
Jeanine Chavez Castillo, Extension. Plant Specialist
Chis Anderson, USDA Farm Loan Chief

“Septic Tank Maintenance for the Home Owner”
John Wells, District IV Liquid Waste Specialist, New Mexico Environment Dept

Noon Lunch and View Exhibits
Tucumcari Room

Lunch: Sponsored by Ag Credit

Welcome by Brenda Bishop, County Director, Quay County Extension Service

Luncheon Program:
History of Agriculture in Quay County In honor of Tucumcari’s 100th Anniversary
• Ted Peabody, Retired Quay County Agriculture Agent

• Lynn Moncus, Quay County Historian

• Yetta Bidegain, Owner T-4 Cattle Company

• Video Presentation prepared by Jeff Bader
Bernalillo County Extension Program Director
Quay County Agriculture Agent 1991 – 2001